Fri 24 Feb 2017 13:00
The Kellycaster: a story about the development of an accessible guitar
Drake Music works in music, disability and technology. During this Lunchtime Talk, we will hear about the Kellycaster, a bespoke accessible guitar.
Drake Music works in music, disability and technology. For this Lunchtime Talk, we welcome by Gawain Hewitt, Associate National Manager: Research and Development at Drake Music. Gawain will introduce the DMLab programme, an innovative collaboration between Drake Music and the Maker community, that has led to real change both in design but also in how accessible music making is perceived. Gawain will focus on the Kellycaster, a bespoke accessible guitar that musician John Kelly has designed with the group, and is almost completed.
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday.
Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do.
After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm.
Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.