Workshops

May 4 2019 to May 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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May 14 2019 to May 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 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 Experimental Noise Synthesizer

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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Sep 29, 2012

Sensors Workshop

About the workshop.

 The workshop will introduce you to a variety of different sensors. Explain how they work, show the three different types of interfaces to work your sensor and prepare you for using any sensor you would like in the future. This course is designed to show you all the dirty tricks to avoiding the microcontroller to make interactive art, it is also designed to learn to understand when you need a microcontroller to make your projects work.

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Sep 6 - 13, 2012

Intro to Arduino

If you've seen a piece of interactive, robotic, or electronic art recently that made you say "How'd they do that?" there's a pretty good chance that the answer is: "Arduino." This tool is proving to be endlessly versatile as it inspires growing numbers of artists, hobbyists, and makers to take on interactive projects.

From Arduino.cc:

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Past workshop
Aug 9 - 16, 2012

Responsive Sound & Real-Time Code with SuperCollider (2 PART WORKSHOP)

What is SuperCollider?

SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. What does that mean? Basically, it's an incredibly powerful tool for turning data into audio compositions.

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Jul 19, 2012

Workshop: Reactive Works - Audio & Video Control with Arduino and PureData

What's this workshop all about?

Learn a relatively easy way to create reactive video and audio works
that respond to physical sensors such as knobs, switches, and infrared
distance sensors all without having to write any code. In this
workshop we cover how to use a toolkit of hardware and software
(Sensors + Arduino + Firmata + Pduino + Pure Data) together to make
some weird and interesting things. If you want to use your own audio
and video clips in the workshop, get in touch ahead of time and we'll

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Jul 12, 2012

Designing with Depth: Kinect for the Kinda Non-Mechanical Audience

About the workshop.

The Microsoft Kinect is a camera that sees in 3D. It makes it easy to help your computer make sense of the world.

This workshop will focus on using the Kinect to make your computer-attached projects see better. We'll learn about the basics of installing and using the Kinect (mac only, I'm afraid), some introductory computer vision, and using these tools to make your work see like you, move like you, and even look like you.

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Jul 5, 2012

Workshop: Arduino & DMX control with David McCallum

About the workshop.

DMX is a communication protocol that has become standard in theatrical lighting and effects control. You know the hardware already: DMX cables are those big fat ones with three or five prongs, and you see them around any concert or theatre set-up.

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Jun 28, 2012

Workshop: Intro to Analog Robotics with Michael Awad

About the workshop.

This hands-on workshop will teach the basics of robotic components, in theory and in practice. We’ll take apart off-the-shelf devices to identify motors, switches, batteries, and power supplies that make these devices move, and then learn how to re-appropriate them into our own robotic projects. No computers, microcontrollers, or programming necessary.

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Jun 19 - 21, 2012

Workshop: Sensors! with Jessica Field

About the workshop

The workshop will introduce you to a variety of different sensors. Explain how they work, show the three different types of interfaces to work your sensor and prepare you for using any sensor you would like in the future. This course is designed to show you all the dirty tricks to avoiding the microcontroller to make interactive art, it is also designed to learn to understand when you need a microcontroller to make your projects work.

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Past workshop
Jun 16, 2012

Drop-In Workshop: Let's Build an Atari Punk Console!

NOTE: ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. BUT YOU CAN STILL COME IN TO THE WORKSHOP AND BUY THE KIT AND HANG OUT! LOTS OF SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE!

 

(Image and PCB design by Rob Cruickshank)

About the workshop

It's the granddaddy of circuit-bending sound instruments. It's a cherished "First Electronics Project" memory for countless nerds! And it's fun and fast to build even for total electronics beginners! It's the Atari Punk Console!

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