Electricity and animated objects
oct 04, 2010 - oct 08, 2010

Electricity and animated objects


Workshop offered by Chris Bell

* For reasons beyond the center, Gail Wight will not be able to offer the workshop. Chris Bell, his assistant and collaborator, will replace her. http://www.dashdotdash.net/

Date: From 4th to 8th October

Timetable: 10:00 to 14:00 / 16:00 to 20:00

Participants: Maximum 15

Registration deadline: 20th September. Send your personal details, along with your CV and a covering letter stating your interest to: arteleku@gipuzkoa.net

Contemporary computer-assisted kinetic art made its first public appearance in the exhibition Cybernetic Serendipity which took place in the Institute of Contemporary Art in London in 1968, curated by Jasia Reichardt. Since then, kinetic art has little by little become part of the mainstream and as we become miniaturised, virtualised and cable-free, our kinetic art follows along the same lines.
This workshop offers an introduction to the basic components of the electronic systems used in creating kinetic art: what they do, how they interact and how to use them. We will learn to construct simple circuits, paying special attention to switches and a variety of sensors. We will learn to construct sensors based on everyday objects, using design to turn them into works of art and environmental installations. We will also work with some simple microcontrollers. This workshop will place special emphasis on the use of electronics to mimic highly lifelike behaviour and on the use of sensors to respond to animated objects and environmental changes. No previous experience in the field of electronics is necessary.

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