Physical Computing + Collaborative Practice [Create Ireland]

Date: Wednesday 6 February
Time: 9.30 – 16.30 (Lunch provided)
Venue: The Recyclism Hacklab, Dunlop/Oriel House, Corner of Westland Row & Fenian St. Dublin 2
Note: This Master Class is open to participants from cross artform backgrounds and no programming or electronics experience is required.  Lunch is provided.

Register: director [At] create-ireland [DoT] ie

About
During this Master class participants will become familiar with basic hardware and software design while at the same time gaining hands-on experience making interactive art projects, digital art performances, installations, interactive events using moving images and sound.The workshop covers the basics of Physical Computing using Arduino, Pure Data and Processing. Participants will be able to control sound and visuals in Pure Data or Processing by using a variety of Sensors (distance sensor, light sensor, temperature sensor, potentiometer, etc). Each participant will have use of a starter kit (Arduino, bread boards, basic tools and sensors) for the day.

It is essential that you are able to bring your own laptop – PC or MAC.

Benjamin Gaulon
This course is run by Benjamin Gaulon, an artist and lecturer at the National College of Art and Design. Since 2005, Benjamin has been exploring Circuit Bending and Hardware Hacking. He has also been running similar workshops in Europe and the US. He created the Recyclism Hacklab in 2011, www.recyclism.com

Niamh Shaw
Niamh is a theatre maker, performer and science communicator, with two degrees in Engineering and a Ph.D in Science.  She is particularly interested in cross-pollinating science with live performance.  Most recently for  ANU Production’s ‘The Boys of Foley Street’, 2012  Dublin Theatre Festival, she designed and installed an integrated Arduino-controlled sensor system, inconspicuously nested within the production, created specifically to extend and support the existing work rather than functioning as a separate standalone piece.  Niamh will be sharing this experience.



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