9- 11 MAY 2007

The Takeaway Festival of do-it-yourself media is a three-day extravaganza of talks, workshops, performances and exhibitions returning for the second time to the Dana Centre.

The silent revolution goes on! Discover for yourselves how technology continues to quietly transform creative possibilities, social structures, communication networks and business opportunities. Get hands on with the workshops or take part in talks that will enable you to uncover the emerging technologies and software that are opening up new kinds of potential in art practice, design and communication.

This time the festival will have more participation from undergraduates from degree courses across the country and we are showcasing their work in the Dana Centre exhibition spaces. This work is ground breaking and original, and finds interesting solutions for old problems and demonstrates new relationships between technology and other media. The Takeaway Festival tries to identify the changing interfaces between technology and practice. It celebrates a D-I-Y praxis that is infusing the creative landscape and challenging the status quo of top down software and proprietary licensing.  


Aduino Workshop

Discover more about Arduino, an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple i/o board and a development environment for writing software. It can be used to develop interactive objects and control a variety of lights, motors and other outputs. Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project and interactive designer for Prada, Whirlpool, V and A, Artemide, Persol and Adidas.

Little SoundDj Workshop

A workshop about making music with a Game Boy. Participants will find out how to use the software that is used to make Game Boy music, and get the chance to play around with it. Gijs Gieskes, an industrial designer who creates instruments for use with video and audio performances.

Creative computing

Processing is an open-source programming language and development platform which makes computer programming more accessible for people with little previous experience, especially those ‘visually minded’. Find out with David Muth how to use it and how it is being utilised by a large community of artists, musicians, architects, designers and researchers. David Muth, London-based musician, programmer and artist.

Web 2 for me and you

What can Web 2 do for you? And how can you take part? Find out more about the different ways to participate in the internet including how to use a hosted blog, how to use the web’s social spaces, how sites like Flikr and Delicious work and for those with web space, how to install your own blogging software. James Smith, artist, lecturer and experienced web application developer.