MTI postgrad Sam Topley wins award in Dubai

MTI postgraduate student Sam Topley has received the 'Winner of the Featured Project' award at the Dubai Maker Faire, which ran from 26th - 28th February.

Sam was invited to participate by the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation for Distinguished Academic Performance, and presented her latest project, 'Playground', in which large crochet balls make sound and music as they are moved, rolled and jumped on.

Alongside this, Sam ran workshops to craft electronic musical instruments, using e-textiles (electronic textiles) to make musical embroideries and noisy pompoms. These workshops were mostly with local school children, with public & family participants as well.