[Jun 14/15] Pure DatrocessorduinoMOS

THIS CLASS IS LIMITED TO 12 PEOPLE. A crash course in building connections between Pure Data or Processing and DIY CMOS circuits using Arduino. This is a really fun way of learning how to integrate software based interfaces, custom code, and physical hardware through music! Don’t worry if you’re not a seasoned expert in any of these areas. Examples will be provided and explained along with brief introductions to the systems/environments and how to explore them further on your own. This workshop is part of the Dark Circuits Festival 2014: http://www.darkcircuitsfestival.com

[Jun 14/15] Pure DatrocessorduinoMOS

Phillip Stearns
Sat/Sun, June 14th & 15th 2014

Cost: $225 (regular), $200 (student/member)
Materials included: CMOS ICs, buttons, resistors, capacitors, LEDs, Breadboard, Jumpers, Speaker

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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


Bring your own Arduino, or get it here: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11021
Bring your own laptop, or get it here: http://goo.gl/Huu01j

Please have the following software installed on your computer and ready to go:
PureData: http://puredata.info/downloads/pd-extended
Processing: https://www.processing.org/download/
Arduino: http://arduino.cc/en/main/software


There are three parts to this workshop:

1. CMOS Digital Logic – We will begin with a simple CMOS oscillator circuit and expand it to be controlled using logic level signals. Expect to learn a little bit about basic binary math, counting, digital addressing, and multiplexing. From simple concepts come powerful tools. The expanded oscillator we’ll create happens to be a really noisy and flexible one.

2. Controlling CMOS with Arduino – After playing the oscillator manually using jumper wires, we’ll switch gears and setup our Arduinos to connect with the CMOS. We’ll review code examples that will allow us to create pre-programmed and/or generative musical sequences by directly controlling our oscillator with the Arduino.

3. Controlling Arduino over serial (via Processing and/or PureData) – Once we’ve established a connection between the CMOS and Arduino, we’ll get started on building a bridge between the interactive environments of Processing and Pure Data and Arduino via serial communication protocols. Whether by code or by patching environment, you can build out custom interfaces to issue commands to the Arduino over serial and cause your CMOS oscillator module to do some freaky things.

Phillip Stearns

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Phillip Stearns is the creator of the Year of the Glitch, a yearlong glitch-a-day project, and Glitch Textiles, a project exploring the intersection of digital art and textile design. He received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005.


His work has been exhibited internationally at electronics arts festivals, museums, and galleries including: Turku Biennial 2013, WRO Biennale 2013, Transmediale 2013, Denver Art Museum (2013), The Photographer’s Gallery London (2012), The Camera Club of New York (2012), Eyebeam (2012, 2007), Harvestworks (2010, 2012); Gli.tc/H 2112; Festival De Arte Digital 2010; FILE 2009; NIME 2009; Filmer La Musique 2009; FONLAD 2009; Torrance Art Museum (2008, 2007); Optica Film Festival & (2011 2008). He has participated in residencies at the Making Lab of the 4th APAP ( Korea 2013), Textielmuseum in Tilburg, NL (2013), Institute for Electronic Arts (2012, 2013), Museums Quartier (Vienna 2010), STEIM (Amsterdam 2007, 2013), Experimental Television Center (2009), Harvestworks (NY 2010), Free103Point9 (2012). He has presented and led workshops at several international institutions including the Universidad De Chile (Santiago 2013), Santiago Maker Space (2013), Pomona College (2013), Recyclism Hacklab (Dublin 2013), and the Science Gallery (Dublin 2013).

Dark Circuits Festival June 2014

This workshop is part of Dark Circuits Festival June 14 – 23 (http://www.darkcircuitsfestival.com) organized by Hans Tammen, at venues such as HarvestworksREVERSESilent BarnOutpost Artists ResourcesSpectrumMakeMusicNYThe FirehouseEyebeam and Shapeshifter Lab. The festival culminates on June 22 in the performance of APHERESIS at Eyebeam, a large multi-movement piece by Hans Tammen for 14 laptop and electronics performers. APHERESIS was commissioned by Harvestworks with funds from The Multi-Arts Production Fund. The MAP Fund is a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This work is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Wave Farm Fiscal Sponsorship. littleBits Electronics supports MakeMusicNY and the Dark Circuits Festival by providing their LittleBits x Korg Synth Kits. Eventide supports MakeMusicNY and the Dark Circuits Festival by providing their Eventide H9 Stompboxes.

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