CalArts, XBOX (Main Gallery Conference Room)
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: Scott Hutchinson and Pete Hawkes will conduct a design workshop with students at The Seoul Institute of the Arts via Telepresence.
CalArts students of all disciplines are welcome to join the workshop. Interested students are required to RSVP with Annie Kim at email@example.com.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ART, PHOTOGRAPHY, GRAPHIC DESIGN: New tools provide artists and designers added control over the inputs and outputs of interactive systems. Participants will work together in groups to connect a capacitive-sensing microcontroller, a webcam, and a simple Java program. The process will help them explore new ideas in physical interface and environmental reinterpretation using color, density, and texture.
This consumer-grade microcontroller connects everyday objects to computer interfaces. Any conductive material (fruit, play dough, water, graphite on paper) can serve as a trigger within a coded system.
Interactive interfaces rely more and more on live video feeds to gather information and sense changes in the environment.
This Java IDE was built specifically for artists and designers as a creative tool for learning and leveraging programming. Its intuitive interface will allow students to tinker with the logic behind the interactive system.
*No previous electronics experience is required but some camera knowledge is helpful. Basic electronics and basic coding is also helpful but again not required. One of the goals of the workshop is to introduce designers to electronics as a tool to add to their design process. Students need to bring a digital camera, webcam or phone camera and Mac laptop if available.
Scott Hutchinson, designer, is the program director of the Visual Arts at UCLA Extension where he oversees the design, studio, photography, art history and user experience programs. He has an MFA from UCLA's Design Media Arts program and specializes in usability, branding, social media and web development. Scott is also the user experience and strategic advisor for the UCLA Volunteer Center, and the producer of TEDxUCLA. Scott has been on the board of the nation design group AIGA Los Angeles under three presidents, and is currently on the AIGA National Design Educators Committee.
Pete Hawkes has over 12 years of interaction design and motion experience working with a wide range of clients including Ogilvy Interactive, KFC, Liz Claiborne, JWT, and the Sci-Fi Channel. Pete holds an MFA in Design Media Arts from UCLA and a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. He has taught at Utah Valley University and the Maryland Institute College of Art.
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