The Dublin Art and Technology Association holds workshops as regular programming. Over the years, we have held over 20 workshops ranging from topics like basic introduction to electronics to Light Painting with MAX/MSP and LED Tracking. We are always looking for people to lead technology based workshops. Please contact us if you are interested in running something.
|DATA Workshop 1.0||April 10, 2002||Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Katherine Moriwaki, Jennica Falk, Michael Lew||Electronics For Artists
Have you ever wanted to experiment with computers and interactivity beyond the screen? This workshop was a two-day intensive, hands-on workshop into the realm of building electronic circuits that interface with sensors. We focused on basic soldering, simple concepts of interactivity using the PIC16F84A microcontroller, MPLAB, and programming in PBASIC. No experience with electronics is necessary!
|DATA Workshop 2.0||February 2, 2008||Benjamin Gaulon, Lourens Rozema||E-Waste 3.0
Moore’s law dictates that the complexity of computer chips doubles each 18 months. This causes a rapid decrease in the value of existing electronics. Thus, the dark side of technological progress is the production of endless amounts of electronic waste: e-waste. Although the economic value of obsolete electronics approaches zero, the electronic components themselves can still be useful in other contexts.
|DATA Workshop 3.0||June 28, 2008||Karl Klomp||AV Circuit Bending
To better understand our daily environment it is interesting and essential to explore the fields of electronic devices and electronic toys. Deconstructing established structures of cheap electronic devices into a performance tool is more than a lot of fun. By repurposing second hand hardware or cheap toys you turn a commercial device into a new tool, with new expressions for you and the outcome of the modified tool.
|DATA Workshop 4.0||August 22
|Participants built simple electronic projects (both digital and analog inputs) out of found or discarded “junk” (old electronics, clothing, furniture, outdated computer equipment, appliances, turntables, monitors, gadgets, etc..) in order to create audio/visual outputs. no experience with electronics was necessary.|
|DATA Workshop 5.0||August 30, 2009||Dave Lawrence||Sound Dig
If you are interested in sound itself and the prospect of prospecting for sound amongst relics of technology and in the physical structures that carry technology, then this workshop might be for you. Its going to be like an archaeological dig – but it’s a delicate search through the architecture and workings of whatever items of technology we can find – almost new, retro, and totally archaic – a search for sound.
|DATA Workshop 6.0||August 30, 2009||Ivan Twohig, Bear Koss, Luke Brennan||Power Hacking
The Power Hacking workshop challenged participants to Hack power tools and to interface them for internet remote control. The outcome of the workshop was an installation in the exhibition space and available as a net based interactive installation. Workshop open to ALL. No technical skills required
|DATA Workshop 7.0||September 12, 2009||Brian Solon and Emma Wade||Hackers -duino
Make floating light sculptures that react to sound. An introduction to Arduino and Processing with some good old-fashioned hack-and-do fun.Participants added LEDs to helium balloons and learn how to control them using the Arduino platform together with the Processing programming environment to create an interactive light sculpture that responds to sound and music.Partly inspired by Electric Moons and LED Throwies.No electronics or programming skills required. Participants should however bring their own laptops (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux). The Hack-duino workshop invites participants to discover Arduino. Workshop open to ALL. No technical skills required.
|DATA Workshop 8.0||December 14, 2009||Darklight Festival||Hardware Hacking: Physical Computing & interactivity Workshop
Create an interactive video installations using Hacked Game Controllers and Jitter (Max/Msp). The day combined, hands-on electronic and an initiation to fundamental of Hardware Hacking, the conception of an interactive installation, an overview of Max/Msp/Jitter and finally the conception/shooting of video material for each projects. The goal is to realise a working prototype, by the end of the day, available to the public within the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition space for the duration of the Darklight festival.No electronics or programming skills required. Participants should however bring their own laptops (Windows, Mac OS X). Workshop open to ALL. Places are limited.
|DATA Workshop 9.0||November 14, 2009||Science Gallery||This workshop offered participants to become familiar with basic hardware and software design/hacking while at the same time gaining hands-on experience making an (interactive) art project using Arduino, Max/MSP, Pure Data or Processing (depending on the project).|
|DATA Workshop 10.0 – Punk Console Workshop||February 26, 2010||The Joy Gallery at RedSpace,||This workshop offered to the participants to become familiar with basic electronic design, oscillators and frequency modulation and create their own sound module.|
|DATA Workshop 11.0||July 29, 2010||Science Gallery||Recycle and reuse those old electronic toys, video game joysticks or even your old dancing shoes. At this workshop, participants learned how to use electronic hacking to create a musical instrument and use their entire body as the interface for playing music. Materials were be provided but feel free to bring along your own toys!|
|DATA Workshop 12.0||September 6, 2011||Science Gallery||The Circuit Taco. Experimental audiovisual duo LoVid (NYC) led a workshop where participants built a Circuit Taco that converts electrical signals from your body’s surface into signals that are suitable for controlling other electronic instruments.|
|DATA Workshop 13.0||October 22, 2011||Darklight Festval, The Factory, Grand Canal Dock, Barrow Street||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.|
|DATA Workshop 14.0||February 8, 2013||Hosted by Recyclism Hacklab||Learn how to databend and datamosh images and video, to compress and re-compress, animate, break, re-animate, and turn conventional image processing inside out.|
|DATA Workshop 15.0||July 29, 2013||Hosted byScience Gallery Dublin||This workshop was aimed at artists, hobbyist, gallery technicians, etc. looking at a cheap and easy way to set up videos, sound and interactive works for installations, gallery shows, etc. Participants brought their own Raspberry Pi and we supplied an SD card.|
|DATA Workshop 16.0||October 22, 2011||Darklight Festval, The Factory, Grand Canal Dock, Barrow Street||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.|
|DATA Workshop 17.0||February 8, 2013||Hosted by Recyclism Hacklab||Learn how to databend and datamosh images and video, to compress and re-compress, animate, break, re-animate, and turn conventional image processing inside out.|
|DATA Workshop 19.0||July 29, 2013||Hosted by Science Gallery Dublin||This workshop is aimed at artists, hobbyist, gallery technicians, etc. looking at a cheap and easy way to set up videos, sound and interactive works for installations, gallery shows, etc. Participants should bring their own Raspberry Pi and we will supply an SD card.|