[spectre] TINT: Unleashed! Free Workshops and Participatory Projects in London, 25th & 26th of June

TINT 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/

Many Thanks,


    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.

http://www.davidstrang.co.uk, http://x2.i-dat.org/~ap/2010PhD 

      [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.


      Open Lab

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!

info at tintarts.org | http://tintarts.org

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