Workshops

Jun 25 2019 to Jul 2 2019

Slime Mold as Capacitive Storytelling

SOLD OUT -- 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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Jul 6 2019 to Jul 20 2019

PUFF! Create Inflatable Forms

SOLD OUT -- Are you interested in experimenting with the inflated form? Join us for a masterclass by Marcia Huyer and learn how to create your own large-scale inflatable sculpture from scratch. The workshop will finish with a collaborative outdoors presentation at Big on Bloor Festival. 

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Jul 13 2019

Intro to 3D Modeling: Digital Sculpting with Rhino

Join artist and architect Jaimie Howard for an introduction to the intricate 3D modeling program Rhino.

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Jul 16 2019 to Jul 23 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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Jul 27 2019

Build Your Own Psychogeographic Noise Synth!

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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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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Aug 4, 2016

Atari Punk Console -6:30-8:00pm

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 26, 2016

Social in the Studio with Michelle Kasprzak

The first in IA's new "Social in the Studio" series invites you to come and work on projects alongside an artist in our community, because making together is both more fun and more critical. Or as Matt Ratto has said, "Critical making emphasizes the shared acts of making rather than the evocative object. The final prototypes are not intended to be displayed and to speak for themselves. Instead, they are considered a means to an end, and achieve value though the act of shared construction, joint conversation, and reflection.”

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Jul 24, 2016

Expanded Horizons: Augmented Reality for Artists

In this workshop participants will be introduced to the basics of creating an Augmented Reality experience using  the Unity plug-in Vuforia and begin the process of creating their own AR prototype. 

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Jul 21, 2016

GameMaker for Trans and Women

Using Gamemaker software, participants will learn how to make simple games and explore game mechanics like collisions. This workshop aims to create a safe learning space for individuals who identify as women, transgender, or a member of a Gender and Sexual Minority, to creatively explore game making software.

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