Kyle Duffield
Apr 18 - May 2, 2017
7-10PM
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Interactive Installations in Max 7 (series): Intro to Max 7

Interactive Installations in Max 7 (series): Intro to Max 7

This is the first in a three-part workshop series on Max 7 taking place at InterAccess during April: 18 (Intro to Max 7), April 25 (Fundamentals for Audio Projects), and May 2 (Detecting Movement with Real-Time Video). Sign up for the full series, or select one or two workshops to support your creative practice.

Intro to Max 7

Max 7 is a visual programming environment. In this workshop you will learn the ins and outs of the Max 7 environment as well as some universal concepts at the core of most programming languages (and electronics). To do this, we will cover the basics of manipulating both pre-recorded and live video feeds in real-time!

The instructor will provide you with learning materials and patches necessary to start working with Max 7.

More on Max 7 here: https://cycling74.com

Date: Tuesday April 18, Tuesday April 25, Tuesday May 2

Time: 7pm-10pm

Registration Fee: 

Single Workshop: $45 With Annual Studio/Workshop Pass (see below); $60 Regular Price

Full Series: $135 With Annual Studio/Workshop Pass (see below); $180 Regular Price 

Material Fee: None.

What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? None. There is no prerequisite knowledge for this workshop; we’re starting from scratch. Basic knowledge of audio/video is an asset but not required.

What To Bring: A laptop with a working webcam. A Mac is preferable, but Max runs on PCs, too. Our instructor Kyle has experience in both environments.

What to Install: Download the Max 7 trial here:https://cycling74.com/downloads/. 

The Max 7 Demo only works for 30 days, so install and run this a day or two before the workshop. If you have passed your trial date, Max 7 has a $10/month subscription model.

Interactive Installations in Max 7 (Series)

In this workshop series you will learn to use the Max 7 programming environment to manipulate live video feeds in real-time, create sound-reactive works, and learn techniques to initiate interactive events.

We recommend Intro to Max 7 if you have not used Max 7 before, or if you want to refresh your skills.

Intro-level skills are required in order to register for the second and third workshops in this series, Fundamentals for Audio Projects and Detecting Movement With Real-Time Video, as well as all Max 7 courses offered in 2016. If you have not taken Intro to Max with IA in the past, Hilary Martin, Interim Education Manager, will contact you before we confirm your registration for courses beyond the Intro level.

About the Instructor: Kyle Duffield is a Toronto based Intermedia Artist and Interaction Designer and Co-Collaborator of the artist collective Hopkins Duffield. His skill sets range from audio, video, electronics, programming, game design, and technically complex A/V setups as he seeks to find the balance between creativity, pragmatism, experimentation, and ambition. Additionally, Kyle is the Interaction and User Interface Designer for Sonic Wear, an educator, as well as a freelance technical consultant. Kyle is currently focusing on teaching interactive art, and is continually striving to create unforgettable technological experiences.

Questions? If you have any questions about the workshop or special requirements, please contact us at education@interaccess.org. Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: We are unable to accommodate attendee cancellations or refunds less than 1 week prior to a workshop or event. InterAccess reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this workshop if necessary.


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