16th Dec 2012, MzTEK’s Beat Box T-shirt workshop

MzTEK is a non-profit organisation with the aim of addressing the imbalance of women artists working in the fields of new media, computer arts, and technology. We have invited them to run one of their women only workshops at the Music Hackspace. So MzTEK and the Music Hackspace invite techie women (and women who want to get techie) to join us for a one day workshop where you will learn to make one of the instruments from the Hacked Human Orchestra: the Beatbox t-shirt!

This last summer MzTEK worked with Guerilla Science, and KOBAKANT to bring a fantastic Hacked Human Orchestra to Wilderness and Shambala festivals, making wearable instruments with festival-goers that created the most awesome music ever. Creating soft circuits with conductive fabric, conductive thread and an array of electronic components, people turned their t-shirts into synthesizers, screechers and recorders. For more information about the Hacked Human Orchestra check out: http://www.mztek.org/programs/hacked-human-orchestra/

Beatbox t-shirt workshop at the Music Hackspace
In this workshop we will hack a small re-recordable devise, discard the hard wires and replace them with conductive fabric and thread, and learn e-textile techniques to make soft circuit buttons to embed the devise into a t-shirt or textile. We will provide a standard t-shirt, but feel free to bring a fabric patch, hat or bag etc, to use instead. This would make a funky Xmas prezzie!

This workshop is perfect for someone wanting to learn the basics of how to create a soft circuit, but also for those wanting to work with electronics in a slightly different way. T-shirts will be provided but please feel free to bring along your own garment to adorn as well!

Please note this is a women only workshop.
When? Sunday 16th December 11:00am – 4:30pm
Where? Music Hackspace, Unit 30. Cremer Business Centre. 37 Cremer Street. London E2 8HD

£50 + £1.60 booking fee SIGN UP HERE




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