Workshops

Oct 21 2017

From Dust to Deep Learning: an Intro to Generative Poetry

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Oct 28 2017 to Nov 4 2017

Heavy Lifting, Light Machining

Have you ever wanted to attach something to your motor? Or use gears? This workshop is an introduction to basic mechanics and basic machining. Learn how to operate the mill and the lathe for making a motor coupling and shaft keyway, for a bore fitted gear. Students will learn some basic mechanics and understanding of how to use precision and measuring tools. This workshop will cover the basis of how a lathe works, how to set it up and operate it and the basis of how a mill works, how to set it up and operate it for simple machining. 

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Nov 7 2017

Intro to Op Amps and Analog Electronics

Maybe you've struggled to get a wider range of values from a sensor into your Arduino. Maybe you're interested in building an analog synth.  Maybe you are a sound artist who wants to build a microphone preamp, or a mixer. You might not know it yet, but Op-amps are what you need in your life!

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Nov 11 2017

Projection Mapping for Artists

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

We will go over the fundamentals of projection mapping like projector types, lumens and perspective, as well as introducing the group to Isadora (theatre VJ software, node-based)  great for composing multiple videos and mapping them to 2D and 3D surfaces. We will also discuss conceptual development, best practices, live-event optimization, and free online resources for footage.

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Nov 14 2017 to Nov 21 2017

Intro to Processing for Artists

Learn the basics of Processing, an indispensable programming tool for artists. Join Tess Sutherland as she teaches the ABC’s of algorithmic drawing and interactive animations. Session 1 will teach the basics of drawing with code. Session 2 will show how to animate code through parameterization, and how to interface the mouse and keyboard with your creations. In both sessions, Tess will show examples of a wide range of artworks made with Processing and identify further resources for students.

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Nov 25 2017

Light, Performance and the Stage: Projection Mapping for Theatre

Build on the foundational skills of projection mapping by designing a functioning theatre set with light! This course will invite actors to collaborate with workshop participants to design an assigned scene, which will feature projection mapping as both a narrative device and set design technique. The class will be divided into groups of two projection mappers and one or two actors.

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Jun 16, 2012

Drop-In Workshop: Let's Build an Atari Punk Console!

NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. BUT YOU CAN STILL COME IN TO THE WORKSHOP AND BUY THE KIT AND HANG OUT! LOTS OF SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

 

(Image and PCB design by Rob Cruickshank)

About the workshop

It's the granddaddy of circuit-bending sound instruments. It's a cherished "First Electronics Project" memory for countless nerds! And it's fun and fast to build even for total electronics beginners! It's the Atari Punk Console!

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Jun 14, 2012

Workshop: Electronics Fabrication with Rob Cruickshank

From Breadboard to Biennale!

About the workshop:

 Getting your project working in the lab is only the first step! We'll show you how to build it to survive, and to look good while doing it. Topics include:

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Jun 2, 2012

Workshop: Making the World Move Artfully (Kinetics) with Robert Hengeveld

Making the World Move Artfully explores the use of motors and other sources of movement within art making. The workshop has been created to provide an overview of the many methods of making things go that are available to artist. It will explore how to choose the best option for a given task, and finally how these decisions influence the way in which an artwork is seen and understood.

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