SATURDAYS 10AM — 1PM

from October 21
to November 11

$300.00

for 4 class sessions

+ Student Exhibit on November 24

east side collective

2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702

 
 
class information
 
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THE RISE OF ROBOTIC ART

With the rise in electronic media and technology in art, robotics has become a popular medium of experimentation.

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Learn to run Processing on Raspberry Pi

Processing is an application/platform for creating graphics and animation for interactive video projects. With a large community of users, it can now run on the Raspberry Pi which is very exciting! Why? Because you no longer need to run your projections and interactive video artworks off of a laptop or a desktop which is very expensive and prone to crashing.

In this course, we will all be running our Raspberry Pis off of a preloaded Raspian OS disk image optimized for creating standalone projects with Processing. You will be up and running within one hour or less. Over the course of four classes, we will cover how to generate graphics and animation with code, integrate sensors to modulate visuals and trigger events, learn video projection techniques, and control output devices like motors, servos, and lights. Through all of these class experiments, you will discover possibilities for a final project and many future projects to come.

 
 
 

WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR

This workshop is for

 
 
 

This 7-week course will focus on helping each student develop their own robotic art project through hands-on workshopping and in-class experimentation. The class culminates in a public performance and/or installation showcase with each student creating a solo or collaborative mechanical performance.

 
 
 

STUDENT WORK

 
 
 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Key Skills

 

Raspberry Pi Raspian OS

Programming with Java on the Processing platform

Programming with Python

The Linux OS

Programming graphics and interactivity

Integrating sensors with the Pi’s GPIO

Integrating servos, motors, and LEDs with the Pi’s GPIO

 
 
 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Requirements

 
 

Students Must Have: Laptop (Mac or Windows) with an ethernet port or an adapter for an ethernet port

No electronics experience required

No programming experience required

 
 
 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Materials

 

All materials listed are provided by dadageek

Raspberry Pi microcontroller

SD Card

Short Ethernet Cable

 
 
 

FOR INSPIRATION

Artists Working in this Medium

 

simone giertz

 

peter william holden

rafaello d'andrea

zimoun

 
 
about your instructor
 
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“I’ve created these tools, these toys, and have had time to play with them.”

—MATTHEW STEINKE

 
 
 

Matthew Steinke is a composer, artist, and educator. His sonic narratives and musical experiments take the form of audio recordings, videos, performances, and installations. His invented instruments combine electromechanical engineering and acoustic design for both composed and improvised performances.

Over the past two decades, Steinke's robotic installations and performances have been presented in museums, galleries, and festivals across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

He holds an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been featured in Wired, Artweek LA, The Village Voice, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Spin, Rolling Stone, Keyboard Magazine, Drum Magazine, Hackaday, and on the cover of Tape Op.

Currently residing in Austin, Texas, Matt divides his time between music composition, performance, installation, acoustic research, and experimental musical instrument design.

 
 
 

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