They didn't cover this one in school ;)

How-to demo @ InterAccess tomorrow

Posted Fri, Sep 23, 2005 at 09:34 PM

More late notice news! (Yeah, I know... I'm real bad at updating this blog on a regular basis.)

I'll be at InterAccess tomorrow for their open house event and I'll be giving a short talk about (fly)light with an introduction to making LED matrices, programming PIC chips, and finally serial communications with Processing. So more or less, everything I know about electronics. :)

More info about the other open house events below. (I'm in bold.)


This Saturday: Open House at InterAccess's new space, 9 Ossington Avenue

Plus, workshops and more studio events

Ever wondered how interactive installations are made? Curious about electronics? Want to learn how to be a VJ? Do you just want to know more about what goes on in a media arts production environment? Come to InterAccess this fall, the place where art and technology meet — take a workshop, chat with studio members, take a tour and listen to electronic artists talk about their work.

Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In celebration of Toronto’s Arts Week and the opening of our new studio space, InterAccess is holding a special Open House this Saturday September 24 that will showcase our facilities and some of the activities that take place within the studio. The activities schedule is as follows:

12 - 1 p.m. -- Rob Cruickshank's Electronic Mobile: Come and see the creative possibilities that our basic electronics offers. Rob Cruickshank’s Electronic Mobile is made only of materials covered in our Electronics Workshop. (Our next Electronics workshop will run on Saturday November 5th).

1 - 2 p.m. -- Pearl Chen shows you how to make your own LED sculpture: During this “mini-workshop,” Pearl will show you how to program a home-made LED matrix using a PIC programmer. A do-it-yourself booklet will also be provided.

2 - 3 p.m. -- Surround Sound Concert: featuring the works from Sound Travels artist residency that took place in our studio this past August. Works by Lewis Kaye, David Ogborn and more. Curated by Darren Copeland.

3:30 - 4:30pm - Jeremy Rotsztain's LifeCycle: Life-Imitating Creative Systems: Jeremy’s work is an autonomous, life-imitating video installation that creates concrete non-representational digital paintings in real-time.

Thursday September 29, 7 p.m.
Dorkbot Toronto -- a free, bimonthly event featuring "people doing strange things with technology." This month, presentations by Brendan Wypich, Owen Milburn and more.

Through November 7
Rarely seen works by Vera Frenkel, David Rokeby, Nell Tenhaaf and Norman White. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 to 5 p.m. Exhibition continues through November 7, 2005, as InterAccess proudly presents an additional site-specific work by David Rokeby as part of "Interactive '05," November 4 through 7 at the Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West. Admission is free.

They didn't cover this one in school ;)