JOYRIDE

Christopher Jarratt

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Suitable for: 10 to 12

Manor Maker is a micro-manufacturing workshop based in the Manor area of Sheffield. The Manor Maker team work alongside local people to collaboratively research, design, run and make changes to their local environment, through public artworks, design pieces and events, encouraging people to play a more active role in shaping where they live and work.

Running every Saturday for 3 months in 2016, Project JOYRIDE saw seven 14-19 year old’s learn how to design, build and artwork, their own Soapbox Derby Cars, using both contemporary digital manufacturing and traditional artisan skills and techniques.

 

Christopher’s award winning work has gained international recognition and has been extensively published and exhibited. Christopher encourages the use of our imagination as a storytelling platform for ideas, creation and play.

As children we dream up fantastical ideas and stories, looking at objects questioning why things are like they are. A child can find a slightly bent branch on a woodland walk and turn it into a bow, sword, machine gun, magic wand or drawing implement. As we get older we tend to forget our old friend imagination.

Christopher Jarratt

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Create sculptures and scenes using dough, then bring them to life with light and sound.

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Choosatron

Jerry Belich

Play, make decisions, affect the outcome of the story, and your journey is printed out.

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Cubetto

Primo Toys

Cubetto is a playful wooden robot, powered by the first programming language you can touch.

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Blinkies

Lost My Name

Amazingly easy-to-use animations that bring your drawings to life making them even more magical.

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Play Osmo

Osmo

Taking gameplay beyond a screen, turning any physical object into a connected game piece.

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Line Wobbler

Robin Baumgarten

A unique one dimensional game, control the LED strip by wobbling a door stop spring.

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This is the archive of the 2016 Playground exhibition website.
For more information please see the current site or contact us.