Workshop on Electronics for Art Teachers

| October 22, 2012

A Hands-on Workshop in Conjunction with Macy Art Gallery and New Media New Forms.
Free for students of the art and art education program and collaborating teachers.
RSVP necessary, space is limited to 24. RSVP at myersmediaworkshop@gmail.com before November 10th.
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OVERVIEW
  • Activating Origami! bring traditional papercraft to life by adding simple, easy to build circuits to your sculptures. Make a seal that flops around, or a flower that lights up! You will learn how to fold a shape or animal of your choice and then design a unique circuit element to activate it.
  • Light-activated Drawbots: Drawbots are robot sculptures that move around and draw. A light sensor makes them move away from the light, so you can control their path.
  • Squishy Circuits: Explore electronics and create circuits using a fun and familiar form: dough. Just mix it according to the included recipe card, add some batteries, and soon you’ll be lighting LEDs, making noise, and running motors by simply plugging them into the conductive dough.
  • Solar Theremins: A theremin is a small instrument controlled without physical contact, solar theremin’s are controlled by sunlight. Expose the solar panel to sun and wave your hand back and forth to create different tunes.
  • Drawdios: Drawdio is an electronic pencil that lets you make music while you draw, they are basically theremins that use the conductive properties of pencil lead to make noise.
The workshop will serve as a playful, hands-on introduction to simple physical computing and basic electronic art making. It will be facilitated step-by-step by Sibel Deren Guler and additional tutors. Deren is a graduate student in the Tangible Interaction Design program at Carnegie Mellon University and has taught several workshops and classes. More information about her work can be found at: http://www.cranked-out.com/.