Hacking the Home: An Introduction to Creative Electronics (2013)

Brady Ciel Marks, Jesse Scott

Wed, Jan 9—Wed, Jan 16, 2013

Youth 13-18 worked with instructors and students to conceptualize, problem-solve, develop and make their own creative electronics projects. The small camp size allowed instructors to work with a variety of skill levels and give individual attention.

The week began with a hands-on introduction to basic electronics and making small, fun projects that were completed in the first day. Students then selected and designed their own projects using technologies such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, RFID, solar panels, cell phones, LEDS, lasers, temperature sensors and more. This camp was a wonderful way for youth to understand the rapidly changing technologies that surround them by empowering them to create with and bend the technologies for their own uses.

Read more about the workshop and exhibition on VANDOCUMENT.

Artist Profile

Brady Ciel Marks

Brady Ciel Marks is the lead mentor for this project. She is a digital media artist who works with Sound, Light and Kinetics. She holds a Masters in Interactive Arts from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and an undergraduate degree with honours in Computer Science from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

In conjunction with VIVO Media Arts Centre (Vancouver), Brady received Innovations grant funding from the British Columbia Arts Council for the research and creation of a Volumetric Display Device that generates interactive 3D sculptural images using light. The device was presented at the 2015 International Symposium on Electronic Art and at Science World at Telus World of Science. As a graduate of Simon Fraser University taught by faculty including original members of the World Soundscape Project (WSP) including Hildegard Westerkamp. Recently she presented a 24 Hour broadcast of a Saturna Island Soundscape, on Earth Day in sync to local time as part of the Wetland Project. She is a frequent host of Soundscape on Co-op Radio, as well as a member of the Vancouver Electronic Ensemble and a DJ working under the alias of furiousgreencloud.

As a teacher, Brady has guest lectured in SFU’s School of Interactive Arts & Technology, Film Program, and School of Communication, where she also served as an external examiner. She has lead workshops in physical computing and digital media manipulation at VIVO Media Arts, where she also led the Still Creek Salmon Sounds mentorship in 2018.

Jesse Scott