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Anzir Boodoo

Technologist & Science Communicator

Anzir's background is in Urbanism and Urban Sustainability. He brings to Immortal Bloom his experience working as an artist building and coding light installations and also of his work in Science Communication.

Anzir is part of The Superposition collective of Artists, Scientists and Makers, and the Leeds Sci Comm (Science Communication) network and has appeared at Leeds Science Festival and Bright Club Leeds with his science comedy. He has also helped communicate research in diverse fields such as Emotional Psychology, Medical Ethics, Neurophysiology, Quantum Physics and Rail Timetabling through performance and installation art.

He also has experience working with Primary age children as a puppeteer and workshop leader, and is a writer and performer of songs, poems and stories.

(photo: Daniel Fligg)

 
Immortal Bloom: Connected
  • Designing and producing custom light strings for Connected

  • Coding light sequences on ESP8266 Internet of Things modules

  • Sound responsiveness

Previous Work

(photo: Benjamin Crisafulli, draft version of puppet for "George & The Dragon")

 
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A kinetic sculpture based around research into gravitational waves (a Superposition collaboration)

(Cat Scott, Azlee Babar, Anzir Boodoo, Mark Carney, Diego Quinoñes, Tom Ward)

Design and Fabrication of lighting and motor control

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Recreation of a Victorian sideshow

(David Oxley, Wesley Perriman, Anzir Boodoo)

Lighting Design, Coding & Fabrication, replicating the style of early electric lighting for performance and exhibition using modern technology

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micro:bit puppets

Exploring puppetry and robotics with the BBC micro:bit

(with assistance from the Micro:bit Educational Foundation)

Experimenting with combining puppetry and robotics using the BBC micro:bit and aimed at Key Stage 3

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Portraying sugar molecules in an easily digestible form (a Superposition collaboration)

(Prof Bruce Turnbull, Vicky Ola, Anzir Boodoo, Jo Leng)

Design of workshop, making and polymerising models of glucose molecules from sweets and toothpicks (made of polymerised glucose)