Interactive installation : Training Arduino and MAX/MSP/JITTER


Instructor: Patrice Coulombe
Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:00 PM, from November 7 – December 5, 2015
Deadline for registration : October 31, 2015
5 weeks (20 hours + 1 hour at the end)
$ 170 (tax included)

* All workshop materials provided by Studio XX.

This workshop is for those who want to learn production techniques in interactive media. Using the Arduino platform and MAX environment, participants will learn how to produce interactive media projects involving sensors, electronics, video projection and sound diffusion on multiple channels.

There will be an introduction to programming concepts as well as a look at generative and automated audio-visual animations. We will also critically reflect on the fundamental principals of interactivity, such as Reality Based Interface and Natural User Interface. Demonstrations of new interfaces, like Kinect and Leap Motion will be presented.

At the end of the training, participants will know how to plan the development of an interactive project, how to determine their technical requirements and will have mastered the vocabulary necessary to address technical design. In addition to assistance with an individual project, participants will have access to the resources available in StudioXX’s electronics lab. The majority of tools and components necessary for the training will be made available.

Arduino, the open source physical computing development platform, has contributed greatly to the recent growth of the tech arts community, giving artists and designers easy access to the tools necessary to develop robotics, sensors and electronic circuits in general.

Max, with its MSP and Jitter libraries, is a data flow-based programming environment which facilitates the development of interactive and audiovisual applications. The schematic nature of Max permits users to program interactive and audiovisual applications in a more intuitive way than more traditional methods offered by script and command based programming.

Practical Information
This course will be taught in French by a bilingual teacher.
This course is for intermediate students (minimum 8 participants).
Price will be adjusted if this minimum is not reached.