SMARTlab researcher and PhD student, Will Pearson took part as an Urban Ideas Baker with the British Council Creative Cities programme in Pilsen in the Czech Republic, 12 -15 June 2010, to engage with the 2015 City of Culture plans and opening up public space within the city. He is also participating in a programming sprint at University of Wales Institute of Art and Design, Cardiff, supported by the Touch Trust to develop new computational resources for pupils with autism.
In addition, he is continuing work with Sound and Music and Tuke School Peckham to create and install new creative computational tools with a group of interaction designers. In addition to all of this, he is working on a number of iPhone projects. The interactive installation he has been working on in Newcastle at Seven Stories, through Culture Lab at Newcastle University opens mid-July. It’s a face-capture, projection system using video clips to create an interactive wall, based around the classic children’s story, The Borrowers.