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.
Date: Tuesday September 22, 2015
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Registration Fee: $45 (Members); $60 (Non-members)
Material Fee: None.
What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? None. If you know HTML or soft circuits,
What to Bring: A laptop. If you have a favourite crafting style, like cross-stitching, weaving, sewing, feel free to bring any materials.
Required Software: None.
About the Instructor: Kara Stone is an art-maker creating videogames, interactive art and traditional crafts. She achieved an MA in Communication and Culture at a joint program at York and Ryerson University, focusing on mental health, affect, feminism, and videogames. Her work has been featured in Vice, Wired, The Atlantic, and NPR. It consists of feminist art with a focus on gendered perspectives of affect – but it’s much more fun than it sounds.