[Jun 9] Digital Synesthesia

Let’s turn photographs into music, use our motion to generate images, and turn the songs of Taylor Swift into three-dimensional animated landscapes.  Welcome to the world of Digital Synesthesia: the experience of mixing up your senses so that you hear what your eyes see, and see what your ears are listening to. This workshop is part of 2013 New York Electronic Art Festival.

[Jun 9] Digital Synesthesia

Adam Rokhsar
Sunday, June 9, from noon to 6pm
Cost: $125 (members/students), $150 (regular)

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Location:

Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker

Let’s turn photographs into music, use our motion to generate images, and turn the songs of Taylor Swift into three-dimensional animated landscapes.  Welcome to the world of Digital Synesthesia: the experience of mixing up your senses so that you hear what your eyes see, and see what your ears are listening to.

dsyn3You don’t need any experience in music or visual art: just come with an open mind, a willingness to try something new, and perhaps a crazy idea or two.  We’re going to use software called Max to create synesthetic art through a series of hands-on experiments.

You’ll turn an image of your face into sound, capture it with a microphone and turn it back to a photo again to see what happens.  You’ll learn how to remix songs just by waving your hands in front of a computer camera.  And along the way, you’ll learn the foundation of how computers understand sound and vision, create new forms of art, and leave with a package of software that will let you continue with your experiments at home.

Whether you’re a DJ who wants to create visual art from the music you play, a dancer who wants to make music based on the motion of your body, or someone who always wanted to paint with sounds, come join us for this unique workshop experience.

Requirements: You need to have a computer with Max installed — you can download a free 30 day demo from www.cycling74.com.

Bio

adamAdam Rokhsar is a software artist, musician, and psychologist with degrees from Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, and New York University.  He designs interactive art for artists and corporate clients, including Radiolab, Steven Spielberg’s anniversary celebration at the Jacob Burns Film Center, and many, many eight year olds.  His music project RUWA has been featured by Ableton and Cycling74, and you can hear it as well as download free software through his site http://ruwatheband.tumblr.com/.
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