The final #HADADi of 2017 returned to Campus North in October. Thank you to everyone who came along – not least Toby Lloyd who took on the role of MC. It was great to chat informally and hear about inspiring projects. The theme was 'Voice' and we enjoyed a rich and varied range of presentations from what (with a little bit of programming) you can get Alexa to do via the all new Amazon Echo Dot to our latest bursary winner Zara Worth (@ZaraWorth / or find her on Instagram zara_worth) eating photographs from her personal Instagram feed. Zara invited the audience to participate in FEED by consuming, co-writing and co-presenting how the performance will be seen.
Our own Kate Anderson, together with Flo Culture (@flo_ culture), invited the #HADADi community to join people from around the world to get involved in Not as it is Written, part of Freedom City 2017. The Not as it is Written exhibition explores civil rights in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, bringing together two rich collections of photos by One Shot Charles Teenie Harris from 1950s-70s and modern day oral histories from people who lived that history. Download the accompanying app from our Not as it is Written project page to go one step further and explore themes of borders, home and freedom in your own life.
Monkfish Productions (@MonkfishCIC) working with Tyneside Sound Society have since gone on to complete Sound Level – a soundscape moment in time capturing the end of an era at Broadacre House (@GoodSpaceNE). You can listen to Sound Level here.
And that's all for 2017. Join us again in 2018 for #HADADi in 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!
Details of the next #HADADi will appear here shortly. In the meantime, 2018 #HADADi dates for the diary are: