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Worskhop + Contest: One Button Challenge

Hey, over at Openlab Workshops we have a few new events going on, including a One Button Devices workshop leading to the One Button Challenge in Manchester, this October: http://openlabworkshops.org/one-button-devices-workshop/

Come check us out!

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Openlab Summer Workshops 28 July 2009

This summer, Openlab, the London-based open source art and technology collective, presents a series of in-depth summer workshops exploring creating and hacking media using free software and tools.  Workshops will include both beginner and advanced instruction in such software as PureData, Processing, and SuperCollider, as well as using the microcontroller Arduino, general sound hardware hacking, and more.  For less than the cost of the cinema, you can gain some valuable skills using free software!

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When: Tuesday 28 July, from 6pm-10:30pm

Where: The Roebuck pub (upstairs room), 50 Great Dover Street, SE1 4YG
Nearest transport: 35, 133, 343, 21 buses, Borough Tube (Northern line)
About 8 minute walk from London Bridge Station (Northern and Jubilee tube, rail, and bus station: 48, 47, 149 buses)
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Cost: £15 for the entire night, or per workshop (see below).
How to pay: At the door, or via Paypal to be guaranteed a space (limited to 30 people per workshop).  Please email workshop@pixelism.info to reserve a space in any workshop.

1) Introduction to Arduino: Microcontrollers, LEDs, sensors, and you! with Daniel Hirschmann – £10
A simple introduction to the Arduino as a platform for prototyping physical & digital interactive objects, installation, and things .  We will cover the programming environment, some basic electronics, and learn how to make sensors do stuff to lights.

Requirements:

  • A laptop computer with Arduino downloaded and installed.  Go through the Getting Started guide on the website.
  • An Arduino Microcontroller platform.  These can be bought from Tinker.it.  If needed, a few will be on hand for use, or for sale.  Please let us know by email (see above) whether you’re interested in buying one on the day.

Electronic Components:
Breadboard, hook-up wire, switches, LEDs, Potentiometers, Infrared Rangers, Ultrasonic rangers, FSR’s, other sensors…  If you don’t know what these are, DON’T worry!  We’ll have a few available to use during the intro.  If you DO know what these are, and you have a them – bring them along and we can help you wire them up!

2) Processing for Visual Artists with Evan Raskob – £10
Processing is fast becoming the tool of choice for interactive artists and designers looking to add some visual complexity and user interaction to their work, from music videos to interactive kiosks and print graphics.  This 2-hour workshop is the second in a series of summer workshops, where we work on some language fundamentals and drawing images to the screen. There will be open workshop time for questions at the end.  Some basic exposure to Processing is suggested.  Please bring a laptop and download Processing prior to the workshop. Taught by lecturer and visual performance artist Evan Raskob.

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Openlab Summer Workshops 2009 – 30 June 2009

This summer, Openlab, the London-based open source art and technology collective, presents a series of in-depth summer workshops exploring creating and hacking media using free software and tools.  Workshops will include both beginner and advanced instruction in such software as PureData, Processing, and SuperCollider, as well as using the microcontroller Arduino, general sound hardware hacking, and more.  For less than the cost of the cinema, you can gain some valuable skills using free software!

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When: Tuesday 30 June, from 6pm-11:30pm

Where: The Roebuck pub (upstairs room), 50 Great Dover Street, SE1 4YG
Nearest transport: 35, 133, 343, 21 buses, Borough Tube (Northern line)
About 8 minute walk from London Bridge Station (Northern and Jubilee tube, rail, and bus station: 48, 47, 149 buses)
Map:

Cost: £15 for the entire night, or per workshop (see below).
How to pay: At the door, or via Paypal to be guaranteed a space (limited to 30 people per workshop).  Please email workshop@pixelism.info to reserve a space in any workshop.

1) Introduction to SuperCollider with Dan Stowell – £10
SuperCollider is an incredible environment and programming language for music and audio. In this 2-hour introductory session we will get started with SuperCollider, using it for synthesis and digital signal processing, as well as creating musical patterns and generative audio.
All welcome, although some prior programming experience would definitely be helpful. Bring a laptop, and please install SuperCollider (latest version 3.3, ideally) on it beforehand.

2) Hardware Noise Hacking with Ryan Jordan – £5
Ryan Jordan, veteran noise artist and organizer of the successful NOISE==NOISE performance series presents an introduction to making sounds with basic circuitry.  All participants will be making sounds by the end of the 1-hr workshop. No previous experience required.

3) Processing for Visual Artists with Evan Raskob – £10
Processing is fast becoming the tool of choice for interactive artists and designers looking to add some visual complexity and user interaction to their work, from music videos to interactive kiosks and print graphics.  This 2-hour workshop is the first in a series of summer workshops, gently introducing Processing from the beginning and focusing on basic techniques for drawing on the screen.  No experience required. Please bring a laptop and download Processing prior to the workshop. Taught by lecturer and visual performance artist Evan Raskob.

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OpenLab 5 : Cafe OTO, 25th April 2009

Openlab are providing a day of workshops & presentations about opensource software, and performances in the evening at Cafe OTO, Dalston. There is a venerable lineup of OpenLab members providing some in depth knowledge during the day and some great performances at night. The preliminary line up goes like this:

DAY: Workshops & Presentations : 12-5pm (free entry).

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  • Fluxus (Dave Griffiths) : (free, 1-2hrs, max 10) The venerable OpenGL/scheme environment. (http://www.pawfal.org/dave/index.cgi?Projects/Fluxus)
  • APODIO (Julien Ottavi) :  (1hrs, max 20) Gnu/Linux multimedia distribution  LiveDVD
  • Introducing Processing for Visual Artists (Evan Raskob) : (£10, 2hrs, max 20)

NIGHT: Performances : 7:30pm-12:30am (£5 entry) – doors 7pm

You are all very welcome – see you there ….

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Make Art 2008

Andy Farnell, Alex McLean, Dave Griffiths and Robert Atwood will be joining Goto10 and many other fine free software artists at this years Make Art festival in Poitiers, for a few days of workshops, presentations, installations and performances:

Make art is an international festival dedicated to the integration of Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS), open practices and free culture in digital arts.

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[1/5/08] Open Z arduino @ A10:Medialab

[OPEN|SHARE] sessions are being introduced at A10:medialab to provide an informal open space to exchange information on the creative implementation and experimentation of technological hardware and software.

The first session explores the Arduino, an open source hardware hacking platform.

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