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Maker Day: British HCI Conference 2017

Apply now to join our Creative Hack for Digital Make-Believers. At 9am on Monday 3rd July, Fab Lab Sunderland is being taken over for a 12 hour Maker Day as part of the British HCI Conference 2017. This is the first Creative Fuse Innovation Pilot.

When: Monday 3rd July, 9am-9pm. A Showcase Presentation will take place on Wednesday 5th July, 11am-2.30pm.

Where: Fab Lab Sunderland, University of Sunderland

What to Expect

A hands-on opportunity to think, make, and co-create with others in a high energy, highly collaborative and creative environment.

The Maker Day is a chance to use innovative methods, collaborative processes, digital fabrication equipment and technologies to creatively respond to the theme of Digital Make Believe.

We are looking for a broad range of creative practitioners including: hackers, artists, designers, coders, UXD/HCI specialists, researchers, developers, thinkers and other creatives.

You can be from a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), a research organisation, or freelance.


Free access to the British HCI Conference 2017 (worth £350).

Participation in the Maker Day Hackumentary film, showcased at British HCI 2017 and online.

Beyond the Day

We will identify a selection of projects to go forward and pitch for Second Stage Innovation R&D funding through Creative Fuse North East.

Projects will be identified at the Showcase on the 5th July. This will also be an opportunity to receive feedback from sector specialists on your projects and ideas.

Apply Now

Please send a 1 page CV, a link to your own work (artwork, object or project) and a 300 word expression of interest to suzy.o’

Deadline: 12pm, 28th June

The expression of interest should include: a description of who you are and what you do, why you are interested in taking part, what kind of outcomes you are expecting from the Maker Day, your strengths and skills, and how you can contribute to a team.

Find out more about the British HCI 2017 Conference: Digital Make Believe