About Analogue Technology in the Digital Age
To celebrate London Tech Week here in Waltham Forest, Ticketlab have brought together a group of makers and creators who are using older technology to achieve moderns aims.
Armstrong Audio was originally founded in 1932 and became a leading British manufacturer of audio equipment until the late 1970s. They subsequently retooled and are now one of London's few remaining audio repair shops. The recent renaissance in analogue sound has seen demand for their service grow and has attracted a new generation of audiophiles. See them in action and find out what they have planned for the future.
Bank Job have been printing their own money on Hoe Street in an effort to raise money for local causes and wipe out £1,000,000 of predatory debt. Using traditional printing methods, each of the bank notes is a numbered work of art. The scheme is also being filmed for a documentary and is looking at ways to incorporate cryptocurrency. See a live print demo and talk to the artists.
Byron's Yard do custom vinyl records, dub plates and mastering. Byron will show how he uses his Scully lathe (one of only around 20 in the country) to imprint records for both national and international clients. Byron will also be playing us some records that he's cut so we can hear the final product.
Ethan The Explorer is going to be the first computer game by a father and son team who have just successfully raised the money for the project via Kickstarter. Ethan is 8 years old and designs the graphics, sound effects and game dynamics; his faher Cris does the coding in Unity. They'll have a playable demo, some original drawings from Ethan and you can be the first to hear the soundtrack that's been created for them by Skylark Music.
This event has been kindly supported by Waltham Forest Council and the council's Director of Digital & ICT, Paul Neville, will be there to open proceedings.
Presentations will be followed by an opportunity to network.
151-155 Hoe Street,