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

Artists have been using “Vibrotactility” to combine visual, audio, and tactile elements into a highly sensorial art practice. Join us for an introduction to building your own wearable and handheld vibrotactile system!

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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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Nov 1, 2016

Obtuse Nature - Repurposing Natural Systems for Computational Art

Obtuse Nature explores naturally occurring systems that generate complex patterns from simple sets of rules. The workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to work with a number of naturally inspired algorithms, they will then be guided through how to develop and artistically re-purpose these simple systems creating intricate and individually unique generative works of art.

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Oct 23, 2016

Out Through the Outlet: Making sounds in real time with Bela and Pure Data

In this workshop you’ll get an introduction to Bela, a platform for ultra-low latency audio and sensor processing. You’ll get to know Bela, become familiar with what’s involved in real-time digital signal processing, and discover how to use Pure Data with Bela to control sensors and make sounds. Using a Bela system, a breadboard and any components available (or ones you bring with you), you’ll be able to make sounds.

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Oct 20 - 27, 2016

Dream and Iterate: Series

This two part course will be part lecture part workshop on neural networks and other techniques for making images with code.

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Oct 15, 2016

Intro to 3D Scanning and Printing for Artists

This is an introductory, yet in depth workshop the process of 3D Scanning and Printing. 

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Oct 11 - 25, 2016

Intro to Arduino for Artists Series - 3 part

In this three part series participants will be introduced to creative coding, circuit construction, sensors and actuators. Whether you are interested in robotics, sound, light art, or just plain old tinkering, these workshops are a great place to develop your artistic ideas and build working prototypes.

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Oct 8, 2016

Coding Animated Graphics–in the browser!

Why shoot, render and upload videos when you can use code to animate shapes and text ON YOUR WEBPAGE? This workshop provides an introductory run through of the famous Three.js graphical library and if there is time--other popular libraries that coders work with.

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Oct 6, 2016

Intro to Processing

Processing is an open source Java-based programming language designed to introduce beginners to computer programming in a visual context. In this interactive workshop we will cover the basics of the Processing environment, and work towards building a first interactive animation.

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Oct 4, 2016

Build a MIDI Controlled Relay Sequencer!

Have you ever wanted to control a lighting system with your MIDI Controller? Have you wondered if MIDI could ever affect more than just musical instruments?

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Aug 4, 2016

Atari Punk Console - 8:30-10:00pm

 

Atari Punk Console 8:30-10:00pm

Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!

The APC is a simple noisemaker circuit that is famous for its simplicity, elegance, and endless permutations. We’ll provide you with all the components and tools necessary to build this legendary gizmo, and we’ll guide you through the build and help you understand how electronic circuits work. 

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