As a very small cog in the teaching establishment at the University, I’d been looking for an opportunity to show off the new facilities to my family. BELIEVE looked like the kind of event that would appeal to the whole gang – from my four year old youngest daughter to my seventy-two year old mother-in-law.
Just arrived with the family at #Believe @mediacityuk. Wow! Don’t know where to start.
The Digital Performance Lab was incredible and I bet the students have a ball playing with this. We loved Picnic in the park! The children sat on the picnic blanket and were miraculously joined by strange guests from another world (well, another room in the building, I guess! But which one?) Holding up the black and white cards brought animated birds, insects and plates of buns into the picture too.
The queues were snaking right round the Egg. No way we were going to get to see dinosaurs. Very disappointing but the girls were brave. And there’s more to art than dinosaurs, right? And the interactive tables are pretty cool although they seemed to take it for granted that you could manipulate text with your fingers on a screen….
Helen Keegan’s (@Heloukee) always a great person to follow for fantastic photos and videos from the University. This is an extract from a piece of animation by Mat Lloyd and Matt Frodsham that she captured.
Shame I can’t find a video clip of that. It was a piece by Joe Chambers working with pupils from Salford’s Albion High School. At least you can hear it in the background of this video of the interactive table.