{Grow Your Own Media Lab}, a networked national project developing ground-up media spaces, methods and practice. The Polytechnic developed a series of workshops and set-up two 'Grow your own media labs' in two communities- Throckley community center (Newcastle) & Washington Arts Centre (Sunderland) led by two artists in residence- Matt Gray & Steve Symons.

Gyoml is initiated by Access Space, Sheffield and in collaboration between; folly ,
Lancaster, Access Space and The Polytechnic. The 'Gyoml' project also worked in collboration with the AV06 Festival:Life Like.

• GYOML Links


Steve Symons
GYOML: Throckley lab
• Muio interface

Matt Gray
GYOML: Washington lab
Linac demo development


Teachers taster sessions
City Learning Center
08 March '06
Middlesbrough. UK

This session was designed for Middlesbrough teachers interested in exploring multimedia practice in their delivery.

An introduction to open source
Digital Theatre
Newcastle City Central Library
25 February '06
Newcastle. UK

A workshops for multimedia producers, filmmakers, musicians, artists and designers. Polytechnic delivered an intro to accessing and working with Open Source technologies
using a 'live Linux distribution', an operating system that runs from the cdrom drive of your PC. The session explored audio production, video editing, image manipulation, DJ & Vj'ing, 3d modelling and streaming.