What makes for a city of play during the middle of a pandemic? Join us in conversation with international digital artist Seb Lee-Delisle

What is a City of Play?

Who shoots for the stars during a lockdown? For many towns, cities and neighbourhoods play has been a different beast during the last year. Which makes it truly remarkable when cities have creatively developed mass participatory public events which are Covid Conscious and out of this world in ambition.

We’re delighted to host a conversation with internationally renowned digital artist and speaker Seb Lee-Delisle who specialises in large scale interactive light installations.

Most recently Seb delighted the people of Leeds during lockdown with 25 huge lasers on 7 landmark buildings across Leeds and truly enabled hundreds of thousands to play with their city during lockdown. A spectacularly succesful event commissioned by the team at Light Night Leeds.

We’ll be enjoying an informal conversation about Seb, his work and how he responds to the question ‘What is a city of play?’

His work is a celebration of technology that encourages interaction and playfulness from the public. Drawing on his previous experience as a game programmer, he works with electronics, lasers and high power projectors to bring his artworks to life. Notable projects include Laser Light Synths, super bright bespoke synthesisers with laser visuals for the public to play, and PixelPyros, the Arts Council funded digital fireworks display that toured nationwide in 2013.

A regular speaker on the international conference circuit, he likes to demystify programming and explore its artistic possibilities. His presentations and workshops enable artists to overcome their fear of code and encourage programmers of all backgrounds to be more creative and imaginative.

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