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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Feb 11, 2016

Interactive Installations in Max 7 (Series): Fundamentals for Audio Projects

In this workshop, you will learn the basics of digital audio and how to use live audio to make sound reactive work using Max 7!  To do this, we will be using microphones to affect video in real-time. Additionally, you will learn how to create a simple audio player which you can control programmatically.

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Feb 4, 2016

Interactive Installations in Max 7 (series): Intro to Max 7

Max 7 is a visual programming environment. In this workshop you will learn the ins and outs of the Max 7 environment as well as some universal concepts at the core of most programming languages (and electronics). To do this, we will cover the basics of manipulating both pre-recorded and live video feeds in real-time!

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Jan 23, 2016

Make an 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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Jan 16 - 17, 2016

Intro to Electronics for Artists (Series)

Learn the basics of electricity and build simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs. You will interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices commonly used in new media and electronic artworks.

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Nov 24 - Dec 1, 2015

Large-Scale Light Art

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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Nov 21, 2015

Circuit Board Design in EagleCAD

Learn how to design and print your own custom circuit boards using EagleCAD software. This workshop series will take you through the workflow for designing and printing circuit boards. You will learn how to create a schematic, design a circuit board, customize parts, and prepare files to send to the PCB manufacturer. With boards being so cheap these days, there's no reason not to have awesome custom circuit boards in your projects!  

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Nov 5 - 19, 2015

Intro to Arduino for Artists (Series)

In this 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 palce to develop your artistic ideas.

 

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Nov 3 - 17, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 (Series)

Raspberry Pi 2 is a powerful mini-computer used in many interactive works.  Using the RPi2, you will learn to write code in Python, scrape data from common web sources, and use sensors and actuators with the board.

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Oct 24 - 25, 2015

Intro to Electronics for Artists (Series)

Learning the basics of electronics is vital for anyone looking to create interactive or new media work.  This workshop, geared to artists, is for those new in electronics, or for those who need a refresher.  You will learn the basics of electricity starting with Ohm’s Law and work your way up to building simple digital circuits with CMOS chips, transistors and LEDs.  You will learn how to interface these circuits with motors, sensors and other devices.  Fear not: math will be kept to a minimum in this workshop.

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