Workshops

Jul 4 2017

Pocket Sized Radio Transmitter for Installation and Performance

Get started with radio art by learning how to make a battery powered radio transmitter for use in sound installations and performances. Simplify installations with wireless connectivity, or experiment with the sounds of radio interference. 

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Jul 15 2017

Making Virtual Instruments with foci + loci

Join foci + loci for this year's Vector Festival workshop, where participants will be guided through their creative process using the game software LittleBigPlanet for the Sony Playstation 3. Working collaboratively, workshop participants will learn how to use the various tools and assets within the game to create their own audio visual instruments and prepare them for live performance. 

Date:  Saturday July 15

Time: 11-3pm

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Annual Studio or Workshop Pass Discount: $60

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Jul 25 2017

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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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 8, 2016

Intro to Game Boy Chiptunes

Learn to synthesize sounds and compose music using the Nintendo Game Boy. Get started with the basics of sound synthesis and learn to explore and experiment with the capabilities of the Game Boy sound chip. Delve into the LSDJ sequencer software and discover many of the sequencing techniques popular in chiptune music.

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Nov 5, 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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Nov 1, 2016

Obtuse Nature - Repurposing Natural Systems for Computational Art

Obtuse Nature explores naturally occurring systems that generate complex patterns from simple sets of rules. The workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to work with a number of naturally inspired algorithms, they will then be guided through how to develop and artistically re-purpose these simple systems creating intricate and individually unique generative works of art.

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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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Oct 20 - 27, 2016

Dream and Iterate: Series

This two part course will be part lecture part workshop on neural networks and other techniques for making images with code.

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Oct 15, 2016

Intro to 3D Scanning and Printing for Artists

This is an introductory, yet in depth workshop the process of 3D Scanning and Printing. 

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Oct 11 - 25, 2016

Intro to Arduino for Artists Series - 3 part

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 8, 2016

Coding Animated Graphics–in the browser!

Why shoot, render and upload videos when you can use code to animate shapes and text ON YOUR WEBPAGE? This workshop provides an introductory run through of the famous Three.js graphical library and if there is time--other popular libraries that coders work with.

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