Workshops

Sep 24 2016

Ultrasonic Hackduino Pedal

Learn to hack an analog guitar pedal and control its effects with an Arduino microcontroller and ultrasonic sensor.

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Oct 11 2016 to Oct 25 2016

Intro to Arduino for Artists Series - 3 part

The first class is introductory and moves the participants through to an intermediate level by the third class, allowing for deeper, more extensive learning & teaching time, with an empahsis on finishing a working prototype.

In this three part series participants will be introduced to creative coding, circuit construction, sensors and actuators. Whether you are interested in robotics, sound, light art, or just plain old tinkering, these workshops are a great place to develop your artistic ideas and build working prototypes.

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Oct 23 2016

Out Through the Outlet: Making sounds in real time with Bela and Pure Data

In this workshop you’ll get an introduction to Bela, a platform for ultra-low latency audio and sensor processing. You’ll get to know Bela, become familiar with what’s involved in real-time digital signal processing, and discover how to use Pure Data with Bela to control sensors and make sounds. Using a Bela system, a breadboard and any components available (or ones you bring with you), you’ll be able to make sounds.

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Nov 15 2016

Social in the Studio with Dustin Wilson

In his book The Futurological Congress, Stanislaw Lem writes about a future government that administers hallucinatory narcotics to manipulate the subjective reality of the people. Effectively constructing a new reality as a method of social control; a regime that Lem called “Cryptochemocracy.” The contemporary profits of techno-capitalism are prognosticating the “technological singularity” as the moment of post-human transcendence.

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Nov 17 2016

Make it Move! Introduction to Motors for Artists

In this workshop we’ll explain some basic principles of mechanics, then go on to explain how different types of motors work. We'll talk about how to select the right kind of motor to do the job. We'll talk about the mechanics of connecting the motor to whatever it is you want to move. Then we'll talk about some of the circuits needed to control different types of motors. We'll also discuss how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control speed and direction of DC motors, servomotors and stepper motors. We'll suggest good sources for all kinds of motors.

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Nov 29 2016

Intro to PCB Design with Fritzing for Artists

Have you ever wanted to design your own custom circuit board? This is the workshop for you. Fritzing is is a free, open-source program that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone.  In this hands-on course, participants will learn how to go from a breadboard prototype or sketches on a napkin to a full PCB design that is ready for manufacture.

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Aug 4, 2016

Atari Punk Console - 8:30-10:00pm

 

Atari Punk Console 8:30-10:00pm

Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work. 

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Aug 4, 2016

Atari Punk Console -6:30-8:00pm

Atari Punk Console

Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work. 

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Jul 26, 2016

Social in the Studio with Michelle Kasprzak

The first in IA's new "Social in the Studio" series invites you to come and work on projects alongside an artist in our community, because making together is both more fun and more critical. Or as Matt Ratto has said, "Critical making emphasizes the shared acts of making rather than the evocative object. The final prototypes are not intended to be displayed and to speak for themselves. Instead, they are considered a means to an end, and achieve value though the act of shared construction, joint conversation, and reflection.”

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Jul 24, 2016

Expanded Horizons: Augmented Reality for Artists

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of creating an Augmented Reality experience using  the Unity plug-in Vuforia and begin the process of creating their own AR prototype. 

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Jul 21, 2016

GameMaker for Trans and Women

Using Gamemaker software, participants will learn how to make simple games and explore game mechanics like collisions. This workshop aims to create a safe learning space for individuals who identify as women, transgender, or a member of a Gender and Sexual Minority, to creatively explore game making software.

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Jul 16, 2016

Sonic Pi Live Coding Introductory Workshop – Make Music with Algorithms!

Sonic Pi Live Coding Introductory Workshop – Make Music with Algorithms!

Facilitator: Martin Zeilinger, Vector Festival Co-Curator

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Jul 10, 2016

MakerFest - APC Workshop Sunday 10am - 11:30am

Atari Punk Console

Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work. 

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Jul 10, 2016

MakerFest - APC Workshop Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Atari Punk Console

Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work. 

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Jun 25, 2016

Projection Mapping for Artists

This workshop is intended for artists interested in working with videos and projections for art installations of any size.

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