Raspberry Pi: Interactive Video with Processing
SATURDAYS 10AM — 1PM
from October 21
to November 11
for 4 class sessions
+ Student Exhibit on November 24
east side collective
2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702
THE RISE OF ROBOTIC ART
With the rise in electronic media and technology in art, robotics has become a popular medium of experimentation.
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.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
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?
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?
All materials listed are provided by dadageek
Raspberry Pi microcontroller
Short Ethernet Cable
Artists Working in this Medium
“I’ve created these tools, these toys, and have had time to play with them.”
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.