The Oxford Digital Olympiad

This project coincides with the creation of a new commission by the digital artist John Gerrard for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad which will be unveiled and shown in Oxford City at the beginning of July to coincide with the start of the Olympics programme. In partnership with Creative Junction, Modern Art Oxford will work with hard to reach young people, including those not in education, employment or training and the adults that work with them on a programme of Digital Creativity and Computer Games Design culminating in a four day long Games Camp at the end of July 2012. There will be a variety of creative digital learning events and sessions leading up to the games camp and young people can opt to do a small number of sessions or participate in the whole programme. The overriding theme of our digital work will be ‘sport’ in its broadest interpretation as this fits in well with John Gerrard’s approach to his commission. The game will be designed using Scratch software (please see http://scratch.mit.edu/ ). In September 2012 we hope to release the game created by the young people online so that their work can have an international presence.

Please see: www.johngerrard.net/

www.modernartoxford.org.uk/whats-on/the-legacy-fellowship/about/

James Carroll from evil.twins.artworks is our lead artist and as part of this project he will be delivering a professional development session on using Scratch technology. The session takes place at Modern Art Oxford on Thursday 28 June, 1 – 5pm.

For booking information on this Scratch CPD please contact team@creativejunction.org.uk

Young people involved will have the opportunity to complete their Arts Award and they will be connecting with young people internationally through Creative Junction’s E Community.