From Monday 11th to Thursday 14th of October, two Komputer + Kunst = Kjærlighet (K+K=K) workshops took place at the ReMida center in Trondheim. The workshops were aimed at school children. 15 pupils from Trondheim International School attended the first of the two day workshops, and 14 pupils from the Lilleby School attended the second workshop.
The ReMida education pilasters of reuse and creativity were practiced when the pupils created puppets from reusable materials. The pupils then photographed the puppets and made digital icons to use in the graphic programming environment called Scratch.
Through drag and drop programming in Scratch they created an animated story using the puppets as the main characters. Light and sound sensors provided feedback from the spectators, so they could interact with the animation on screen. Audun Eriksen and Pål Bøysen helped design puppets and made the sensors, and NTNU staff and master students helped with the programming.
The K+K=K workshop was part of Professor Letizia Jaccheri's ArTe research project, which explores the intersection where art and information technology merge. The workshop was part of the Meta.Morf 2010 event in Trondheim, and it was supported by NTNU and Norwegian Council for Culture.
Photos from the K+K=K workshop (Flickr)
On Saturday 6th November a new workshop will take place from 10:30 to 16:00 at the ReMida center. The K+K=K workshop is for all children from age 9 to 12.Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the event. Limited number of places.