Workshops

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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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

This DIY MIDI Controller workshop was taught in collaboration with  Hugo Paris at the Make+Think+Code lab at PNCA

 

Chicago-based soldering and synth exploration workshop series

at Pumping Station: One with Jesse Seay

 

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.

SAIC Electronics Workshop
SAIC Electronics Workshop

 

Building Synthesizers with breadboards workshop

This synth exploration workshop was taught at Oil and Cotton with the assistance of LadyBrain Studios co-founder Haley Moore

 

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