Interactive Design Workshop
This workshop explores the possibilities of creating interactive installations and new media environments using DIY electronics, Open Source Software and Ubiquitous Technology.
This workshop is being lead by artist and new-media practitioner Matthew Kenyon.
Workshop concept: Creating Agency through Telepresence
In this project user-movement about the city shall control the illumination of lightboxes at a remote location. These lightboxes shall be attached to an Arduino microcontroller running Processing software. Users shall be able to send their GPS coordinates to this microcontroller through smartphone devices as they move about the city. This data on being processed by the software shall switch the appropriate lightboxes on and off again. These lightboxes shall in fact display images of the city remotely contolled by user movements around the city. This workshop will look at 4 technologies. Together, they will combine to create a distributed telepresence based artwork.
The 4 technologies are:
- digital photography,
- rapid prototyping and digital fabrication,
- programming and physical computing and
- ubiquitous computing.
Participants shall be involved in all stages of the construction of the project in a hands-on process led by the mentor.