We Made It: Ballet shoe creator Genevieve Smith-Nunes

What do you get when you cross classical ballet with computer coding? Wearable-tech en pointe shoes that light up as the ballerinas dance. One of the highlights of September’s Brighton Digital Festival, [data]Storm is the brainchild of ballet dancer turned IT teacher Genevieve Smith-Nunes. She set up readysaltedcode, the recipient of a Google RISE Award, to bring the worlds of arts and computer science closer together – and rubbish a few gender stereotypes into the bargain. Making the shoes for the performance, she explains, involved sewing, coding and a whole lot of perseverance. Read the full interview on theartsdesk.

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