Computing KS3 & KS4/GCSE: Coding and digital art

Digital Artist Seb Lee-Delisle is a coder and visual artist who creates large installations and events using code.

Seb demonstrates his Pixel Pyros program, which uses code to create a digital firework display that the public can interact with.

Members of the public can trigger the infrared motion sensors so that the computer programme sets off digital fireworks, manipulated using code and beamed through high-powered lasers.

This clip is from the series Coding: The Future is Creative.

Teacher Notes

This could be used to illustrate how sensors can be programmed and used.

A discussion could be started on open source software and the ownership issues relating this and other forms of ownership (intellectual property, patents, licensing, and proprietary software).

Could be used to illustrate how imagery and movement can be represented and manipulated digitally in the form of binary digits.

Students could discuss emerging trends in computer technology, the issues and impact that they may have on society.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching IT and Computer Science at KS3 and GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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