[spectre] TINT: Unleashed! Free Workshops and Participatory
Projects in London, 25th & 26th of June
info at tintarts.org
Thu Jun 16 12:16:13 CEST 2011
TINT is excited to announce a new endeavour in collaborative
co-exploration of media arts. Unleashed a weekend of workshops and
artistic projects in progress that invite others to join. The event is
kindly hosted by the Apiary Studios <http://apiarystudios.org/> (458
Hackney Road, E2 9EG London) and will take place on the 25th and 26th of
*To get involved and join one of the projects/workshops listed below
send an e-mail stating your name and the project to info at tintarts.org.
All projects are free to participate although places are limited!
*Please note the events Bodies in Communication and Optical Sound are
nearly booked. We'll however set up a waiting list.*
For more information go to http://tintarts.org/2011/05/31/unleashed/
Saturday 25th of June (10:00 -- ~19:00)
David Strang & Andy Prior: Mixing the City
Participants in the workshop are invited to create content for use in
the bespoke Quicktime WebJay (QTWJ)
<http://x2.i-dat.org/%7Eap/2010PhD/?page_id=414> environment, using
field recording techniques and video capture within the surrounding
area. You will explore a range of field recording techniques and
abstract video capture, using various sonic arts and video arts methods,
to create A/V rhythms which are then manipulated/controlled within
QTWJ. The recorded material will be added to a database and will
continue to be used by any QTWJ workshops/users in the future.
This content will then be used by the participants within QTWJ to create
a live performance of sound and visuals at the end of the day.
[nearly fully booked] Deep Media Research: Bodies in Communication
Deep Media Research develops simple prototypes to explore the vast field
of infra-verbal bodily communication. In our workshop we will explore
how we can use sensors to measure signals of our body and actuators to
make those signals perceivable by others. We'll make use of simple
electronics, the Arduino microcontroller, and some code and are looking
for beginners and intermediates who want to be introduced into body
sensing (galvanic skin response, pulse, ...), experiment with actuators
and/or help to develop the project further.
More information: http://deepmediaresearch.org
[fully booked] Dominick Allen: Optical Sound
Optical Sound will be a practical, hands on workshop building and
exploring optical microphones (devices that turn fluctuations in light
into sound) for use in field recordings, performances etc. Everybody
attending the workshop will have the chance to build their own optical
microphone which they can take away with them for a small donation. The
workshop will be followed by an audio-visual performance to explore the
possibilities of these microphones. Everybody is welcome and no previous
experience of electronics is necessary
Stephen Fortune: Computational Crystallomancy
This workshop brings the occult methods of crystal gazing into proximity
with the DIY entry point to ubiquitous computing.
This workshop will combine the arduino and psychological experiments for
discerning trance states. The arduino is the amateur-enthusiast avenue
into sensor aware environments. Those psychological experiments used
bodily traces to determine the subjects inner state of mind. Both will
be combined to see what data sampling all elements of the crystallomancy
circuit can tell us about the computational modelling of reality that
ubiquitous computing entails.
This project is at it's conceptual inception and is looking for people
who are interested in how reality can be made sensible to computers and
those who would have an interest is seeing how intuitive practices like
crystal gazing reconcile with the rational & cognitive disposition of
computational culture. Introductory arduino (input feeds) and processing
data feeds will be explored.
More information: http://thereisnowetware.wordpress.com/
Saturday 25th of June (~19:00+)
Workshop performances and TINT BBQ. All welcome!
Sunday 26th of June (11:00 -- ~18:00)
Madi Boyd: Performing Screen
This project in progress is to create a robotic puppet like screen which
will interact with the film projected onto it in order to create an
intense dialogue. The screen will be composed, eventually, of hundreds
of small independently moving parts. The parts will be controlled by
servos so that they move in all directions in an organic but
choreographed formation. They will appear to react to and be sculpted by
the film. This performative dialogue between the projection and the
screen will extend into a tussle in their attempts to shape each other,
creating a new dynamic form in the process.
This project is at the concept/experimental stage and invite interested
artist and technicians to partake researching several aspects needed to
complete this work. These include: materials which will be able to move
effectively, materials which reflect and absorb light in varying
amounts, programming/controlling up to 80+ servo motors.
The previous days projects to be continued if required. In addition the
Apiary Studios will be open for everyone to bring their own subject of
tinkering to join the collaborative exploration. All projects welcomed!
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