glui sensor workshop @ tesla

    May 29 2006 | 10:14 am
    glui sensor workshop @ tesla 20-25.June Berlin
    Sensors play a central role in interfacing between real and virtual domains by converting physical activity into electrical signals. This workshop aims to convey the required technologies for applying this to artistic projects, including sensor selection, design of conditioning amplifiers and use of interfaces in combination with the host computer.
    The main focus of this year's glui workshop is on the use of sensors in interactive installations. We will also look into the reversed signal flow, i.e. the possibilities of actuators, like motors and lamps. Excursions towards robotics are possible, while live- electronic music won't get a turn this time (no video tracking either). As usual, the workshop will be taught using the gluion sensor interface, so we will also cover its unique digital sensor options.
    The aim of the workshop, apart from teaching the concepts, is the implementation of functional objects which will be presented after the workshop as part of the sound installation festival Sonambiente.
    The workshop will be taught by Sukandar Kartadinata.
    Requirements: No prior knowledge is required, although experience with music programming environments (e.g. Max/MSP, pd, SuperCollider) will be helpful, as well as basic soldering skills. We ask participants to contact us early about their specific interests so we can adapt accordingly. We also encourage artists to bring in their current projects if they want certain sensor-related aspects be implemented as part of the workshop. As we can only provide a very limited number of computers, people are asked to bring their own laptops.
    Time: Tuesday, June 20th - Sunday, June 25th Following Exhibition until July 2nd Open studio on June 22nd Discussion at the tesla club on June 22nd
    Application deadline: June 12th
    Place: Tesla im Podewils'schen Palais Klosterstr. 68-70 10179 Berlin
    Cost: 100 Euro Parts for specific projects not included Participants can purchase a gluion at a 10% discount