Austin's school for expressive technology. 
Uniting code, hardware, art + design. 

 
 

We offer project-focused classes in tech art. Our mission is to offer education and community to those in Austin creating at the intersection of art, media and technology. dadageek instructors are talented creative technologists with a passion for sharing their expertise with others. 

 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

 

 
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Spring Student Showcase

SAT JUNE 3, 6PM - 9PM

ATMOSPHERE CO-WORKING

Join dadageek for an evening of cocktails + digital artwork created by students who took part in our spring classes. The showcase will feature interactive sound/light art objects, code-generated visuals, and live performances.

We will also have artwork and performances by dadageek instructors John-Mike Reed, Matthew Steinke, Mickey Delp, and Kyle Evans!

 
 
 
 

Spring classes

 
 

Intro to Digital Synthesis + Performance with Max

Instructor: Kyle Evans
Wednesdays, Apr
 12 - May 24  |  6 pm - 9 pm
7 classes + exhibit June 3

Build your own sounds from scratch through digital synthesis, and transform pre-recorded and live audio with MIDI controllers, video game controllers, or mobile apps.

 
 
 

Intro to Analog Audio Electronics

Instructor: Mickey Delp
Saturdays, 
Apr 8 - May 20  |  10 am - 1 pm
7 classes + exhibit Jun 3

Learn how to build your own electronic musical instruments. This class will cover how synthesizers work, basic electronics, and what you need to know to build electronic sound circuits.

 
 
 

Intro to Arduino for Artists

Instructor: John-Mike Reed
Saturdays, Apr 15
 - Jun 3  |  2 pm - 5 pm
7 classes + exhibit Jun 3

Learning the basics of micro-controllers is vital for creating interactive or new media work. This class is for those new to coding or for those seeking a refresher course.

 
 
 

Intro to Robotic Art

Instructor: Matt Steinke
Sundays, Apr 16 - May 28  |  10 am - 1 pm
7 classes + exhibit Jun 3

Learn to build robotic instruments and animatronic sculptures for performances and installations using MIDI controllers to move servos, solenoids, and motors with artmaking as the goal.
 

 
 

Winter classes

 

BEGINNER LEVEL

 

Intro to Arduino for Artists

Tuesdays, Jan 24 - Mar 7
6 pm - 9 pm
7 classes + exhibit on Mar 25

Learning the basics of microcontrollers is vital for creating interactive or new media work. This class is for those new to coding or for those seeking a refresher course.

 
 
 
 
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Creating Interactive Installations with Leap Motion + Max/MSP

Tuesdays, Jan 24 - Mar 7
6 pm - 9 pm
7 classes + exhibit on Mar 25

This project-focused class is an introduction to how to create interactive installations that respond to hand gestures.  

 
 
 
 

Create Interactive Fiction with Twine

Wednesdays, Jan 25 - Mar 1
6 pm - 9 pm
6 classes + exhibit on Mar 25

Learn to create live, choice-based performances guided by your audience’s votes. Combining live performance with simple tech, you will create an performance your audience will never forget!

 
 
 
 
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Intro to Analog Audio Electronics

Saturdays, Jan 28 - Mar 4
10 am - 1 pm
7 classes + exhibit on Mar 25

Learn how to build your own electronic musical instruments. This class will cover how synthesizers work, basic electronics, and what you need to know to build electronic sound circuits.

 
 
 
 
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Build Your Own Robot Instrument

Saturdays, Feb 25 + Mar 4
10 am - 3pm

2 classes + exhibit on Mar 25

In this 2- weekend workshop, students will explore the musical possibilities of using everyday electrical devices to produce robotic percussion and movement for live performance.

 
 
 
 

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

 
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Designing Synthesizers with Arduino

Thursdays, Jan 26 - Mar 9
6 pm - 9 pm
7 classes + exhibit on Mar 25

Make your own noise and/or music gizmo! This class will cover the basics of digital synthesis, explore ways of producing sound with Arduino, and familiarize you with MIDI controllers.

 
 
 
 
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Create Interactive Web Graphics with p5.js

Saturdays, Jan 21 - Mar 4
2 pm - 5 pm
7 classes + exhibit on Mar 25

Create amazing generative and interactive experiences for the browser! This class is a great refresher for Processing and intro to p5.js—which reinterprets Processing for the web.