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Learn to create electronic soundscapes

Synthesizers have come a long way since the Moog and the Fairlight in the 1960s and 1970s. Synth sounds are so commonplace now that to create new sounds, you need to know a few things about how they work, and learn a bunch of software, to see how you can push the envelope.

Survey: British people want to express themselves

Anyone who has been to the UK, or failing that, watched the movie Notting Hill will know that British people have difficulty expressing their feelings. Here is some evidence that despite their famous shyness, they’d actually quite like to let it all hang out. If that’s all right with you, of course. Sorry. Excuse me.

Painting with words: the art of storytelling

Storytelling – in particular oral storytelling to a live audience – is the most powerful may we have of communicating ideas or feelings to other humans. Not only for getting our children to sleep, but also for business, the Arts, politics, and for keeping the social world turning.

A chip on your shoulder: wearable tech

In 2010, Katy Perry walked into the MET Costume Institute Gala wearing a dress that constantly changed colour. 3000 shimmering LEDs created the effect, with Perry lighting up like a rainbow in the couture dress designed by wearable tech company CuteCircuit.