What’s On:

Chi-TEK Closing Party at Watermans Tonight!

This evening is the closing party for Chi-TEK at Watermans, the perfect chance to come and see the showcase if you haven’t done so already!

Much like our previous tea party at the V&A in September the work will be out for you to interact with and a few of the artists will also be there to discuss their work with you. The event begins at 6:30pm and will finish at 8:30pm. For a refresher of what you can expect in the showcase check out our Chi-TEK page!

It is also the third installment of the Watermans International Festival of Digital Art 2012, with a seminar entitled ‘New Media art and illusion: physical interaction & perception’ which falls in-line with the opening of Michele Barker’s & Anna Munster’s installation HokusPokus, also happening at Watermans today! For more details please read here, and for info on how to get to Watermans, please look at their contact page.

Below are a couple of piccies of the showcase at Watermans, for more please check out our Facebook page – there will also be more added later after the party :)

Mika Satomi’s Suicidal Teapot 

Rain Ashford’s Teapotty!

Installing the showcase


Chi-TEK on exhibition at Waterman’s Gallery

Chi-TEK is BACK!!!!!!!!

15 of the most inspired technologically modified teapots in the world will be on display in all their interactive glory at Watermans Gallery from 26 March to 22 April 2012.

Stay tuned for party details….

T-Hack with G.HACK

G.Hack is an art and technology lab for women at Queen Mary University of London. They are participating artists in the Chi-TEK project, and have developed an interactive table for sound mapping tea houses across London.

This workshop will teach basic techniques involved in the construction of an interactive table top, using infrared sensors. It will also teach basic sound recording and editing, the basics of soldering components, as well as covering simple programming for the interactive table using Processing, MaxMsp and reacTIVision software.

G.Hack – Teapot – Sound Mapping London Tea Houses from MAT_OPEN on Vimeo.

What to bring with you (if you can)…

Participants are required to bring their own laptops, and if possible with preinstalled sound editing software, Processing, reacTIVision and MaxMsp (demo licence is fully functional for 30 days) and if you have it, sound recording equipment. All materials for making sensors will be provided.


November 19th 2011

10.30am – 4.30pm


129 -131 Mare St
London E8 3RH    - MAP


This is a women only workshop
Tickets are £25
Register here: https://mztek.eventwax.com/t-hack-with-ghack

This Chi-TEK workshop project is supported by









Chi-TEK Workshop Festival for Women

A day of introductory techy workshops for women

MzTEK has teamed up with our friends at School of Everything to bring you a day of techy tinkering.

Workshops include Shiver My Tea Cups, Make-a-Mic & Soft Circuit Ghosts. The day will be structured for you to chose 3x 1hour 30mins workshops to attend throughout day. Spend the day picking up skills in Arduino, soldering, noise making, sensors & more!

No experience necessary – just enthusiasm for tech, and tea!

This workshop is part of the MzTEK project Chi-TEK, a celebration of women working in arts and technology, and offers a tongue in cheek take on what women can really achieve around a kitchen table.

Soft Circuit Voodoo Doll from Becky Stewart on Vimeo.

Bring with you…

Your favourite teacup and saucer
If you have a laptop, please bring along with you.
If you have an Arduino, bringing this will mean you can take your work away with you.

The Instructors:

Katrin Baumgarten is a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Her projects revolve around human-technology-interaction and explore future possibilities within technology and art. katrinbaumgarten.de

Julie Freeman explores relationships between science, technology and nature and how we perceive and interact with them. Julie recently became a TED Fellow 2011.  translatingnature.org

Becky Stewart from MzTEK currently runs her own company, Codasign as researcher, designer and consultant for digital music installations.


Standard ticket £65.
MzTEK Special buy 1 ticket and get a second half price – bring a friend! – enter this promo code when registering: 241.5  NOTE: you will need to add the code on the registration form, before you get to the ticket options.
This is a women only workshop. Booking Essential.


To book, go to mztek.eventwax.com/chi-tek-workshop-fest


School of Everything  Limehouse Town Hall  646 Commercial Road  London E14 7HA

For more info or any questions, please feel free to get in touch at info@mztek.org

The Chi-TEK project is supported by