TECH WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN ARTISTS
May 30th – June 3rd 2010
Exhibition June 7th
The focus of this art workshop lies in the interaction between humans and computers. We will explore new forms of creative expression through generating interfaces to control animations. We will build DIY analog sensors from everyday materials to make tangible user interfaces and connect them t computers via Arduino. Arduino is an Open Source microcontroller developed for artists and designers (http://www.arduino.cc/).
We program related interactions in an Open Source programming
environment called “Processing“.
The workshop is targeted to female artists with interest in international exchange and curiousity for new technologies. Previous experience with programming is not required.
The workshop will be separated into two parts: one aiming to reach a basic understanding of interactive circuits – the second part trying to connect the interactive circuits to a computer to control visuals and animations.
The artists are encouraged to share their ideas, discuss their concepts an develop their individual creative projects during the process period.
The framework of this participatory workshop tries to foster a collaborative dialogue among Austrian and Syrian artists.
At the end of the workshop we will present the interactive stories in a small exhibition, inviting outside visitors to come, play and enjoy.
Jun 15, 2010