Tag: open source

Miss Baltazar's Lab workshops in Christiania – Copenhagen April 2013 – only women and trans

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In a three-day workshop we will hack hardware, make noise and produce stencils with open-source software. We will ask a lot of “dumb” questions and also develop technology together to accomplish an artistic project. No expert is required for participants. We want to share our knowledge and equipment and use the opensource tools of technology to express ouservelves in a new way. Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory offers to women and trans the opportunity to acquire skills in electronics and programing to realize interactive projects. The workshops will be held on Fridays at 15h in Maelkeboetten/ Christiania.

Please sign in or ask questions in on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/536755569708933/

Price per workshop: material costs

Artists & Workshops

Maria Hera “Ma soer cent têtes” Stencil workshop

12.04.2013 at 15h

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Ma soeur cent têtes is a gender-feminist street-art project. Maria Hera collected biographies of women who did interesting things in the past/future, made stencils out of their portraits and sprayed it in public space. Every stencil is basically provided with a bar- or QR-code witch leads to the wiki- or website of the shown woman.

The workshop is structured in the following way: depending to possibilities a viewing of the stencils on location or online is intended. Hereby the intention and concept are presented. In the second part the participants can learn the technic, according to individual interests, by creating self-chosen females or by cutting all ready existing stencils and spray them. The workshop empowers the participants to realize individual ideas or participate as a multiplicator in the process of publishing the women heroes.

Patrícia J. Reis – Electronics & Arduino Introduction Workshop

19.04.2013 at 15h

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This workshop aims to introduce the basics of electronics, focusing on what is essential for exploiting the open source Arduino platform and therefore to build things using different kinds of in and out-puts. We propose a relaxed approach and we aim to provide a pleasant environment for exploring, playing with the tools and above all having fun!

Christine Schörkhuber – The beauty of distorsion visual generation without laptop

26.04.2013 at 15h

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This workshop provides features to create visuals without the use of a laptop. In a playful way the powerful technical “magic box” is demystified and hacked.

Electric disturbance signals generated by Audio Signals are used to create abstract video landscapes. To open up cables and learn how to modify the signals is a first insight into the operating mode of signal transmission and basic electronics.

“Beauty of distorsion” is a glitch art project on the intersection of Video Art, Sound Art and Literature.

 

With thanks to our Founding Partners: Statens Kunstrad Danish Arts Council & Osterreichische Botschaft in Copenhagen who have made this workshop series possible.

 

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Workshop in Taipei

klein5Workshop in Artist Village Treasure Hill in Taiwan:

miss baltazar's laboratory is co-hosting:

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./ Make Me! Festival | Napravi Me! Festival

http://na.pravi.me

⇒Belgrade, Friday 10th – Monday 14th of June 2011

⇒Cultural Centre REX, Jevrejska 16

TEACH YOU, TEACH ME:
A RESEARCH ON THE PRESENCE AND POTENTIAL
OF ALTERNATIVE USES
OF TECHNOLOGY IN EVERYDAY LIFE,
ON THE STREETS OF BELGRADE


register for the workshops at na@pravi.me
all workshops are free of charge

Make me! festival will feature a series of workshops on building and using different DIY devices, with a critical reflection on the presence of technology in public space.

The workshops are intended for tech-savvy women and girls but also enthusiasts of all genders with no previous knowledge. Artists and activists gathered around independent, self-organised initiatives from the Netherlands, Austria and Serbia will teach a wide range of subjects, from listening to electromagnetic waves and analysis of wireless Internet traffic to the use of satellite signal for GPS and solar energy.

The attendants will learn how to make and modify devices for receiving and storing the data they gather. Through one and two days workshops where “everyone teaches everyone”, we will explore the presence of technology on the streets of Belgrade. We will play with the potential of alternative uses of technology in everyday life.

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The main goal is to question what is given and imposed by the technology, through an approach on the intersection between technology, art and activism. The workshops are meant to enable and encourage the participants to work with everyday technology and adapt it to their needs. They are not expected to show high technical literacy but curiousity to get to know and possibly modify technology that is available to everyone.

The target group are primarily girls with an experience in some kind of activism and an interest in art and technology. It is expected from the participants to share the interest in ‘breaking the box’ and ‘looking inside’, and to have an affinity towards learning new skills. One of important outcomes of this programme will be to create and strengthen a network that would connect the ones who are active on this scene. Through this network, we expect to be able to can support each other even long after the events have ended.

The workshops will take place over the course of 4 days, with two or three workshops sometimes running in parallel. The main programme is meant for women only. It is thought of as a ‘women for women’ exchange of knowledge. The programme would be open for participation of everyone interested, with the idea to open up our activities and content to everyone we are sharing our environment with.

for more information visit http://na.pravi.me

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last week's workshop

Elke Schick on Social Media Tools

WORKSHOP SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS – MAY 11th

oder “Which tool suits me best?”

keywords: open source v.s. proprietary, networks, research, sharing culture

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E i n f ü h r u n g

u n d   V e r g l e i c h

d e r     S o c i a l   M e d i a   T o o l s


Facebook, Twitter, Diaspora und identi.ca

von Elke Schick

am 11. Mai, 19h im Tagr Tv Raum hier

Der Einführungsworkshop soll gezeigt werden wie social media tools zur Recherche und zum Aufbau eines Netzwerks zwecks Wissensaustausch genutzt werden können. Die einzelnen Funktionen werden kurz erklärt, der Schwerpunkt liegt jedoch auf den Fragen wer über welches tool erreicht werden kann und wie sich der qualitative Unterschied von kommerziellen und open source tools auf die Nutzung auswirkt.
Wenn die Teilnehmerinnen schon Profile in dem einen oder anderen Netzwerk haben oder sich für den Workshop anlegen, ist das super. Sonst können wir die Anmeldung auch gerne im Workshop selbst einmal durchlaufen. Wenn sich die Teilnehmerinnen schon vor dem Workshop vernetzen möchten, geht das unter den folgenden Links:

https://www.facebook.com/elke.schick
https://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/home.php?sk=group_207007179333078&ap=1
https://twitter.com/#!/ellschick
https://joindiaspora.com/people/23164
http://identi.ca/ellschi


ELKE SCHICK

Elke Schick ist diplomierte Religionswissenschaftlerin, hat als Software Consultant gearbeitet und beschäftigt sich jetzt mit Feminismus, social media und der Suche nach dem perfekten Werkzeug zur Wissensweitergabe und Wissenssammlung.
Zu diesem Zwecke hat sie Profile in den social media tools Facebook, Twitter, Diaspora, identi.ca, Xing, LinkedIn, Hyves, Myspace, Digg und Formspring. Damit sie nicht nur vor dem Rechner sitzt, hat sie fast ausschließlich Freundinnen und Freunde, die neuen Medien zutiefst misstrauen und macht regelmäßig Sport.


audio post production workshop

december 16 – 7pm

audio post production workshop

with theresa schubert

[for beginners]

AS ALWAYS: WOMEN ONLY AND FREE ENTRY


This workshop will give you an introduction to recording, editing, mixing sound

as well as exporting different file formats and using a variety of plug-Ins.

We will look into online platforms to download/upload sounds and noises

and check out useful open source applications.

Previous to the workshop please make sure you downloaded and/or installed ‘Audacity’

Link: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download

And this helpful plugin to export in mp3 file format: http://lame.buanzo.com.ar/

http://audacity.sourceforge. net/help/faq?s=install&i=lame-mp3

If you have access to a laptop, please bring it in.

Please also bring audiomaterial or music you’ve recorded, so we can do some experimentation!!!

DOCUMENTATION:


Search & Find


http://www.hoerspielbox.de/frameset.htm

http://www.ubu.com/

http://soundtransit.nl/search/

http://soundsource.servus.at/index.php?lang=de

Publish & Share


http://soundcloud.com/

http://www.archive.org/index.php

http://www.podomatic.com

hier noch links zu theresa schuberts arbeiten:

http://theresaschubert.org

http://soundslikemusic.podomatic.com/

und noch ein link zu creative commons, da wir ja auch über die verwertung von material gesprochen hatten:
http://www.creativecommons.at/

A U D A C I T Y


GETTING STARTED

I. Setup, Audio Import and Playback

1. Create a new project

Save it. Audacity writes all the changed and recorded audio to a directory called Projectname_data, which is

located right where you saved the project file itself.

2. Check the Preferences!

3. Import an audio file

There are three ways to do this:

– Simply drag and drop the audio file in to the Audacity window.

– Select Import Audio … in the Project menu.

– Use the keyboard Shortcut: CTRL+I

Audacity can import WAV, AIFF, AU, IRCAM, MP3 and OGG files.

II. Recording with Audacity

Make sure your playback and recording device are set. If you’re going to record a stereo signal, set the number of

channels to record to 2 (Stereo) on the Audio I/O preferences.

When picking a device to record from, make sure you’ve set up all the connections properly, such as plugging a

microphone in to the Mic Input, and any other device in to the Line In of your sound card. Then check that the

gain level knob (the amount by how much the input should be amplified) of the mixer of your soundcard is set

right.

Hit Record

III. Cut, Copy and Paste

1. Making a selection

To select the part you wish to cut, copy or paste to, use the selection tool . If it’s not activated, do so now by

clicking on it in the toolbar.

Now press and hold the left mouse button while you drag the mouse to mark an area. This area is darker than the

surrounding area of the clip. Note, that even though you can mark an area larger than or extending beyond the

actual audio clip in the track, the operations will only work on the actual clip. Playback however will work outside

the clip.

To extend or contract your selection, hold down the SHIFT button and click on the area you wish your selection

to extend or contract to.

2. Cutting the selection

Cut the selection by selecting “Cut” from the Edit menu … or press CTRL+X.

To undo this operation, select Undo in the Edit menu or press CTRL+Z

Copy will copy the selection to the clipboard.

You can then paste that data back in to any track by clicking where you want this audio to be inserted and select

Paste in the Edit menu … or press CTRL+V.

IV. Silence, Duplicate and Split

1. Silencing unwanted sources

This operation flattens the selection. It essentially is a cut operation without deleting the selection completely.

After all, if you cut a second away, nothing remains. Using the Silence operation will still leave you with a flatlined

area.

Keyboard Shortcut: CTRL+L

2. Duplicate

The selected area gets copied, a new track is created and the copied material is pasted in to that new track at the

same point in the timeline.

A special note on performance:

The new piece of audio isn’t actually copied on the hard disk. Audacity will still play from the original audio file(s)

until you change a piece of it.

Keyboard Shortcut: CTRL+D

3. Split

This performs the same as Duplicate, but it also silences the selected material, after copying it to a new track.

Keyboard Shortcut: CTRL+Y

V. Export audio file

1. On the menu choose export as .wav to burn on CD

2. On the menu choose export as .mp3 for internet/podcast

[tagr – workshop] Wearable Technology by Stefanie Wuschitz

20th August – 9am to 6pm @ tagr.tv office, MQ/quartier21

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In this art-technology workshop Stefanie Wuschitz introduces wearable circuits to playfully demystify technology and open up an atmosphere where learning new technological tools is fearless, interesting and clear for artists. Using different materials that include fabric, conductive thread, recycled electronics, microcontrollers and various sensors, participants learn to create simple systems for interactive art by merging both digital and analog materials in fluid, poetic ways.

The workshop begins with several simple circuits that can be quickly built and realized with little knowledge of the technology at work. As participants begin to understand how these circuits operate, they can then comfortably move forward, learning at their own pace to introduce microcontrollers to build complex interactive systems that link together materials such as fabric, speakers, lights and distance sensors.

The final product is an interactive bag with an inbuilt microcontroller called Arduino Lilypad.

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