Event: Get digitally creative with The 12 Days of Christmas

Posted on 19 November 2018

What does a partridge in a pear tree look like in the digital world? How do ten lords a’ leap to the music and where are the six geese a’ laying?

Free drop-in session, Wednesday 28 November

Help conduct The 12 Days of Christmas using augmented reality and digital images.

Meet us in the Morrell Lounge in the JB Morrell Library foyer any time between 12-4pm.

Open to all students and staff.

A Patridge in a pear tree

Join us for a collaborative conducting session on Wednesday 28 November to help create the real-time sounds for the well-known Christmas carol, The 12 Days of Christmas.

‌During this Digital Creativity drop-in session, we’ll be utilising an exciting new app that uses digital imagery and augmented reality to bring the music of The 12 Days to life.

The app has been specially developed by the University’s IT Services to help students and staff explore the possibilities of augmented reality and other new technologies.

Along with getting involved with conducting digital sounds and visuals, you’ll also have an opportunity to ask the Teaching and Learning team about using technology for your own projects.

All students and staff are welcome to the event and no booking is required. A number of Android devices will be available to use on the day.

What is augmented reality?

Commonly referred to as AR, augmented reality uses technology to superimpose graphics and media on a user’s view of the real world, reacting to triggers such as visual and location data.

AR technology can also be used as a data visualisation method for research projects.

About the Digital Creativity series

This special session in the run-up to Christmas is part of our series of Digital Creativity workshops sharing techniques for using technology to tap into your creative side.

Run by the Library and IT Services, other sessions involve turning data into artwork, how to create an app and learning how to code.

If you’d like to find out more, please email itsupport@york.ac.uk.