ATLAS Summer School: Interactive Performance Systems for Media

Students will develop media performance software that responds to human input. Students will learn to make the computer respond, not just to the keyboard and mouse, but to microphones, cameras, game controllers, and home-built sensors. Along the way, students will learn to work with applied media, such as digital video, audio, and 3D graphical assets in real time. By the end, students will be able to make tools by which they can work with audio-visual systems in a responsive, interactive manner in live performance or installation contexts. Most of the workshop will be taught in Max/MSP/Jitter, with other tools, such as Arduino and Processing, explored along the way.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for creatives and artists interested in working with interactive media on computers. No programming skills are required, but some understanding of how to use computers with basic media software (e.g. the Adobe Creative Suite) would be helpful.

What should students bring? 
Students should bring their laptops, and any adaptors they might need to get standard USB input and HDMI video output, e.g. if you have a new MacBook, bring your dongles. heck ATLAS will also have laptops and connectors available for check out. 

About the Instructor
R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations. Exhibitions of his work include: the Insitut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; Haus der elektronischen Künste, Switzerland; 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; San Jose Museum of Art; National Constitution Center, Philadelphia; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art; Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul; 2007 Sundance Film Festival; the Sydney Film Festival; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; PROSPECT.2 New Orleans; and the Aspen Institute. DuBois' work and writing has appeared in print and online in the New York Times, National Geographic, and Esquire Magazine, and he was an invited speaker at the 2016 TED Conference. A major survey of his work, NOW, received its premiere at the Ringling Museum of Art in 2014, with a catalogue published by Scala Art & Heritage Publishers. An active visual and musical collaborator, DuBois is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data developed by San Francisco-based software company Cycling'74. He appears on nearly twenty-five albums both individually and as part of the avant-garde electronic group The Freight Elevator Quartet. He currently performs as part of Bioluminescence, a duo with vocalist Lesley Flanigan that explores the modality of the human voice, and in Fair Use, a trio with Zach Layton and Matthew Ostrowski, that looks at our accelerating culture through electronic performance and remixing of cinema. DuBois has lived for the last twenty-five years in New York City. He is the director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and is on the Board of Directors of the ISSUE Project Room and Eyebeam. His records are available on Caipirinha/Sire, Liquid Sky, C74, and Cantaloupe Music. His artwork is represented by bitforms gallery in New York City.

 

Monday, July 8 at 9:00am to 4:00pm


Roser ATLAS Center
1125 18th Street, Boulder, CO 80309

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