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Computer Coding Students Get Creative at Warwick University

 

‘Creative coding’ is a project a group of Year 7’s and 8’s have been working on based around computer coding and arts led exploration. This work gives young people the chance to bring their creative minds and an artistic sensibility to computer coding.

In order to see how relevant their new programming skills are in the real world, students were given the opportunity to visit Warwick Arts Centre and the Computer Science Department at Warwick University.

Students viewed the dance performance ‘Digitopia’;  a visually stunning integration of live dance and digital technology. Students could relate to the digital features explored in the dance piece and how they were created, as this was mirrored to some of the coding pieces created so far in lessons.

After the performance, there was an opportunity for students to purely focus on the technologies and visual elements shown by speaking to the coders of the performance. Their visit also allowed them to apply their knowledge of processing code to manipulate already coded projects in the computer science department, supported by undergraduates. 

                                                                                                                 Mrs Matharu, Leader of  I.T

 

 

‘Creative coding’ is a project a group of Year 7’s and 8’s have been working on based around computer coding and arts led exploration. This work gives young people the chance to bring their creative minds and an artistic sensibility to computer coding.

In order to see how relevant their new programming skills are in the real world, students were given the opportunity to visit Warwick Arts Centre and the Computer Science Department at Warwick University.

Students viewed the dance performance ‘Digitopia’;  a visually stunning integration of live dance and digital technology. Students could relate to the digital features explored in the dance piece and how they were created, as this was mirrored to some of the coding pieces created so far in lessons.

After the performance, there was an opportunity for students to purely focus on the technologies and visual elements shown by speaking to the coders of the performance. Their visit also allowed them to apply their knowledge of processing code to manipulate already coded projects in the computer science department, supported by undergraduates. 

                                                                                                                                      Mrs Matharu, Leader of  I.T