2007 NYEAF Workshops

As part of the 2007 New York Electronic Art Festival, a series of workshops organized by Harvestworks will take place throughout June. These workshops have been curated to serve as a catalyst for public discussion, and they are also designed to convey curiosity and imagination as the artists’ play with the creative potential of technology.

Harvestworks, Wednesday June 6, 2007
Time: 9 am – 1 pm Free

In the last year, there has been a number of commercial efforts to provide sensors and sensor interfacing solutions to artists, programmers and designers. This workshop will allow these companies and (student) entrepreneurs to present their product developments in one four hour session”’

The presenters will focus on making the use of sensors in an artistic work easy by covering all aspects of sensor interfacing (sensor output, signal conditioning, cabling, analog to digital conversion, data transmission, software interfacing, data processing) and not just one of these aspects. The 2 hours will be a panel moderated by Harvestworks Production Manager Hans Tammen to introduce each presenter and allow for a 30 minute demonstration of their product, highlight features, latest achievements, provide technical details, elaborate on company background/history, business approach, etc.

The session will include time to allow participants to show and discuss specific applications and demos that were made with their products and where the audience can get a better understanding of the capabilities of the product in specific environments.

LEMURplex, Wednesday June 6, 2007
Time: 2pm – 6pm Fee TBA

Eric Singer will chair a special workshop on Robotics and Music, to be held at LEMURplex. This unprecedented gathering of Robotics and Music leaders will include Trimpin, Gordon Monahan, Jacques Remus and Godfried-Willem Raes. The panelists will present retrospectives on their work, explain the technologies they employ and discuss aesthetic and technical issues in creating their work. There will also be a demo and teaching component where panelists will present live demos of some robotic mechanisms and let attendees control the mechanisms. Finally, chair Eric Singer will present a hands-on demo of controlling robotics with the MidiTron board.

Attendance will require an additional fee (not included in the regular registration) which will be announced shortly.

About NYEAF: The New York Electronic Art Festival is produced by Harvestworks, the New York University Music Technology Program, and LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, with support from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the Columbia University Computer Music Center, Roulette, Electronic Music Foundation, 3LD Art and Technology Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Institute of Electronic Art. Additional support is from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, mediaThe foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space @ 38 Park Row, the Experimental TV Center Presentation Program, Cycling 74, Tekserve and Newmark Knight Frank.  NYEAF is a Harvestworks 30th Anniversary Event.

“Harvestworks brings together innovative practitioners from all branches of the digital arts and makes them available to artists, curators, and collectors.”

About Harvestworks: Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental work created with digital technologies. www.harvestworks.org

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