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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Oct 10, 2015

Mind-controlled Art

Learn how to use Muse, a wearable brain-sensing device developed by InteraXon, to create mind-controlled artworks. Import data into Arduino, Processing or MaxMSP to drive visualizations, make things move, illuminate, and more! You do not need to have a Muse brain-sensing device to participate. We will have them available for use throughout the workshop.

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Oct 6 - 13, 2015

Large-Scale Light Art (Series)

Learn how to control robotic lights, theatrical dimmer units and addressable RGB LEDs!  Participants will explore different ways of controlling sample lighting units (provided) using Arduino, Processing, and openFrameworks, and will consider ways that a small breadboard circuit can be scaled up to a large artwork. We will have samples of many different types of lighting fixtures to control, and discuss ways that you can create your own lighting fixtures.

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Sep 22, 2015

Handcrafted Videogame Controllers

Participants will learn to make videogame controllers out of traditional crafting methods and the Makey Makey, a device that interfaces with computers to register alternative controls. This workshop is in association with the emerging artist exhibition There Should Be Gardens in the gallery space from September 2 - 26, 2015.

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Sep 15, 2015

Interactive Text Games in Twine

In this workshop participants will explore the possibilities of interactive fiction by writing multi-linear stories and personal choose-your-own-adventure videogames in Twine, software for creating hypertext-based videogames. This workshop is in association with the emerging artist exhibition There Should Be Gardens in the gallery space from September 2 - 26, 2015.

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Sep 10 - 24, 2015

The Drone Project

Drones have a complex image, not least due to the fissure between drones as surveillance and weapons, and drones as recreation and art. The Drone Project at InterAccess will engage drones of the latter category—small quadcopters—as tools of creative investigation. This may include using drones to make art, using drones as art, and using drones as the subject of art. 

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Sep 8, 2015

signalJam~

signalJam~ is an event for live coding audio compositions for users of Max MSP or Pure Data. This event is all about play, experimentation and improvisation. This is not a workshop, rather it is a creative play space for all levels of skill.

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Aug 25, 2015

Surface-mount Soldering

Surface-mount is the new black. Learn about component package sizes, footprints, soldering techniques and how to troubleshoot hand-soldered surface-mount boards. In this workshop participants will assemble the SoundSpark board by SenseBridge, using a variety of surface-mount soldering tools and techniques.  This is a rare chance to learn a highly sought after skill in a group setting!

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Aug 8 - 9, 2015

Intro to Electronics For Artists

Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work.  This workshop, geared to artists, is for those new in electronics, or for those who need a refresher.  Keeping math at a minimum, you will learn the basics of electricity starting with Ohm’s Law, and work your way up to building simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs.  You will learn how to interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices.  Fear not: math will be kept to a minimum in this workshop.

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Jul 30, 2015

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! In collaboration with Maker Festival.

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