We led a making session at the Watershed as part of the Bugs on Film programme. It was an opportunity to test the making elements of the platform. Up until now, we have been testing how the sensors are used with sensors made by designers and artists. This was the first time we had invited the public to make their own creations with sensors with using our custom kit. We collaborated with Roseanna Dias, an outreach producer at the Watershed. We called the session “bugs unplugged” and realized that although the name had a ring to it, encouraging “bugs” in our first public making outing could have a bad omen for our technology. Fortunately the only bugs on showed up on the planned animations of creepy crawlies and the weird and wonderful creatures that people made.
Setting up the sensors for participatns
Some of the creations made by participants