NYC Classes in Max, Jitter, Sensors, Robotics and more begin July 31st


    Jul 20 2006 | 4:15 pm
    Classes in Max, Jitter, Sensors, Robotics and more begin July 31st at LEMURplex
    LEMURplex is proud to announce the first offerings in what will be a continuing series of courses covering the latest topics combining art and technology. Go to http://lemurplex.org for more information and to register for courses.
    LEMURPLEX offers classes in two durations:
    Long Format: Three sessions held on consecutive Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    Short Format: One session held Thursday evening from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
    Class Costs: Long format classes are $300. Short format classes are $100. Where applicable, certain classes may have additional lab fees.
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    Mondays, July 31, August 7, August 14 INTRO TO JITTER Cycling '74 Jitter
    Introduction to Jitter for Nervous Programmers. Students will be exposed to the Max/MSP/Jitter environment with an emphasis on using Jitter in the context of the visual arts, interactive performance and installation. No prior experience with Max/MSP/Jitter is required, however the Introduction to Max/MSP is helpful. Teaching and class-examples will be cross-platform Mac and PC compatible.
    Instructor: Liubo Borrisov
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    August 1, August 8, August 15 SENSORS, LIGHTS AND ROBOTICS: Physical Computing with MidiTron
    In this course, students will have the opportunity to design small sensor-based projects using MidiTron, a sensor and robotic interface device. They will learn the basics of MIDI, electronics and programming in order to implement their projects. Through guided tutorials and critiques, students will explore technical and aesthetic issues regarding their projects. In addition, prior art will be discussed for inspiration and analysis.
    Instructor: Jonathan Zalben
    _____________________________________ August 2, August 9, August 16 INTRO TO MAX: A Multifaceted, Multimedia Approach
    This class will focus on the basics of Max/MSP and is intended for anyone interested in incorporating Max/MSP into his or her work. No prior experience with Max/MSP/Jitter or computer programming is required. The class will feature an overview of digital sound processing, sampling, basic digital sound synthesis, software techniques for communicating with external devices, and interfacing with larger physical and aural environments. The structure of the class will follow a two-fold approach, aiming to provide a sufficient level of programming skills while emphasizing concept by deconstructing representative real word examples.
    Instructor: Dana Karwas
    _____________________________________ August 3 MOTION TRACKING FOR DANCERS, PERFORMERS AND OTHERS: Using Cyclops Video Tracking with Max
    This workshop is an introduction to doing video using Cyclops, a Max object for bringing video tracking information into Max/MSP. At the end of the session, students will know how to glean meaningful numbers in Max from the movement of people and objects across the camera's field.
    Instructor: Joshua Goldberg
    _____________________________________ August 10 LIGHTS & BLINKIES: Working with LEDs & Electroluminescent (EL) Wire
    In this class, you will learn how to wire and control LEDs (light emitting diodes) and EL wire (a flexible lighted wire that looks like neon). You will learn the correct way to wire and solder multiple LEDs, solder and chain EL wire, and wire both types of lights to a simple controller to make them blink.
    Instructor: Leif Krinkle