In the Coding Visuals workshop, digital artist Woeishi Lean will guide participants through hands-on activities and discussions covering a variety of topics from the ideation and development of media-enriched interactive projects, to theories of generative design and the application of various types of algorithms for design. This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to explore various techniques for augmenting projects through arbitrary input/interactivity and extending them beyond the monitor, mouse and keyboard. Participants are encouraged to bring their own concepts, or ongoing projects with which to explore, ideate, discuss and experiment.
The main tool for this workshop will be the VVVV framework (vvvv.org), an extremely powerful prototyping tool for visual output and real-time performances. Students should bring their own laptops, and those with Mac-based computers are encouraged to install Bootcamp on their machines so that they can install VVVV (it is a Windows-based framework). However, students can bring any other programming language / environment with which they are comfortable exploring (e.g. processing, openframeworks, cinder, Max/MSP, C4), as the discussions will pertain generally to approaches and theories of visualization for performances.
Pre-registration is required. Please reserve a spot by emailing Lori Miller at email@example.com. Only 15 seats are available.
Woeishi Lean is a digital artist who produces computational media at the intersection of design, technology and live visualizations. Reassembling methods from those fields, he aims to establish a direction of generative-interactive design, using his skills to realize integral concepts from programming frameworks to design details. Bridging his time between being a professional computational media artist, and lecturer at Universities in Austria, he has been able to sustain a truly interdisciplinary career. Through his practice he plays an important role in the development of VVVV, one of the world's foremost visual programming environments. Some of his notable performance works have been a music visualization mapping of the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona and the Austrian Pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai Expo, and numerous visualizations over the years for the Ars Electronica Festival's Prix Ars Awards ceremony. He lectures on subjects such as Digital Media in Performing Arts, as wel l as Generative Design, AudioVisualistics and Algorithmic Design Patterns.
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