Soda develops creative tools that help schools, communities and businesses work, play and learn together. Formed in 1996, Soda is a team of artists, educational specialists, developers and game designers best known for their BAFTA-winning online construction environment, Sodaplay. Soda design and construct products, sites and services across a variety of areas. Their work ranges from learning apps and software to sculptural electronics, big screen displays, websites and social media campaigns.
Fiddian Warman, Director and Founder of Soda is working with young people from the Headstart programme to generate video and photo imagery, building the young people’s skills as they go and creating beautiful artwork around the concept of Olympic Truce. Fiddian is also leading a workshop with Middlesex University Digital Design students to create Truce inspired work for Bus-Tops.
Truce Arts Sampler
A selection of some of the best works completed for the trucearts.org. Including work by Grennan and Sperandio, Janette Parris, Soda, Middlesex University and the Headstarters group. All works were completed during 2012 as part of the Truce Arts project; run by A New Direction and Creative Intelligence Agency, with funding from Arts Council England.
Truce Arts Public Submissions
A selection of some of the work submitted to trucearts.org during summer 2012 by members of the public.
Truce Wall: SODA and Headstarters
Truce-related artwork displayed on a digital ‘truce wall’. Work by Headstarters; facilitated by SODA.
Truce Bus-tops SODA and Middlesex Students
A composite of the animated gifs produced by Middlesex Digital Arts students for the TruceArts and Bus-tops projects. Facilitated by SODA.
A video grab of Soda’s MASH generative artwork pulling in artworks created by children in London and Damascus and collated online. Soda helped develop the concept and created this artwork which was displayed as a large projection in Tate Britain. The project was sponsored and led by The British Council and The Tate.
As part of the cultural component of the 2012 London Olympic bid Soda created an online repository of drawings, paintings and video made by school children across London. These works were a reflection of what 2012 and the Olympics meant to them. These works were montaged together on big public screens and on the Tate boat as part of the Friendship Festival. The project was commissioned by Creative Partnerships London East.