11 March | 12:00 - 17:00

Workshop Randomness & Machine Learning

This workshop given by Robert Lisek uses randomness and machine learning methods for creation of sound, visuals, performance, installation, interactive media, physical computing, and networking. This is practical course with the use of Supercollider, Pure data/Max Msp, Fluxus, Python, Lisp and hacking analogue devices for detection, creation and amplification of noise.

07 March | 19:00 - 22:30

Real-time applications of machine learning

This workshop by Gene Kogan will introduce machine learning tools which can be used in real-time applications like interactive installation and live performance. These new methods from computer vision and machine listening can be deployed to facilitate the parsing, visualization, and fast retrieval of relevant media, from images to sounds to text. The workshop will include a high-level introduction to the theory of these methods, and distribute open-source applications for use on your own media collections.

04 March - 05 March | 10:00 - 17:00

Workshop Inhibition (algorithmic sound synthesis) with Marinos Koutsomichalis

Are you interested in open-source software/harware, programming, single-board computers and electronics? Do you want to experiment with analogue amplifiers, filters, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data processing, algorithmic sound synthesis and paradigms of brain-computer coupling? Do you want to make your own ‘intelligent’ headset that will be capable of EEG (electroencephalography) and algorithmic synthesis of electronic music/sound? In the context of his new work Inhibition, Marinos Koutsomichalis present a hands-on production workshop, introducing the participants to open technologies, creative coding and hardware design, and guiding them into making their own individuated headsets. 

27 February | 18:00 - 22:00

Wir Brauchen Women VJs // VJ Women wanted! - part i

This full VJ workshop, taught by A-li-ce, is an invitation to enter the live video field, giving you the theoretical and the technical tools to develop your own live visual project. Each session is divided into 3 parts : VJ theory, technical knowledge and your project's development. In the first hour , we will explore VJ backgrounds and influences from visual arts to cinema and music, focusing then on some topics such as the loop pattern, the dramaturgy of the performance and the performing body on stage. The second part of the workshop is dedicated to a full learning session of Resolume Avenue VJ software and to trainings in order to play live great visuals and to develop your live set. Each participant will be then invited to play live in LC Lab in Spektrum.

25 February - 26 February | 10:00 - 17:00

Workshop Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi

Have you ever set up a permanent projection mapping installation and did not want to leave your personal computer at the venue? If so, this workshop is for you. You would like to make ten projection mapping objects, but your budget is too low to buy Mac Pro's? No problem. You can solve that with ofxPiMapper. It is an open source projection mapping software, an addon for openFrameworks that runs on the Raspberry Pi. 

11 February | 14:00 - 17:00

Workshop Plasma-Sonification

Plasma is the 4th classical state of Matter and manifests light according to the electromagnetic/electric field generating it. What if artists use fundamental conditions of this source to be played as an audiovisual instrument? The workshop will introduce the history of Visual Music behind screen based approaches and will offer a practical experience on using light and sound for a spatial and compositional works.

06 February - 10 February | 10:00 - 16:00

CC4AV Workshop: Advanced Live Visuals with Max/MSP

Creative coding is a powerful tool which allows one to create expressive and complicated structures for audio-visual artworks. During our 5-day long workshop (6-10 February) we will focus on learning the visual side of the MaxMSP framework.

05 February | 13:00 - 17:00

Workshop "Sound Happens in The Group! by Theremidi Orchestra

This workshop for DIY electronics for experimental sound art is part of a series of workshops initiated by Theremidi Orchestra based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, aimed at bringing together people from a wide range of fields to explore the beauty and the hums of DIY electronics and to create a social situation where communication is possible with non-verbal tools.

Participants may choose from 2 analogue electronic circuits, that have been developed and produced by Theremidi Orchestra: TouchTone and Super-in-Low.

04 February | 10:00 - 17:00

MadeByUs Workshop: 3D Modeling X 3D Printing

Why not start the New Year by learning new tools to incorporate into your practice? You will finish this workshop with an overview of how to combine 3D modeling for 3D printing. After taking information from the physical world, you will learn how to input it into Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, then print it out back into the physical. You will leave this workshop with a model that you have designed and printed yourself!

09 January | 19:00 - 22:00

Workshop Electro-acoustic sound art production for women PART II

This is the second and final part of the first workshop hold at Spektrum on 19 December. In this workshop female participants will learn how to produce their own sound works, using their own recordings (recorded in the workshop), and further processing and presenting them using Ableton Live or free software (Audacity). The mentor will focus on Musique Concrète techniques mixed with electronic sound production. This electro-acoustic workshop uses Delia Derbyshire and John Cage’s works as intellectual and sonic reference points. 

17 December - 19 December | 14:00 - 22:00

GEEK WORKSHOPS

17 Dec: Sound Machine - Polyphony Square Wave Oscillator by AA..LL

19 Dec:
Berlin Modular Session #4 The Random*Source Warmup

Electro-acoustic sound art production for women by Vero Mota

12 December - 16 December | 13:00 - 17:00

Workshop LABORATORY / FEDERICA DAURI & DANILO COLONNA [LVM]

The main focus of this 5-day workshop is the investigation of the body as a “multi-functional tool”. We will provide a series of performative tools to develop an internal awareness of the body and an external awareness in space, in connection with sound and with others. The aim is for the dancer to become more aware of his/her own body lightness, power, creativity and internal landscapes.

12 November - 13 November | 12:00 - 17:00

Workshop 'Tracking Forensics' - Joana Moll & Andrea Noni

This workshop seeks to critically reveal and analyze the complex network of agents that come together to configure the Internet, from submarine and underground cables to geopolitics, online tracking, surveillance and privacy. We will look into the forensics of the physical pathways of information, and will apply reverse tracking methods aimed at drawing a map of the many corporations that covertly access and commodify our data.

06 November | 13:00 - 17:00

SPEKTRUM communities present: We Make It #3

SPEKTRUM's communities present an afternoon of workshops with MadeByUs, Smell Lab and Sonic Code Sessions sharing insights and skills of their research and practice. Come along and get to know more about what is going on in the different communities. There will be workshops on:

- 3D printing (MadeByUs)
- Scent distillation (Smell Lab)
- Networked sound (Sonic Code Sessions)

01 October | 13:00 - 17:00

Workshop 'Machine learning for artists' with Gene Kogan

This workshop introduces the theory and application of machine learning for creative and artistic practice. It will focus on core algorithms used for parsing, visualizing, and discovering patterns in complex multimedia data, including images, sounds, and text. We will learn how to use neural networks to create real-time, cross-modal interactions for use in video and installation, as well as live music performance. We will also provide tools and code for clustering and visualizing large collections of multimedia.