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Digital Arts Studios Belfast, Northern Ireland


Creating interactive installations and performances using Max/MSP with Richard Davis

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In this workshop you will be introduced to the programming environment Max/MSP and the Arduino Uno microcontroller. Max/MSP is a visual programming environment used for real-time audio and video synthesis, processing and interaction. Although the software is highly versatile and multi-faceted, this workshop will focus on how it can be used to create interactive installations and performances. 

You will be introduced to creating basic interactions using various sensor inputs via the Arduino board such as buttons, infra-red distance sensors and light dependent resistors, and how these can trigger audio, video and LEDs. The aim is to show you what kinds of interactions are possible to get you thinking conceptually about what artworks, installations and performances you might create using this technology. 

No prior knowledge is required and it is a useful introduction for beginners looking to experiment with technologies, or more advanced users wishing to learn about sensor interactions. If you do not own the required equipment, the video can serve as an introduction to what is possible and provide information of what you might want to purchase and from where. 

Richard Davis is an artist, animator and musician based in Belfast. He creates installations, sculptures and instruments that use various interactive technologies to rethink how we can physically engage with music. He is currently completing a PhD at Queen’s University focusing on the performance of voice using movement and interactive technologies such as motion and muscle sensors.

To access the workshop, click https://vimeo.com/ondemand/futurelabs05 now.

Max/MSP can be found at: https://cycling74.com

Arduino can be found at: https://www.arduino.cc

There is a trailer to view the introduction with content overview.
Access is £5 and you can re-watch as many times as you like within a 30 day period. The money will help fund our arts organisation and allow us to create further content and future workshops.

For any help or information please contact our Creative Technician, Richard Davis:

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