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
    Contact:
    info@tesla-berlin.de
    sk@glui.de
    Information:
    http://www.tesla-berlin.de
    http://www.glui.de