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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 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.


Mondays, July 31, August 7, August 14
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


August 1, August 8, August 15
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
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
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
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

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