Video presents in a movie trailer style The Computer + Art = Creativity workshops which took place in 2010. In their frame children were exploring a new (homemade) electronic world with the use of recycled materials and Open Source Software (Scratch).
Presented in the trailer children's interactive installation tells the story about boat and sea monster. By triggering a touch sensor (exactly by stepping on a special mat), the audience could first activate the fairytale to start and then get the sea monster to come out of the water. The physical boat was given an extra dimension by attaching its mouth to a fan so it moved. Additionally children worked devotedly to achieve an underwater-like atmosphere in the exhibition room that would aesthetically fit the Scratch project.
The workshop program Computer + Art = Creativity (Komputer + Kunst= Kreativitet 2010) was a cooperation between Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Meta.Morf 2010 (biennale for art and technology), the ReMida Centre in Trondheim and the company Culture Mesén. The research program was funded by Arts Council Norway.