Workshops

Oct 19 2019

Drawing with Code using p5.js

Join us for an introduction to generative art and the fundamentals of p5.js, a programming language developed for artists to simplify drawing with code, with instructor Adam Herst.

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Oct 26 2019

Virtual Brush Strokes

Dive into virtual and augmented reality and learn to draw in 3D space using Tilt Brush with multimedia artist Casey Koyczan. Presented as part of imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

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Oct 29 2019

Arduino Mozzi Synthesizer

Robertson Holt will teach participants how to build a low-resolution electronic synthesizer with oscillators, delay, reverb, FM synthesis, and sample manipulation. Join us to make spooky sounds with Arduino to celebrate Halloween!

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Nov 2 2019

Basic Electronics, the Body and Squishy Futures

Lee Wilkins will teach you how to build basic circuits and switches. This exploratory workshop serves as a departure point for considering how cybernetics, materials, and the future of electronics will unfold.

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Nov 9 2019

3D Scanning of Built Environments

Are you curious to capture a glimpse of the world through the eyes of a laser scanner? Codrin Talaba will provide an overview of 3D scanning spaces at different scales: from rooms to buildings to streetscapes. 

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Nov 16 2019

Making Things With Light

Let’s take a look at how light behaves, and explore different sources of light that can be used in artworks. Rob Cruickshank will contemplate the physics of light. Is it a wave? A particle? Or both? What is the difference between reflection and refraction? What is colour, and how do we see it? 

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Nov 23 2019 to Nov 30 2019

Drawing Out Urban Interfaces — Experimental Reading Group

Technology transforms how people live, as well as their attitudes, instincts, personas, and psyches, all of which comprise human subjectivity. This experimental workshop lead by Simon Rabyniuk will bring together artists, designers, and technologists to read, discuss and explore present-day issues related to technology and the city. 

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Dec 7 2019 to Dec 14 2019

Intro to Robotics

Build a robot friend who can follow you around and navigate your home without bumping into things! Tess Sutherland will introduce you to soldering, circuitry, Arduino programming, and basic robotics ideas – including anthropomorphism and behaviour creation. 

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Jun 22 - 26, 2019

Touch, Sound, Pulse: DIY Vibrotactile Systems

Learn about the multisensory and emotive world of vibrotactility with David Bobier of VibraFusionLab and build your own wearable and handheld vibrotactile device. 

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Jun 1 - 15, 2019

Intro to Projection Mapping with TouchDesigner

SOLD OUT -- Join us for an introduction to the TouchDesigner interface to learn standard techniques of projection mapping to turn objects and spaces into display surfaces for video projection.

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May 14 - 21, 2019

Let's Move it with Motors!

Want to learn how to use motors in your art practice? Join us to explore the fundamental concepts of AC and DC and the mechanics associated with motors.

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May 4 - 11, 2019

Intro to Arduino for Artists

Discover Arduino and how to use it for creative projects with electronics. Whether you are interested in robotics, sound, light art, or just plain old tinkering, this workshop by Rob Cruickshank is a great place to start developing your artistic ideas.

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Apr 23 - 30, 2019

Building Soft Circuits & Sensors

Join us to learn the basics of sewing with conductive thread, how to build a circuit, and the tools and techniques you can use to start building interactive projects with soft sensors! 

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Mar 26, 2019

Atari Punk Console

Want to make your own DIY sound synthesizer? Join us to learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

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Mar 23 - 30, 2019

Bio-Sonifications: Non-Human Collaborations

Collaborate sonically with the non-human organisms around you and learn how to build a Nanotopian MIDI Bio-sonification Module. Listen to the sounds of the organisms around you (such as your plants!), how it responds to your presence, and see how it really feels!

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Mar 12 - 19, 2019

Intro to 3D Printing for Artists

Do you want to get started with 3D printing? Learn how to make and prepare simple 3D models, perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting, and consider how to approach your own project ideas.

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Feb 7, 2019

Interactive Writing with Texture: Valentine's Edition!

Calling game developers, writers, poets, translators, graphic novelists, and written word enthusiasts: How do you write for interactivity? In this workshop Jim Munroe will explore the tools available for interactive writing.

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