Here is a collection of workshops I have developed and hosted that aim to share knowledge and resources with the community. These workshops have been taught at various schools and hackerspaces across the U.S. such as the School of Art Institute in Chicago, The Perot Museum of Science, Portland Northwest College of Art, S1 of Portland, OR, Dallas Makerspace, Pumping Station: One Chicago Hackerspace, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and more.
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Sonic Wear: Soft Speakers Workshop
In 2021, I taught an online and in-person soft speaker workshop at Portland State University for CETI. This was a multi-day event that walked students through a full condensed process of learning to work with microcontrollers, electronics and e-textiles. I focused on teaching the principles of electromagnets and how that is used to create speakers, and how you can create your own experimental speaker with a vinyl cutter and copper foil sheets. Watch the recordings of the livestreams of all of the workshops on their YouTube channel.
Exploring Immersive Technologies
For the International Sculpture Conference #isc2019, I hosted an interactive VR immersive technologies workshop. We explored sculpting in VR and some of the new media possibilities such as motion capture, animation, and rapid prototyping techniques possible through the formation of digital objects. I used Unity to animate the sculptures using a perception neuron motion capture suit and explored a virtual gallery of works made by students in the virtual reality development center. Thanks to the other amazing makers and artists who made this workshop a success #vrsculpting #perceptionneuron
Exploring Soft Circuitry
I taught a series of soft circuitry workshops, which explored alternative ways to create soft circuits for wearable applications. It was taught at Make+Think+Code lab at PNCA.
Sensing the world with Pure Data
Chicago-based soldering and synth exploration workshop series
Kits I put together for the ‘Intro to experimental synthesis’ workshop at Columbia College, Chicago.
Students experimenting with their freshly built circuits at Columbia College in Chicago
A HUGE thanks to OshPark for helping make these workshops possible through their generous PCB fabrication donations! These PCBs were used for my synthesis workshop with Nicolas Collins at the School of Art Institute in Chicago: SAIC.
Building Synthesizers with breadboards workshop
Synth soldering workshop
at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Tx. These kits were based on the circuit design I created for Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, who used the design during his “Sleeping on the Roof” tour.
Wayne Coyne used a compact version while on tour, and I later created a custom enclosure for him as a commission.
Synthesis workshop at NMASS
Workshop kits prepared for the course in Austin, TX