Workshops

Jan 15 2019 to Jan 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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Jan 24 2019

Interactive Writing with Texture

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 2 2019

Binary Solo

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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Feb 5 2019 to Feb 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 9 2019 to Feb 16 2019

Building Soft Circuits & Sensors

Join us to learn the basics of sewing with conductive thread, how to build a circuit, and the tools and techniques you can use to start building interactive projects with soft sensors! 

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Feb 26 2019

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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Mar 12 2019 to Mar 19 2019

Intro to 3D Printing for Artists

Do you want to get started with 3D printing? Learn how to make and prepare simple 3D models, perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting, and consider how to approach your own project ideas.

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Mar 23 2019 to Mar 30 2019

Bio-Sonifications: Non-Human Collaborations

Collaborate sonically with the non-human organisms around you and learn how to build a Nanotopian MIDI Bio-sonification Module. Listen to the sounds of the organisms around you (such as your plants!), how it responds to your presence, and see how it really feels!

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Apr 6 2019 to Apr 13 2019

Lightning in a Bottle: Mixed Reality Animation

In this advanced workshop with Nick Fox-Gieg, learn how to use 6DoF ("six degrees of freedom") controllers – wands you can move in 3D space – to integrate volumetric drawing and modeling experiments into game engines and 3D animation packages.

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Apr 9 2019 to Apr 16 2019

Scavenge, Fold, Manipulate: Sampling the Ghost in the Machine

Tasman Richardson will teach the methods for seeking, capturing and sorting glitches from CRT rescanning, Atari voltage manipulation, and cross wiring video to audio channels for applications in installation art, live visualizations, audio/video compositions, and more.

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Apr 20 2019

Javascript DigiPet

Join us for an introduction to javascript datatypes and methods. In this workshop participants will learn how to use javascript intervals to create a digital pet that eats and digest food, gives compliments, tells jokes, and occasionally catches food poisoning. How long can your keep yours alive?

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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 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 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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May 16 - 17, 2016

Intro to Arduino for Artists

In this two 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.

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May 15, 2016

RGB Textiles: Creating Animated Fabric through Colour Vibration

Join Philippe Blanchard to create costumes that light up and animate under a computerized light show. Participants will explore Philippe’s new media installation practice, experimenting with the interaction of light on coloured dyes and pigments. Designing costumes out of fabric, printed-paper and other pliable materials, participants will learn firsthand how colorimetry and colour perception work to create the illusion of movement. 

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Apr 21 - 28, 2016

Large Scale Light Art (Series)

Back by popular demand! Learn how to control robotic lights, theatrical dimmer units and addressable RGB LEDs!  Participants will explore different ways of controlling sample lighting units (provided) using Arduino, Processing, and openFrameworks, and will consider ways that a small breadboard circuit can be scaled up to a large artwork. We will have samples of many different types of lighting fixtures to control, and discuss ways that you can create your own lighting fixtures. 

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Apr 9, 2016

Make an 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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