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Inclusive Creativity: Digital Practices

31st May 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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Inclusive Creativity: Digital Practices (Hearts of STEM 2017) is a public symposium/mini-conference highlighting how the arts and technology are informing each other in the early 21st century while exploring community engagement with creative technologies.

Presenters include:

Gawain Hewitt, John Kelly, Prof. Tony Brooks, Prof. Eva Brooks, Lisa Hall, Luke Woodbury, Eamonn Durey,  Shane Byrne, Koichi Samuels, Denise White  and Charles Matthews.


Lisa Hall will be leading two sounds walks during the event:

Walking with Crickets is a sound walk and a method to explore the city carrying recordings of cricket song while walking through the local area, to investigate boundaries of sound, audibility and relationships in space and of self. The sound walk is a digital re-enactment of an old audio trend that originated in China in around 900AD – a fashion for carrying live crickets concealed in one’s clothing for enjoyment of the cricket song. This audio practice can be seen as an early form of a mobile music player, one that creates a sound zone around the wearer that is to be heard in accompaniment with one’s surroundings. The cricket song becomes a sonic lens and measure though which we can investigate our relationships with our surroundings, others and ourselves. For this activity, participants are invited to experience and contemplate the act of carrying cricket song through the immediate environs of Derry / Londonderry on a 30 minute sound walk. The activity will include a short talk introducing the history of the practice and the proposition for the cricket song as a tool of investigation, the session will end with a short discussion to share experiences.


Inclusive Creativity: Digital Practices

Inclusive Creativity: Digital Practices (Hearts of STEM 2017) is organised by Dr Brendan McCloskey, Prof. Frank Lyons and Dr Brian Bridges, at Ulster University, Magee campus. The event is being held in association with the Walled City Music Festival with support from Garfield Weston (for the Hearts of STEM 2017 programme) and Calouste Glubenkian (for the Inclusive Creativity project).


Read more on the Hearts of Stem website.


31st May 2017
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Event Category:


Hearts of Stem – Ulster University
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Ulster University
Northland Road
Derry/Londonderry , BT48 7JL United Kingdom
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