Retro Gaming Corsetry at Pixel Lust II 16-29 March 2015

PIXEL LUST II is a two week extravaganza of retro gaming themed art and events taking place between 16-29 March 2015 at Blackburn Is Open on King William Street, Blackburn and will feature new work, by new artists and those involved in the 2014 exhibition.

There’s a focus on making stuff at Pixel Lust II. Getting practical with art, programming and electronics workshops and celebrating technologies such as Minecraft, Arduino and Raspberry Pi, that encourage adults and young people alike to get their hands dirty (but only digitally, of course).

Prints and original art will be for sale in the Pixel Lust shop alongside electronics kits for Shrimp and Raspberry Pi computers.

This bespoke retro gaming corset and posture collar, hand created by Curvitude Corsetry , is just one of the many items on display.

bespoke retro gaming corset and posture collar, hand created by Curvitude Corsetrybespoke retro gaming corset and posture collar, hand created by Curvitude Corsetrybespoke retro gaming corset and posture collar, hand created by Curvitude Corsetry

Events (missed a few, they started last week!)

Tue 17 Mar 2015 Shrimping.it: POV Workshop 6pm – 9pm, £10 per kit, Ages 11+

Electronics workshop for beginners. Learn how to programme the Arduino-compatible Shrimp microcomputer and create your own persistence of vision LED ‘wand’ to render your favourite 8-bit sprite in mid air.

Read more about shrimping.it here: http://shrimping.it/blog/

Price includes kit which is yours to keep.

Wed 18 Mar 2015 Retro Gaming Party 6pm – 9pm, FREE, Ages 11+

An evening of retro gaming. Play on our arcade cabinet and retro consoles or bring along your own. Enter the competition for a chance to win the coveted PIXEL LUST Golden Joystick.

Thu 19 Mar 2015 Stitch-A-Sprite Workshop 6pm-9pm, FREE, Ages 11+

Textiles workshop. Learn cross stitch and other techniques to make your own sprite pin badge or hair accessory to take home. Materials provided.

Fri 20 Mar 2015 Beats Of Rage II: Live Music Night 19:00, FREE, Ages 16+

A night of live music inspired by retro video games, featuring:

RICK BAINES
How is this former member of Semihere going to top last year’s bleep opus homage to classic game themes? Only one way to find out.
https://soundcloud.com/rickbaines

BASTARD OF THE SKIES
Their brand of sludge metal was influenced by a youth of shotgunning imps in the corridors of Phobos Base. They’re heavier than an Amiga 500 power supply and twice as powerful as a Playstation 4.
https://www.facebook.com/bastardoftheskies

Sat 21 Mar 2015 Craft Jam 12:00 – 17:00, FREE, Ages 11+

Open-source art and craft event. Anything goes, as long as it’s got fewer than 32 bits.

Materials and assistance provided.

Under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Sun 22 Mar 2015 Pixelcon 2015 11:00 – 17:00, FREE, Ages 11+

Participant-driven unconference, featuring workshops and talks based around art, electronics and retro gaming.

At this unconference, there are no prebooked speeches or boring sessions you can’t escape from. Attendees are encouraged to present their own 25-minute talks or workshops, programmed on the day.

Think a talk isn’t for you? No problem. One of the rules of the unconference is that you can vote with your feet; the speaker won’t feel insulted and there are three different talks to choose from at any time.

Light lunch and refreshments provided.

Under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Arrive early to plan your workshop or talk!

Mon 23 Mar 2015 Jewellery Workshop 18:00 – 21:00, FREE, Ages 11+

Learn new techniques in ceramic and beaded jewellery, then make your own pixel creations.

Under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Tue 24 Mar 2015 Shrimping.It: Memory Game Workshop (Arduino) 18:00 – 21:00

Electronics workshop for beginners. Create and take home your own standalone memory game similar to the MB Simon:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_%28game%29

Uses the Arduino-compatible Shrimp microprocessor. Read more about shrimping.it here: http://shrimping.it/blog/

£10, Ages 11+
Under-16s should be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Price includes kit which is yours to keep.

Wed 25 Mar 2015 Fun with Scratch: Teaching Kids To Code Workshop 17:00 – 20:00

Scratch is the ideal introduction to programming for children. An eight year old with no previous experience could get an interactive game or animation up and running within a couple of hours.

Bring along a laptop and with the help of our experts your child will be writing code by the end of the evening.

Ages 7+
Under-16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Thu 26 Mar 2015 Stitch-A-Sprite Workshop 18:00 – 21:00

Textiles workshop. Learn cross stitch and other techniques to make your own sprite pin badge or hair accessory to take home. Materials provided.

FREE, Ages 11+
Children aged 11-16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Fri 27 Mar 2015 World Building With Minecraft Workshop 18:00 – 21:00

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before that happens.

This workshop will teach minecraft players and beginners how to build playable minecraft worlds outside of the game.

We have a limited number of machines available, so please bring your own laptop if you have one.

FREE
Age 8+
Children aged 11-16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Sat 28 Mar 2015 HACK // BURN Tech Jam 12:00 – 17:00

Open-source electronics and tech event, presented by Blackburn Hackspace. Build your own tech projects with advice from our experts.

Soldering irons, wood saws, 3D printers, and other tools will be available for use.

Materials shop on site covering shrimping.it Arduino compatible components, Raspberry PI and electronics bits.

FREE
Ages 11+
Children aged 11-16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Sun 29 Mar 2015 GAME OVER Closing Party – Live Music, Art Sale 16:00 – 21:00

A last chance to meet our artists and buy work, including ex-display framed prints at a discounted rate.

With live music from:

THREE FINGER SALUTE
This newly formed three-piece presents jazz interpretations of classic video game tunes. Not to be missed.

SCORPION STARE
Futuristic, industrial, alternative, atmospheric: they’ll fit right in.
https://soundcloud.com/scorpion-stare

THE RAGAMUFFINS
With charming, well written lyrics and catchy hooks, these boys will make you move your feet without even resorting to scrolling multicoloured arrows.
https://www.facebook.com/theragamuffinsuk

FREE ENTRY
BYOB
Ages 16+

Art sale starts 4pm
Bands start 6pm

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