Workshop 4 – Transduction: Making Motion < > Sound < > Electricity Making

In this introduction to physical computing, hardware hacking, and Arduino programming robot builder Maria Yablonina and sound artist Mitchell Akiyama will teach participants how to build a kinetic sound sculpture through intentional misuse. By transforming motors into soundmakers and speakers into motion actuators we will explore the secret potentials of technology and create our own unique machine.

Hosts : Maria Yablonina (RU) & Mitchell Akiyama (CA)

In this workshop you will learn:
▸ Basic electronics and circuit building
▸ Arduino programming
▸ Working with a variety of sensors and actuators, making feedback loops
▸ Making sound kinetic objects—one of which you will take home

Level :
▸ Beginners 

Hosts :
Maria Yablonina (RU)

Maria Yablonina is an artist, researcher, working in the field of computational design and digital fabrication in architecture. Her practice explores new means of interaction with an architectural space through technology; custom, task-specific machines; and feminist use of materials. She works at the intersection of art and robotics, producing spaces and architectural systems that can construct themselves and change over time, potentially becoming interaction devices. Currently Maria is a doctoral researcher and tutor at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction, Faculty of Architecture, University of Stuttgart.

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Mitchell Akiyama (CA)

Mitchell Akiyama is a Toronto-based scholar, composer, and artist. His eclectic body of work includes writings about sound, metaphors, animals, and media technologies; scores for film and dance; and objects and installations that trouble received ideas about history, perception, and sensory experience. He holds a PhD in communications from McGill University and an MFA from Concordia University and is Assistant Professor of Visual Studies in the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

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The workshop program was produced in collaboration with CreativeApplications.Net