DATA Workshop 16.0

DIY LIGHT GRAFFITI WORKSHOP by Recyclism (aka Benjamin Gaulon)

When: Saturday 22 October, 14.00
Location: Darklight Festval, The Factory, Grand Canal Dock, Barrow Street
Cost: Free for Darklight tickets holders

Learn how to create a simple Light Painting Software with Max/Msp and build your own Light Spray Can by creating a simple circuit using a battery, LED and push button.

You will learn how to create a software that mixes real time video and a light painting layer. All values, over a selected brightness level, are stored and drawn over the real time video. The drawing is refreshed over a defined period of time.
The final results will be presented in an interactive installation, where the public of Darklight will be invited to play with the various light graffiti tools made by the participants.

Benjamin Gaulon is a researcher, artist and has a broad experience of acting as art consultant, public and conference speaker and art college lecturer. His work focuses on planned obsolescence, consumerism and disposable society. He has previously released work under the name “recyclism”.

Since 2005 he has been leading workshops and giving lectures in Europe and US about e-waste and hardware Hacking / Recycling. Workshop participants explore the potential of obsolete technologies in a creative way and find new strategies for e-waste recycling.