Interacting Images: Reactive Art for Beginners

with Nathaniel Stern

29 Feb 2016
Monday
12pm – 6pm
Objectifs

*Registration Fee: S$10.
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Participants will learn basic interactive development with Cycling74’s “Max” environment, and how to receive and work with live input from video cameras and microphones. They will walk away with, and learn the inner-workings of, their own custom software that can mix videos and images based on the volume (amplitude) of sound in the room, or on the amount of movement in its space, and to communicate between this software and the physical world. We will also discuss and demonstrate the basics of how computer vision technologies for body tracking, such as the Xbox Kinect, function. Finally, they will work alone or in teams to input their own video and images (found, or shot) into the interactive software, towards artistic ends.


DIY MIND MACHINES & CREATIVE “EYE-WARE”

with Denisa Kera and Yair Reshef

1 Mar 2016
Tuesday
2pm – 6pm
IDA Labs@NDC

*Registration Fee: S$15 (Inclusive of material and prototyping kit).
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After centuries of using electricity to stimulate and research the brain, optogenetics marks a phase, in which we use light to activate neurons and their pathways. To understand this transformation from electricity to light as a medium for exploring our mind, we will prototype a creative eye-ware with LEDs, which can alter EEG signals in the brain. We will solder a simple circuit that acts as a mind machine device. The final prototype will have a form of a creative eyewear or “eye-ware” commenting some recent history of Google glass mania and other futuristic attempts to hack eyeglasses.

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