Coding for Real World Interaction
4 evening sessions
Date: Tuesdays from 4 - 25 September 2012
Times: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: £170 (no hardware), £196 (with hardware)
Instructor: Technology Will Save Us
This class is for people who are new to programming but already have made visuals - whether through graphic software, illustration, video, photography, etc.
Participants will experiment with real world interactivity using various gestural inputs we use on a daily basis. The sessions will be structured around clear, modifiable examples in the popular Processing language. Participants are encouraged to use their own media, particular photography and film.
During the four weeks, each class will build upon the previous course content.
During these weeks, participants will be introduced to the Processing language and core programming principles & concepts. We will begin by using gestures to effect a static photograph and eventually control a sequence of images using different kinds of inputs like Wii controllers, physical sensors connected to an Arduino, and more. By the end of it everyone will have created & manipulated graphics - and most importantly: understood how they did it!
The final class will include a very short demonstration of each others work, followed by the all important trip to the pub.
There are 2 types of tickets:
All inclusive: which gets you your own Arduino with a breadboard and selection of components, A Wii remote control and a USB mouse for hacking.
Without Arduino: This ticket is for those who already own an arduino and includes everything else listed above minus the Arduino.
TWSU Expert David Chatting:
David Chatting is a designer whose work uses improvisational techniques to explore the impact of emerging technologies in everyday lives. He is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art and previously worked for ten years in corporate research and development. He has a broad range of technical skills in electronics and computing; he has been programming since he was eleven and is terrified that this is over twenty years ago now.
To book: http://twsu_cfri.eventbrite.co.uk/
Recap of details:
7pm - 9:30pm (2.5hrs to get your coding on)
Either BYOAK (Bring your own Arduino) or get full kit of goodies as a part of the ticket.
All prices Include all VAT and booking fee's
All participants need ot bring a laptop to work off ( ideally with bluetooth capabilites)