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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Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2015

Large-Scale Light Art

Back by popular demand! 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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Nov 21, 2015

Circuit Board Design in EagleCAD

Learn how to design and print your own custom circuit boards using EagleCAD software. This workshop series will take you through the workflow for designing and printing circuit boards. You will learn how to create a schematic, design a circuit board, customize parts, and prepare files to send to the PCB manufacturer. With boards being so cheap these days, there's no reason not to have awesome custom circuit boards in your projects!  

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Nov 5 - 19, 2015

Intro to Arduino for Artists (Series)

In this 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 palce to develop your artistic ideas.

 

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Nov 3 - 17, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 (Series)

Raspberry Pi 2 is a powerful mini-computer used in many interactive works.  Using the RPi2, you will learn to write code in Python, scrape data from common web sources, and use sensors and actuators with the board.

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Oct 24 - 25, 2015

Intro to Electronics for Artists (Series)

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.  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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Oct 23, 2015

Trans-Dimensional Photo Filters

Ever wanted your own psychedelic selfie station? Learn how to make one using an in-browser tool to post-process a webcam stream and see your creations come to life.

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Oct 20 - 27, 2015

3D Scanning/Modelling/Printing (Series)

In this workshop series, participants will follow the workflow of 3D scanning an object, manipulating the model, exporting the files and printing the object on a 3D printer. Participants will work with the NextEngine 3D scanner and Ultimaker 2 printers.  What would Warhol make?

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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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