G-Hack at Sonar Festival- Barcelona- QMUL Hack School for Women & Womens Panel

Our 2012 Chair Nela Brown is up to cool stuff again- this time at Barcelona’s SONAR festival, along with Magdalena Chudy one of our founding WISE members!
More details below…

Learn to Hack Web Audio API with G.Hack

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G.Hack is not only organizing at Sónar+D the Women Hackers round table. Also presents a workshop in which participants will learn about the culture of software and hardware hacking through short demos and examples, before moving on to using Web Audio API straight through their Google Chrome web browser! The Web Audio API is a high-level JavaScript API for processing and synthesizing audio in web applications. It includes capabilities found in modern game audio engines and some mixing, processing and filtering tasks found in modern desktop audio production applications.

Participants will use this API to build simple synths and combine them with other musical feature extraction APIs to make some cool hacks! Aimed at women beginners with no previous programming experience, though all levels are welcome.

G.Hack (QMUL, London, UK) is an art and technology lab founded in 2011 by female researchers from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), with the aim to provide a supportive learning environment in which skills sharing, interdisciplinary collaboration and hands on experimental production can take place. After noticing the low number of female hackers at Music Hack Days, they decide to put together the following team of G.Hackers to teach female attendees of Sónar 2014 some fun hacking skills (and encourage them to participate in future Music Hack Days):

Nela Brown, Chair of G.Hack, doctoral student at QML’s Cognitive Science Research group, award winning sound artist, musician, technologist and leader.

Katerina Kosta, doctoral student at QML’s Centre for Digital Music, mathematician, pianist and hacker, researching dynamic variations in expressive music performance.

Magdalena Chudy, doctoral student at QML’s Centre for Digital Music, computer scientist and professional cellist researching performer-dependent aspects of musical timbre.

Patrizia Carlota, QML Drama Department alumni, performance maker, production manager, researcher and committee member of VivArtista and ISCaD.

Pre-registration is required.
Interested people, please write to: jaume.colomer@sonar.es
Date: Thursday 12th, 13.00 – 16.00h
Place: Sala 4
Duration: 3 hours
What to bring: laptop, headphones, latest version of Chrome internet browser installed.

Please take note this activity is offered in English only.

 

Women Hackers

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Ciberfeminism, hacktivism, open culture and free tech education
G.Hack is a collective of female researchers within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London. The group is focused on sharing knowledge and developing interactive media projects. At Sónar+D they will present “Women Hackers”, a panel with inspirational women founders, leaders, researchers and advocates of cyberfeminism, hacktivism, open culture and free tech education.Panel consist of:


Nela Brown
, Chair of G.Hack, doctoral student at Queen Mary University of London Cognitive Science Research group, award winning sound artist, musician, technologist and leader.
Alex Haché, member of Dones Tech a group of Social Research dedicated to creating digital content, media production and communication. Haché is doctor of economy, cyberfeminist, hacktivist, developer of technopolitical projects, researcher of ICT for public good.
Klau Kinki, part of pechblenda LAB, an experimental laboratory where learning arises from raw experimentation and the self-formation where free knowledge emerges.
Amélie Anglade, member of OpenTechSchool  a movement aiming to offer free tech education. Co-founder of Hackership, a full-time 3-month hacker school programme located in Berlin and based on the values of OpenTechSchool. Her work focuses on supporting hackers of all backgrounds to learn and grow, and also she does music information retrieval and recommendation for a living. She presents herself as a music hacker at heart.Please take note this activity is offered in English only.

http://ghack.eecs.qmul.ac.uk Ghack_logo_newQueen-Mary-University-London-Logo

And QMUL have another workshop at Sonar, run by Andrew McPherson and Victor Zappi from Centre for Digital Music:

http://sonar.es/en/2014/prg/sm/queen-mary-university-of-london:-hack-in-the-box_109

 

 

Follow all the action via SONAR social media here:

sonarplusd.com event website.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sonarfestival
Google+: Sónar Festival https://plus.google.com/+SónarFestival
Pinterest: Sónar Festival http://www.pinterest.com/sonarfestival
Instagram: Sonar festival http://instagram.com/sonarfestival
Tumblr: http://sonarfestival.tumblr.com
Hasthtags: #sonarD
Don’t forget to link us @WISEQMUL
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