Workshops

Oct 2 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 16 2018

Intro to Op Amps & Analog Electronics

In this workshop, Rob Cruickshank will teach the basics of Op Amps, from how to deal with their special power supply requirements, the more common circuit configurations, to using an oscilloscope to visualize analog voltages. 

   

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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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Oct 30 2018 to 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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Nov 10 2018 to Nov 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 uniquitous game engine Unity, and how to incorporate new coding techniques into your own art practice.

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Nov 13 2018 to Nov 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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Dec 4 2018 to Dec 11 2018

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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Jul 16, 2016

Sonic Pi Live Coding Introductory Workshop – Make Music with Algorithms!

Sonic Pi Live Coding Introductory Workshop – Make Music with Algorithms!

Facilitator: Martin Zeilinger, Vector Festival Co-Curator

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Jul 10, 2016

MakerFest - APC Workshop Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Atari Punk Console

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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Jul 10, 2016

MakerFest - APC Workshop Sunday 10am - 11:30am

Atari Punk Console

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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Jun 25, 2016

Projection Mapping for Artists

This workshop is intended for artists interested in working with videos and projections for art installations of any size.

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Jun 21, 2016

Experimental Electro-magnetism Workshop

Join artist Peter Flemming for a hands on experimentation with diy speakers, found object resonators, hand-wound coils. In this 4 hour workshop, you will wind an electromagnetic coil with magnet wire, to be used as part of of an improvised loudspeaker along with a found-object resonator that you bring in. 

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Jun 21, 2016

Sun-drinkers Solar Energy Workshop with Peter Flemming

Come celebrate the Summer Solstice with artist Peter Flemming in a Sun-drinkers Solar Energy Workshop! In this workshop you will create a simple, small sun-drinker from electronic components that can twitch, twitter or twinkle. 

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Jun 19, 2016

Intro to Unity for Artists

In this workshop participants will learn how to use Unity, the game development platform which can be used to build high-quality 3D and 2D games. This workshop will be geared towards artists interested in using the software for creative applications.

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Jun 18, 2016

Experimental Surfaces: Machine Stitching, Water Soluble Stabilizer, and Unexpected Materials

This workshop will focus on constructing dynamic, textured, mixed media surfaces with machine and hand embroidery. Collage techniques will be combined with the use of water soluble stabilizer.  

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Jun 13 - 14, 2016

Audible Objects

This workshop series is divided into two sessions. Participants will learn how to create “audible objects” – objects that can sense their environment and respond to touch, motion, or proximity by triggering music or sound effects. The basics of sensor integration with Arduino and triggering sounds with MIDI will be covered. 

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