Workshops

May 28 2019

Caffeinated Robots: Combining JavaScript and Robots

Explore the world of JavaScript and what it can do. Learn how to combine Node.js, Johnny-five, and Arduino to create a morse code machine! 

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Jun 1 2019 to Jun 15 2019

Intro to Projection Mapping with TouchDesigner

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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Jun 4 2019 to Jun 11 2019

Building Interactivity: An Introduction to Unity and Biosignals

Learn how to use the game engine Unity to construct an interactive digital experience with real-time biofeedback from the user.

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Jun 22 2019 to Jun 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 25 2019 to Jul 2 2019

Slime Mold as Capacitive Storytelling

Slime mold is a beautiful living monoculture. Due to its tendency to grow in the pattern of nodes and branches, new media bio-artists have been using it as a medium to represent everything from the functionality of the Internet to diaspora migration patterns of the human race.

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Jun 29 2019

Build Your Own Psychogeographic Noise Synth!

In this hands on workshop, you will learn how to build your own experimental noise synthesizer - the Fort Processor! All the necessary components in kit format will be provided, as well as guidance to build your device from scratch. 

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Jul 6 2019 to Jul 20 2019

PUFF! Create Inflatable Forms

Are you interested in experimenting with the inflated form? Join us for a three-session masterclass taught by renowned installation artist Marcia Huyer and learn how to create your own large-scale inflatable sculpture from scratch. The workshop will finish with a collaborative outdoors presentation. 

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May 25, 2013

Interactive Video in Pure Data

About the workshop: 

In one afternoon, you'll learn how to make interactive, sound-responsive video using a totally free visual programming environment called Pure Data.

Pure Data, also known as Pd, is an open source graphical programming environment. It is frequently used by artists and musicians to create custom digital sythesizers, images that respond to sound and other inputs, or to interface with hardware such as Arduino and midi keyboards.

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May 11, 2013

Electronics Fabrication

Getting your project working in the lab is only the first step! We’ll show you how to build it to survive, and to look good while doing it. Topics include:

How to solder.
How to choose appropriate wire and cable for your project, and techniques for wiring, including splicing and cable management.
How to use materials such as heat-shrink tubing to make your project safer and more reliable.
How to work with printed circuit boards-installing AND removing components, and how to mount the board itself.

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Apr 24, 2013

Intro to Computer Vision with OpenFrameworks

openFrameworks is a C++ toolkit designed by a global community of media artists, with an emphasis on real time interaction. openFrameworks provides tools for accessing and connecting different types of devices, software, hardware, and media. openFrameworks has been used for everything from crowd-scale interactive installations, to live visuals, generative music, and conceptual art.

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Apr 18, 2013

Motors Part 2: Steppers, Servos & Arduino Control

In session 2 we'll talk about more complicated motors (servomotors and stepper motors) that require electronic circuits or microcontrollers to make them work. We'll talk about how to choose the right servo or stepper motor for the job. We'll discuss examples of control circuits such as the 555 timer that can be used to control the speed of a DC motor. We'll also discuss how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control speed and direction of DC motors, servomotors and stepper motors. We'll look at some of the motor controller boards that can be used with the Arduino.

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Apr 11, 2013

Motors Part 1: AC/DC & Mechanical Mayhem

In the first of two motor workshops, we'll deal with simple motors that don't require complicated circuits to control them: DC motors and AC motors. We'll start by explaining how motors work, how to select theright kind of motor to do the job, and finally, how to mechanically connect the motor to whatever it is you want to move. 

Then we'll get our hands dirty, trying out some different motors and mechanical components like gears, cams and couplings.

 

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Apr 4, 2013

Parametric 3D models with Grasshopper

ast week, we learned Rhinoceros, a powerful 3D modelling software frequently used in 3D fabrication. This week, we'll plug in a powerful Rhino add-on called Grasshopoper to create elaborate parametric forms. It's an increasingly popular tool among architects and designers, as an easy tool for creating shapes based on complicated math. Interface-wise, it sort of looks like Max or Pure Data, but for 3D modelling.

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Mar 28, 2013

Intro to 3D printing with Rhinoceros

BRIEF SUMMARY:

In a 3 hour crash course, we will cover the basics of generating and editing 3D models ready to print with a 3D printer. 

We'll be using Rhinoceros, a powerful 3D modelling software well-suited to creating models for fabrication, and the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer.

This class will be an introduction to computer modeling and rapid prototyping. At the end of the workshop we will use Interacces' 3D printer to print our models!

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Mar 9 - 10, 2013

Intro to Electronics

NOTE: This is a 2-session workshop taking place on March 9th and 10th, from 11AM-5PM. The registration fee includes BOTH days,  and includes all the materials you'll need.

About the workshop:

 Introduction to Electronics is a valuable prerequisite for anyone wishing to work with microcontollers, such as the Arduino, or anyone looking to take their first steps in making electronic media art. This workshop is for anyone without previous experience in electronics, or those who’ve had some, but need a refresher.

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Jan 31 - Feb 21, 2013

FULL! Intro to Raspberry Pi Workshop Series (3 Classes)

NOTE: Sorry, registration is full!

What is this Raspberry Pi I keep hearing about?

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer. It’s remarkably powerful and versatile, and is probably going to become an essential gadget for new media artists and makers. What’s the catch? It runs on Linux! So we’ll learn how to use the embedded Linux operating system on the Raspberry Pi board to open up a whole world of project possibilities.

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