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Suzy O’Hara (of CRUMB, Thinking Digital Arts and Nomadic Salon fame) is a media arts curator/producer based in the North East of England. Her practice explores the impact of pervasive, convergent technology and media on the production, dissemination and consumption of art, while her doctoral research explores how collaborations between the creative media & technology industries and the arts are shaping contemporary curatorial practice.

Below is her review of the piece ‘Cycles of Brass’ created by Attaya Projects last year for the DLI Art Gallery, in conjunction with the Brass Durham International Festival.
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Another Attaya Projects collaborator featured in our showcase at Northern Design Festival is Teresa Almeida. Teresa is an artist, designer, researcher, and educator whose main interests are wearable and soft technology, craft, tangible and embodied interfaces, ecology, sustainability, and design for empowerment and social innovation. She is currently a PhD student at the Digital Interaction Group at Culture Lab, Newcastle University.

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Victoria is one of the Attaya Projects collaborators who will be showing some of their work at our showcase at B&D Studios for the Northern Design Festival. She is a visual artist who weaves participation, code, body and object. In her studio, she oscillates among her favourites: programming, physical computing and making handmade (often soft!) objects. She is also pursuing a PhD at Sunderland University as part of the CRUMB group (Curatorial Research for Upstart Media Bliss).

Two of her pieces will be on display at the showcase, from 10th-14th October:

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On 17th October, drop in at B&D Studios and play a game of 100 Things (there is a delicious prize for anyone who can’t take part), have a cup of tea and a chat with Andrew Wilson about using all sorts of personal mobile technology in the arts and social sector, and in all sorts of contexts from mental health to Augmented Reality games for family groups.

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