We’re bringing art and science together in this machine learning workshop. Geared towards making AI accessible to beginners, this event provides participants with a fun, exciting introduction to machine-learning possibilities.

Led by Rebecca Fiebrink, Helen Pritchard, and Joanne Armitage, this all-day computing workshop features hands-on activities that unlock the personal and accessible potentials for machine learning, all the while encouraging creativity, curiosity, and self-expression. Experiment with novice-friendly tools, create works of art, and discover how identity and algorithms can interact with each other – inclusive of queer and feminist perspectives.

This workshop is limited to 25 people and each participant is strongly encouraged to bring their own laptop with the relevant free software pre-installed.

Please click here to read important information about preparing for this all-day workshop.

This event is sponsored by Yorkshire Building Society.

About The Speakers

Dr Rebecca Fiebrink

Dr Rebecca Fiebrink is a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. She designs new ways for humans to interact with computers in creative practice. She has developed the Wekinator software for creative machine learning and designed the world’s first online course teaching machine learning to creative practitioners.


Dr Helen Pritchard

Dr Helen Pritchard is an international artist and a lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London where she is the head of Digital Arts Computing. Central to Helen’s work is the consideration of co-research, participation, and queer environmental practice. Helen’s practice often emerges as workshops, collaborative events and computational art.

Dr Joanne Armitage

Dr Joanne Armitage lectures in digital media at the University of Leeds. She is one half of the live coding music duo ALGOBABEZ, associated with the Algorave movement and as a member of the laptop collective OFFAL. She recently won the British Science Association’s Daphne Oram Award for Digital Innovation.