Using Raspberry Pi and some simple sensors, we’ll explore how the shape and form of objects can inform how we might construct code and behaviour in the digital domain. At this workshop, we’ll consider how an object can express itself via digital layers and mechanisms. We will use some prebuilt Python scripts to get information from the Raspberry Pi to other computers and software. We may solder some sensors together and sculpt objects that may influence the way we design some code. We’ll also explore sound and visual software languages like Pure Data and MaxMSP and possibly the Unity Game Engine.
No previous experience of RPi or coding is required for this workshop. It will be helpful to install Pure Data, MaxMSP and Unity Game engine on your laptop and bring this along with you, also a pair of headphones will probably be very useful.
This Workshop is hosted by Martin Parker and Eleni-Ira Panourgia.
Martin studied composition at the University of Manchester and completed a PhD in Composition at the University of Edinburgh in 2003. He is Academic Director of the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Sound Design. His work focuses on encounters between computers, people and places. Based in Edinburgh, he has performed and collaborated internationally with theatre companies, symphony orchestras, visual artists and ensembles.
Eleni-Ira is an artist, PhD researcher and tutor at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh. She is currently working on the development of multi-modal creative processes that combine sculptural/three-dimensional objects and sound. Eleni-Ira holds an integrated Masters Degree in Sculpture and Visual Arts (2014) from Athens School of Art and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, where she studied as an exchange student (2012-13).
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