The Wired Lab – Regional Science Hub & Science Week Activities
The Wired Lab has been awarded a Regional Science Grant from Inspiring Australia. The aim of this grant is to seed activities for National Science Week (10-18th August 2013) and create a ‘hub’ for enduring partnerships and future activities throughout the Eastern Riverina region. The Wired Lab’s range of Art / Science activities meet core aims of the Regional Science initiative which is to create ways to engage the wider community with science and communicate the relevance of science to everyday life. To celebrate 2013 Science week The Wired Lab is facilitating two public programs in the Cootamundra area:
Thursday 15th August @ Cootamundra Arts Centre
The Science of Sound workshop
with NSW DET Distance Education students from around the Eastern Riverina
Science of Sound will be a hands on workshop providing high school students the opportunity to explore the science of sound through electronic musical instruments. Utilising open source software such as Arduino, computer algorithms & small readily available components, we will provide students with the opportunity to build their own modular unit that they can later use & build upon beyond the workshop environment. The workshop will explore computer science, electronics, chaos & complexity, whilst also making connections with contemporary pop culture & the tools used in the production of electronic music.
Places or this workshop have been filled, to request a similar workshop at your school please email The Wired Lab: email@example.com
Friday 16th August, 2.30pm @ Cootamundra Library, Stephen Ward Rooms
Sound Science: Sound synthesizers in music and popular culture
- Talk by David Burraston with the Cootamundra U3A
This talk will trace the history of the sound synthesizer from its beginnings in the late 1800′s to the present day, with examples of its use in popular culture. Film clips and live audio demonstrations will provide key insights into this unique instrument.
Sound synthesizers are electronic musical instruments capable of producing a wide range of sounds and can imitate other instruments or generate completely new sounds. Although a relatively new type of instrument, the synthesizer is now firmly placed within music, and within popular culture such as film, television and computer games.
This talk is presented in collaboration with Cootamundra U3A, all ages and non-U3A members are welcome to attend.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to the National Science Week Website
This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government as part of National Science Week.