Over three days at the start of June, Creative Edinburgh joined forces with Creative Dundee and We Throw Switches to deliver “Light Bytes”- informal mixer events designed to stimulate curiosity about creative technology. The sessions included networking, micro talks, panel discussion and opportunities to play with ground breaking technology thanks to a range of demonstrators.
Throughout the series of engaging practical sessions, arts organisations and creative technologists were brought together to explore how technology could be used for content creation and building fluidity between the physical and the virtual. Makers, coders, digital producers and creative technologists came together to explore the medium in an innovative and responsive way, revelling in previously unimaginable ways of utilising digital outputs.
Panel discussions were undeniable highlights of the events; scroll down to catch up on the action from the sessions in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow.
Panel Discussion from Light Bytes Edinburgh, Wednesday 1st June 2016 with:
Our host: Yann Seznec
Panelist: Kate Wimpress, Director North Edinburgh Arts
Panelist: Jack King Spooner, Artist and Games Developer
Panelist: Luci Holland, Composer and Arts Producer
Panel Discussion from Light Bytes Dundee, on Thursday 2nd June 2016 with:
Our host: Yann Seznec
Panelist: Malath Abbas, Game Designer, Artist and Producer
Panelist: Thomas Small, Choreographer & Artistic Director Shaper/ Caper
Panelist: Lynn Parker, Animator & Computer Arts Lecturer at University of Abertay
Panel Discussion from Light Bytes Glasgow, on Friday 3rd June 2016 with:
Following the Light Bytes event series there is an open call for Curiosity Awards proposals of £1,000. Supporting six collaborative prototype projects which explore creative technologies by cultural organisations and technologists, the awards are open to all. The application deadline is Thursday 30 June 2016 at 5pm.
The Light Bytes project was initiated by Creative Scotland to contribute to building capacity in Scotland’s cultural organisations responding to the digital connecting theme set out in Creative Scotland’s 10 year plan.