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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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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Feb 5 - 12, 2019

Making Art with Electronics

Do you want to learn to make interactive work, sound art, electronic music, kinetic sculptures, robots, wearable technology, and more? Join us to learn the basics of simple circuits, logic gates, and electronic components, developed specifically for artists making art.

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Feb 2, 2019

Binary Solo: Intro to Creative Tech

Discover how binary code works, and take a deeper look at the political implications of using digits to store and transmit messages for people! 

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Jan 15 - 22, 2019

The Art of Data Sonification

Learn how to turn data into sound! Dan Tapper will teach participants how to apply different data sonification techniques, collect and produce a variety of sonifications, and how to creatively use these sonifications in their own work.

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Nov 13 - 20, 2018

Intro to Pure Data

Learn the Basics of Pure Data (Pd), a free Open Source environment specifically designed for artists, musicians and other creators. Learn how to make simple reactive video artworks, and how to connect your pieces to the real world by connecting Pure Data to an Arduino.

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Nov 10 - 17, 2018

Intro to Unity for Artists

Want to create games, VR experiences, animations, and interactive installations? This workshop will teach you how to work with the powerful and ubiquitous game engine Unity, and how to incorporate new coding techniques into your own art practice.

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Nov 3, 2018

Bluetooth Sonification with GeneraBLE

Create generative art from ambient Bluetooth signals with a Raspberry Pi 3! Learn the steps to install an open source GeneraBLE software and ZynAddSubFX synth, which turn your Pi into a hackable and extensible generative art platform.

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Oct 30 - Nov 6, 2018

Drawing with Code

Join Tess Sutherland as she teaches the ABC’s of algorithmic drawing and interactive animations using Processing, a very friendly programming environment built for artists and designers.

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Oct 23, 2018

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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