Projection-mapping One Day Course

By , 2 July 2012 11:10 am

Hey all! In response to all the demand for our last workshop, and in collaboration withCodasign we’re presenting a special 1-day version of our Projection-Mapping In Processing Workshop on July 14th at SPACE Studios in Hackney. Details here: http://codasign.com/jul-2012-projection-mapping

Life Project Article on Imperica

By , 2 July 2012 11:04 am

Life Project Exhibition 13-14 October 2011

Paul Squires of Imperica interviewed Evan and Fiona and wrote a nice article about the Life Project, which we will be presenting a paper on for the upcoming EVA London conference next week (July 11-13).

 

Projection Mapping in Processing June 2012

By , 2 April 2012 4:49 pm

Projection Mapping in Processing

Eventbrite - Projection Mapping with Processing June 2012

Dates and Times: 19:00-21:30 on June 5, 12, 19, 26 (4 Tuesday nights, total)
Venue: [ space ] on Mare Street, Hackney
Max participants: 16
Price: £119 / person (£89 conc). Special: £220 for 2 tickets if you buy them together!
Instructors:Evan and Becky, Adam of Codasign

Description:

Kinetica 2012 - 12

Why limit yourself to projecting on a flat, rectangular screen when you can project on anything? Projection-mapping is the ninja technique of cutting up visual moving imagery and projecting it onto interesting surfaces, like trees, buildings, sculptures, and even white cats. In this hands-on workshop you will create your own sculpture and create your own projection-mapped performance.

This workshop is a collaboration between Openlab Workshops and Codasign.

Requirements:

Creativity and dedication! Some very basic familiarity with programming concepts is also recommended. We will cover some basics of programming using Processing, a simplified version of Java for interactive art and design. Computers and projection devices are also provided, but you may bring your own laptop.

Ticketing:

We sell both single tickets, and a special group ticket for 2 people who would like to work together.

Refunds:

We are a small organisation and spaces are limited, so if you’d like a refund please ask us up to 48 hours before the event or else we will not be able to refund your full price.

Eventbrite - Projection Mapping with Processing June 2012

Build Your Own Superhero March 2012

By , 3 January 2012 2:19 pm

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Build Your Own Superhero (Using Kinect and Processing)!

BUY TICKETS HERE
Dates and Times: 19:00-21:30 on 13/3, 20/3, 27/3 (Tuesdays)
Venue: [ space ] on Mare Street
Participants: 20 (5 groups of 4)
Price: £99/person (£69 conc), £329 for team of 4
Instructors: Evan and Becky and Adam from Codasign

Description:

This is our second run of the successful BYOSH workshop!

Working in small teams, you will build your own augmented reality system that instantly turns anyone into a superhero. Develop super powers – shoot lasers, see through walls, fire rockets, turn invisible, all using some coding and the Kinect and OpenNI! We will provide the hardware and tools you need. We will use free and open source tools such as Processing, toxiclibs, Kinect and OpenNI, and introduce techniques in 3D graphics and interactive sound synthesis. Food and drink provided. Assemble your own team, or come and meet some creative people to form a team.

Day 1: Intro, inspiration, brainstorming ideas, using our code for Processing and the Kinect (examples)
Day 2: Audio-visual programming – coding your characters visual appearance and sound effects and/or theme song
Day 3: Finishing projects; Showing off everyone’s superheroes

Code from the last workshop is open source and can be found here on Github.

Requirements:

Bring your art skills and superhero ideas! Some very basic familiarity with programming concepts required. We will cover some basics of programming using Processing, a simplified version of Java for interactive art and design. We will provide Kinect cameras and computers for each team, but you may bring your own laptop.

Ticketing:

We sell both single tickets and a special group ticket for a group of 4 people who would like to work together, and can purchase their ticket at the same time.

Refunds:

We are a small organisation and spaces are limited, so if you’d like a refund please ask us up to 48 hours before the event or else we will not be able to refund your full price.

Electric Light Orchestra

By , 20 December 2011 11:15 am

The Electric Light Orchestra Workshop

Use your laptop to turn light into sound!

Location and Time

Where: [ space ] studios, 121-129 Mare St., London E8 3RH, UK
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Dates and Times: 4 Mondays (13/2, 20/2, 27/2, 5/3) in 2012

Over 4 nights you will learn enough to put together a spectacular sound and light performance.  Composer and interactive designer Simon Katan will teach you how to track an LED light with your computer and a webcam using Processing and then turn that data into music using SuperCollider.

If you’ve never heard of Processing or SuperCollider, don’t worry ! This is an introductory course.  However, you should be comfortable using lots of different computer software and not afraid to learn some computer programming techniques. On the other hand, if you’re a hard-core coder but don’t know SuperCollider or have no musical experience then this workshop also has plenty to offer you.

Kinect and Processing Super Heroes Built!

By , 25 October 2011 11:17 am

Everyone had a great time at the recent Build Your Own Superhero workshop co-organized and run with Becky and Adam of Codasign.

Becky drives the psychedelic rectangular dancer

Over 3 nights (2.5hrs each), fueled by a tasty spread of sliced Italian and French meats, olives, hummus, and the all-important beer and coffee, 4 teams of participants hacked our example code into 4 very different “superheros.”

Read on for more images and video

Exhibition This Thursday & Friday

By , 12 October 2011 2:54 pm

Exhibition This Thursday & Friday @ SPACE

6pm – 9pm Thurs 13 and Fri 14 October 2011

Openlab Workshops and SPACE Studios invite everyone to an exhibition of the Life Project, an ongoing series of weekly making sessions where we build a digital ecosystem of aftificial creatures.  Part art project, part communal crafting excercise, it could be described as both a conceptual work of art and a colelction of “Tamagotchis on steriods.”  Come see for youself, talk to the participants, and even participate in future sessions!

SPACE STUDIOS (in the Medialab)
129—131 MARE STREET
LONDON E8 3RH
020 8525 4330

BYO Superhero Using Kinect Workshop

By , 23 September 2011 3:03 pm

Build Your Own Superhero Workshop

About the workshop:

Working in small teams, you will build your own augmented reality system that instantly turns anyone into a superhero. Develop super powers – shoot lasers, see through walls, fire rockets, turn invisible, all using some coding and the Kinect and OpenNI! We will provide the hardware and tools you need. We will use free and open source tools such as Processing, toxiclibs, Kinect and OpenNI, and introduce techniques in 3D graphics and interactive sound synthesis. Food and drink provided. Assemble your own team, or come and meet some creative people to form a team.

Where: [ space ] studios, 121-129 Mare St., London E8 3RH, UK
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Dates and Times: 19:00-21:00 on 11, 18, 21 (Tues, Tues, Friday) October, 2011

  • Day 1: Intro, inspiration, brainstorming ideas, using Processing and the Kinect (examples)
  • Day 2: Audio-visual programming – coding your characters visual appearance and sound effects and/or theme song
  • Day 3: Finishing projects; Showing off everyone’s superheroes

Requirements:

Some familiarity with programming concepts required. We will cover some basics of programming using Processing, a simplified version of Java for interactive art and design. We will provide Kinect cameras and computers for each team, but you may bring your own laptop.

Maximum Participants: 20 (5 groups of 4)

Instructors: Evan of OLW and Becky and Adam of Codasign

Ticketing:

We sell both single tickets and a special group ticket for a group of 4 people who would like to work together, and can purchase their ticket at the same time.

Refunds:

We are small organisations and spaces are limited, so if you’d like a refund please ask us up to 48 hours before the event or else we will not be able to refund your full price.

Piksel – Call for Works

By , 4 July 2011 4:32 pm

The annual open source / free software festival Piksel is open for submissions of workshops, art projects, performances, etc. using free software!

Life Project Blog

By , 30 May 2011 7:47 pm

The Life Project is going strong, and has a nice blog at http://lifeproject.spacestudios.org.uk/ where you can follow the process of the group creating a digital ecosystem of interactive creatures that are designed to challenge our perception of how we live with and respond to technology.  We expect to have some public exhibitions of the project in its development stage soon at SPACE Studios!

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