Summer #HADADi at Jam Jar Studios was the first but not the last time we’ll be crossing the River Tyne to meet artists and techie entrepreneurs in Gateshead. Thank you to everyone who came along – not least Dominic Smith our MC. It was great to chat informally and hear about your practice. The theme last night was Lonely Cities. We enjoyed a rich and varied range of presentations not least from bursary winner Brian Degger (transitlab.org / @drbrian) who showed his prototype idea, “A dumb emotional device”, for letting friends and families know how you are – really. And there’s quite a bit of twitter response to Nick Lewis (arcusstudios.com / @arcusstudios) who was exploring Truth and Beauty via mask, projection mapping and gaming software, enabling audiences to bring to life the French 19th century mathematician Sophie Germain. Nick’s continuing his work and is uncovering all kinds of new applications.
We offer a #HADADi Bursary every three months thanks to the support of Newcastle University Institute for Creative Arts Practice (NICAP). The next theme is "Voices". We have chosen this theme because Helix Arts is passionate about encouraging and enabling diverse communities to explore and find their cultural voice working with high quality artists. Details of the next bursary will appear here shortly.
#HADADi is primarily a warm and friendly social setting where you can share and discuss digital arts ideas which may or may not be on the theme of the night!
2018 #HADADi dates (venues to be announced shortly):
We are delighted that Newcastle Institute for Creative Practice supports #HADADi.