MU & IMPAKT PRESENT: ROBOTICS & MORE
— 23 March 2012
Location: IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
On March 22nd and 23rd, Mu and Impakt are joining forces for a collaborative workshop. This two day class is an introduction to robotics and digital fabrication, hosted by Mu resident artist duo Varvara Guljajeva and Mar Canet Sola. Amongst the used techniques are Arduino and laser cutting, in order to create your own hybrid object.
The workshop will kick off at Impakt Headquarters on Thursday 22 March, by exploring Arduino technology – an easy-to-use open source platform known for its many interactive and artistic possibilities. Starting from the perspective of motion and behavior, Guljajeva and Canet Sola will introduce participants to different kinds of motors and encourage them to create kinetic objects.
Friday 23 March, the second day of the workshop, located at Sectie-C (Eindhoven), is dedicated to laser cutting and how this technique can be applied in robotic art. During this session, the participants are able to take their kinetic objects to the next level and digitally fabricate actual body parts for their moving feature.
To apply for the Robotics & More workshop, send a message to muandmore[at]mu[dot]nl – including your name, phone number and a short bio (student/working as…). Be quick, as places are limited!
Please note that this is a 2-day workshop, taking place (respectively) in Utrecht and in Eindhoven. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop and join the workshop on both days.
When & where:
Thursday March 22, from 11h – 18h: IMPAKT Headquarters, Lauwerecht 10, Utrecht
Friday March 23, from11h – 18h: Mu, Sectie-C, Daalakkersweg 2-8, Eindhoven
Fee: € 15 (Lunch and materials included)
- a laptop
- an arduino set, if you have one
- servo motor(s), if you have any
- anything else you think you can work with in the context of the workshop – or, what could be your personal artistic interpretation
As part of the M4M Transartist residency programm Mar Canet Sola and Varvara Guljajeva are currently living at the MU house in Eindhoven for 3 months. They are working on different projects combining art and technology.
Mar Canet Sola (Barcelona, 1981) is a computer game engineer, designer and media artist. He’s interested in data visualization, computer games and new media art. His artistic research contains writing software and exploring news ways of playfulness and expression, inspired by our digital age.
Varvara Guljajeva (Estonia) gained her master degree in digital media from ISNM in Germany and is currently a PhD candidate at the Estonian Art Academy. She applies and challenges technology and traditional production methods in order to explore novel artistic concepts.
MU is an adventurous guide on the outskirts of the contemporary art of today and the future, for a broad and a young audience. MU is a breeding ground for hybrid talents. MU is an open and dynamic space that exudes the 21st-century practice of creative multidisciplinary collaboration.
WORKSHOP ADDRESS: Sectie C / Easy laser
Daalakkersweg 2-8 (http://www.smallehaven.com/ateliers/sectie-c.html)
Mar Canet Sola (Barcelona, 1981) is a computer game engineer, designer and media artist. He’s interested in data visualization, computer games and new media art. Part of his research is writing software and exploring news ways of playfulness and expression, inspired by our digital age.