Episode 16: Emma Cooper on Playground, young people and digital, and diversity in tech Enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Emma, who is co-curator of the Playground exhibition and an all-round digital maker and doer. Iain BroomePodcast11th June 2018digital artdiversityPlayground Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Episode 16 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast is out and features a conversation with Emma Cooper, co-curator of Playgrounds, a week-long free exhibition of interactive art for children and families. Emma has worked in Sheffield’s digital sector for many years, so we also talk to her about all sorts of other topics too. That includes finding a way to describe what we do, the new Sheffield Women in Tech group/meetup, and how children and young people interact with all things digital. Sadly, Mel was away for the recording, but me and Chris really enjoyed talking to Emma. If you’re part of or have an interest in Sheffield’s digital community, I think you will find plenty to think about and chew over. Notes and links Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Here is that list for episode 16. Meet Lively – Hello! My name is Emma. Emma Von Cooper (@em\_cooper) | Twitter Playground – Private Evening Viewing Tickets, Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at 17:00 | Eventbrite CMC Playground 2018 – A free interactive digital art exhibition for children Team Cooper – The Digital Amusements Agency Episode 9: Leila Johnston on digital art, artificial intelligence and robot crows – Sheffield Digital The Children’s Media Conference (CMC) Joi Polloi The best for Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and Arduino — Pimoroni Dan Hett – The Loss Levels The Loss Levels by danhett Sheffield Digital events calendar Meet our members | Sheffield Digital Become a member of Sheffield Digital Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know. Join the conversation We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can share your thoughts with us on Twitter or on the channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. Thank you for the music Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.