• 5. August - 30. August 2018
• Based at ACUD in Berlin, Germany
• Four weeks, full-time
• Small class of participants
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
As we become more connected through technology, understanding how that technology works can be empowering, insightful and practical, especially as coding has become a building block for an increasing number of professions. We hope that by increasing the number of people who can understand code, we can also diversify the voices controlling these technologies.
How can we create meaningful interactive experiences or tell stories with code? This course will focus on creative coding, interactivity, and self. The goal is to explore the creative and expressive possibilities of technology, digital tools, and self-expression while gaining a foundation in how to code.
Week 1: Introductions, concepts, narratives, play, and critical discourse as introduction to your fellow students and to coding. Fundamentals of coding with processing / p5.js.
Week 2: Command line made fun and easy. Further tools and techniques for creating interactivity through code. Learning plotter techniques and how to use Axidraw to create cool code art outside of the screen.
Week 3: Advanced techniques for working with sound and visuals. Experimenting with EEG.
Week 4: Creating collective narrative and interactive experiences for showcase to the public on the final day of the program.
The workshop is suited for anyone interested in familiarising themselves with code, and particularly suited for visual artists and designers keen to augment their practice. In this workshop, you will be taught through hands-on and playful explorations, creating visuals, animations, and interactive experiments. You will be provided with with an essential tool kit that can be applied across contexts and problems and will do so in a manner that is fun, accessible, and engaging. By programs end, you'll create coded projects for final exhibition at programs end. No previous experience necessary.