by Scotty Hardwig - Time: TBD
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.
Scotty Hardwig is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and digital media artist originally from the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia and currently based in Oakland, CA. His artistic practice melds an articulate, athletic movement vocabulary with a specialization in digital dance, photography, video, projection and sound design for live performance. As an educator he has served on the faculty of the University of Utah and Middlebury College, teaching improvisation, aesthetic theory and dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, dance media, as well as contemporary technique and composition. As a freelance performer and company member for AXIS Dance Company's 30th Anniversary Season, he has had the honor of working with internationally recognized choreographers like Marc Brew, Stephen Koester, Johannes Wieland, Joe Goode, Amy Seiwart, Eric Handman, Yannis Adoniou, Satu Hummasti, and Stephan Koplowitz. He received his MFA in Dance from the University of Utah, and was most recently a resident emerging artist at Bates Dance Festival (2015), as well as the artistic director of the Dance Company of Middlebury (2016-17). More info at www.hardwigDance.com
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