Crafting Meaningful Vision for Tech
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Crafting Meaningful Vision for Tech

by Krishnan Unnikrishnan

Good design is a balance of vision, purpose, and feasibility. Often, our mind narrows in on one characteristic to the detriment of the other two. Through open dialogue and facilitated group activities, we will practically refine and put these elements into perspective.

Come and bring your technological experiments, your meaningful vision, or both. We welcome half-baked ideas from your experiments. Let's explore the greater context of our exciting discoveries together and bring awareness to the interconnectedness of tech and values.

Workshops are free for participants.

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Digital Painting: Artistic lighting for live performance
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Digital Painting: Artistic lighting for live performance

by Raymond Larrett

Digital Painting is the use of painting and projection mapping software to create unique, artistic imagery and lighting effects for live performance, and the storytelling possibilities created by this technique. There will be a demonstration by Multimedia artist Raymond Larrett of how to set up the software and hardware configuration Kinetech Arts uses to create “light paintings” in their shows.

Workshops are free for participants.

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Intro to physical computing with NodeMCU
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to physical computing with NodeMCU

by Stream Gao

In this hands on workshop, you will learn what is physical computing and what you can do with it, specifically with a firmware called NodeMCU. If you ever remember, Kinectech Arts has been using it for several different performances. By the end of the workshop you will be able to build a web interface to control a LED.

Workshops are free for participants.

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Framing Improvisation
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

Framing Improvisation

by Tanja London

Framing improvisation is an art form in itself. We will dedicate the short time of this workshop to play with the camera as active participant in improvisation. Nothing more than comfy clothes and a smart phone or other digital video device needed.

Workshops are free for participants.

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Audio Reactive Performances with Unity
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Audio Reactive Performances with Unity

by Yağız Mungan

With this workshop we will use Unity to create a fundamental layer of audio-reactive system. Using existing tools, assets and leveraging Unity's ease of use we will end up with a base that can later be expanded upon with additional capabilities such as virtual reality, motion tracking with Kinect and different visuals. A laptop / computer with latest version of Unity is required.

Workshops are free for participants.

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Real-time Performance Capture with OpenPerform & Perception Neuron
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Real-time Performance Capture with OpenPerform & Perception Neuron

by Travis Bennett

OpenPerform is a new real-time, Web-GL performance framework built from the ground up by Kinetech Arts, OpenPerform utilizes motion-capture technology to visualize movement expression in a fully realized 3D virtual environment. This flexible, open-source system allows dancers, actors, and other creatives to use real-time or recorded movement from as an expressive agent to explore the representation and abstraction of the body in space. To get more information or learn more about contributing to OpenPerform visit www.openperform.org

Workshops are free for participants.

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Responsive Textures: Kinect to Processing for Motion Capture Interactive Designs
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Responsive Textures: Kinect to Processing for Motion Capture Interactive Designs

by Scotty Hardwig

In this workshop we’ll take a look at ways to hack the Kinect system in an open-source coding platform called Processing to create interactive visual designs. We’ll look at an example project (texture primitive) created when I was an emerging artist in residence at Bates Dance Festival, and talk about ways to get into Processing for installation projects that involve introductory-level motion capture for a responsive relationship between movement and visuals coded in Java.

Workshops are free for participants.

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Intro to Isadora
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Intro to Isadora

by Ian Winters

A brief introduction to using Isadora (or Max-MSP/ PD) and sensors in a networked physical performance environment . Basic idea is a quick intro to Isadora followed by a walk through of ways to use OSC to let a sensor platform (in this case a phone for ease of demonstration) communicate with Isadora, Max/MSP. PD and similar tools remotely - and vice versa. For the more developer oriented in the group I can walk through using ALGO to set-up a private VPN to create a virtual LAN among remote performers. As a demonstration there are several things in the Lab (like the lighting system) that we can set-up for performers in SF to manipulate, and vice versa.

Workshops are free for participants.

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Activating Desire
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Activating Desire

by Christy Funsch

Christy Funsch facilitates a personal and collective improvisational practice that harnesses your desire, shame, pride, power, and compassion by engaging breath support, connectivity chains, and performative imaging.

Workshops are free for participants.

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