Jun 11 - 18, 2015
This is an exciting time for electronically produced sounds because the lines between instrument, environment, gesture, and performance are all mixing into a pumping aural cocktail. In these workshops you will learn basic approaches and techniques used to create interactive and generative sonic experiences. This is ideal for participants looking to create interactive audio installations or learn some nifty tricks to enhance their audio performances with technology.
Part 1: Introduction to Max For Live and MSP
May 28, 2015
Custom electronics allows you to create unique interfaces and experiences for your interactive installations. Learn how to approach electronics projects from a graphical flow programming approach. Connect switches and sensors to Audio and Video, or control output like LED's based off of audio and video events!
Materials: We'll loan you an Arduino for the workshop, which you're welcome to purchase at the end of the workshop if you like.
May 16, 2015
In this full-day workshop you will learn to use Bluetooth and Arduino (in the form of the LightBlue Bean) as well as various body sensors to create generative designs through collaborative performance. You will get your feet wet with writing Arduino code, reading and managing sensor data, sending wireless messages and interfacing with Processing. You'll learn to think conceptually about the body and its relationship to time, space, and technology.
May 7 - 21, 2015
NOTE: This is a 3-part workshop series taking place across three Thursdays: May 7, May 14, May 21. You are welcome to sign up for one workshop individually or all three.
In this workshop, we will learn the ins and outs of the Max 7 programming environment as well as some universal concepts to most programming languages as well as electronics. To do this, we will learn the basics of manipulating both pre-recorded and live video feeds in real-time!
Introduction to Max 7
Thursday May 7, 7-10pm
Apr 16 - 30, 2015
NOTE: This is a 3-part workshop series taking place across three Thursdays: April 16, April 23rd, and April 30th. You are welcome to sign up for one workshop individually or all three.
Feb 21, 2015
Max 7 is a perfect tool for artists learning to create interactive installations, particularly those which use camera or audio input. It's a graphical approach to programming, in which artists create "patches" by visually connecting objects which represent inputs, outputs and functions, rather than typing out lines of code.
We're going to learn how to use this powerful tool to create an interactive video piece!
Feb 19, 2015
The return of Vector's immensely successful glitch.jam workshop!
What’s a Glitch.Jam? It’s part-workshop/ part jam, where Team Vector will walk you through the basics of circuit bending battery operated / plug and play gaming devices. We’ll show you how to crack them open, and how to employ a variety of techniques to create your own game glitches!
Nov 29, 2014
From Breadboard to Biennale.
Electronics is part art, part science and part craft. The workshop is about the craft, a topic often neglected in modern electronics education.
Nov 13, 2014
Note: this is a 3-part series. We strongly recommend signing up for all three (and you'll receive a discount on this page if you do!) but if you are interested in only one or two of the topics, or are unable to attend one of the sessions, then you're free to sign up for only the workshops you need.