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30 September 2017 | 10:00 - 01 October 2017 | 18:00

Make Music With Lights

This workshop intertwines practice (musical and performative), theory (historical context and aesthetics) and technique (electronics). It culminates with a performance and a composition. Beginners will learn how to start with electronics, solder and read schematics. More advanced users will learn how to modify a circuit and increase the complexity of an instrument. By the end of the second day participants will learn how to construct a live composition.

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22 July 2017 | 10:00

Vector Synthesis with Derek Holzer

The VECTOR SYNTHESIS project is an audiovisual, computational art project using sound synthesis and vector graphics display techniques to investigate the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws on the historical work of artists such as Mary Ellen Bute, John Whitney, Nam June Paik, Ben Laposky, and Steina & Woody Vasulka among many others, as well as on ideas of media archaeology and the creative re-use of obsolete technologies.

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17 July 2017 | 15:00

Feminine body: physical awareness and self-esteem

This workshop puts to the forefront the feminine body in its entirety in order to investigate its transparency, its fragility, its strength, as well as the pulsation that animates it. It is designed for women with a desire to explore the topics of body-awareness, self-esteem, and conscious movements.

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24 June 2017 | 11:00 - 25 June 2017 | 16:00

Data Mercenaries: data guerrilla in the age of cognitive warfare

This two-day workshop aims at revealing, connecting and understanding the many actors that come together in the configuration of the surveillance capitalism ecosystem by forensically analyzing the way governmental agencies and corporations take over networks and algorithms in order to surveil, profile and control millions of citizens on a regular basis.

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23 June 2017 | 13:30

Spatial Audio with Max/MSP

The workshop will first overview the physiological and psychoacoustic theories underpinning spatial audio. I will also introduce some basic programming/mathematical concepts that are important for developing an intuition for spatial audio design.

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15 June 2017 | 16:00

Fermentation Workshop No.2 - Kombucha

Discover the rich world of fermented food! In our second fermentation workshop at Spektrum we will show you how to feed and sustain the Kombucha Tea Mushroom aka SCOBY. After a brief introduction into the world of fermentation and its potential for health, sustainability, seasonal and regional food consumption you can try different variations that we bring to Spektrum. After that we will teach you the preparation process. In the end of the workshop you will leave with your own Kombucha culture. 

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09 June 2017 | 16:00

Fermentation Workshop

Discover the rich and diverse possibilities of this old conservation technic and start experimenting yourself. We will give you a brief introduction into the world of fermentation and its potential for health, sustainability seasonal and regional food consumption. In the second part we will show you how easy and rich food fermentation is. In the end of the workshop you will have your own self made jars of fermented organic vegetables. 

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04 June 2017 | 09:30

Adobe Illustrator Intensive

Adobe Illustrator can be used by any designer, artist, technologist and design enthusiast. To know how to make complex designs, one has to start from learning the basics.

Starting from the very beginning can be difficult. Adobe Illustrator Intensive workshop is made for beginners — it aims to teach the basics. Through tutorials, tips and mini projects you will learn how to work on logos, icons and branding ideas, how to illustrate your artworks and build wireframes and layouts for apps and websites. 

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03 June 2017 | 09:30

In-depth Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a highly powerful tool which can help users to create truly fantastic graphics. From working with photography, prepping items for online use and creating websites to illustrating and working with typography, there is something for every designer and artist who wants to use this program.

The beginner can be facing the question, where do I start and how do I make things look good and professional? In-depth Adobe Photoshop workshop is made for beginners — it aims to teach the basics. 

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29 May 2017 | 18:00

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

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.

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27 May 2017 | 10:00 - 28 May 2017 | 17:00

workshop Projection Mapping with the Raspberry Pi Advanced

Learn to create compact projection mapping installations with Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks. During this two-day workshop you will learn how to set up the Raspberry Pi, use it to build your projection mapping project, back it up and restore it if needed. Advanced topics, such as preparing and cloning SD cards, autostart, custom generative sources, networking and projector blending will be covered. Limited amount of projectors and Raspberry Pi's will be available at the venue.

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16 May 2017 | 18:30

Workshop pix2pix and deep generative models

Deep generative models are a large class of learning algorithms which have stolen the attention of artists over the past two years, by hallucinating imitations of images from the uncanny valley. This workshop will survey the fast-moving landscape of these algorithms, reviewing the properties of variational autoencoders and generative adversarial networks, as well as surveying existing codebases which implement them and artistic projects which have made use of them.

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29 April 2017 | 10:00 - 30 April 2017 | 17:00

XTH SENSE BIOPHYSICAL MUSIC

Workshop: The XTH Sense is a DIY musical instrument which allows an artist to use muscle movement to control music and visuals. In contrast with most bio-sensing technologies which are expensive and closed to modification, the XTH Sense is designed to be open, low-cost, and easily implemented by anyone, regardless of previous electronics experience.

The XTH Sense won the first prize in the prestigious Guthman Musical Instrument Competition by the Georgia-Tech Center for Music Technology (US) and was named “world’s most innovative new musical instrument”.

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25 April 2017 | 10:00 - 28 April 2017 | 17:00

Workshop ➝ AudioVisual Artefacts with Pure Data and Raspberry Pi

AudioVisual Artefacts with Pure Data and Raspberry Pi workshop is using open source tools for Sound and Visual Synthesis. Pure Data and Raspberry Pi are useful and powerful tools to create interactions between sound, data and visuals. Juan C. Duarte will teach advanced techniques of computing data from sensors and networking applications. The outcome of projects can include media installations, interactive objects, musical instruments, or playful artefacts. 

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24 April 2017 | 18:00

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

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.

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22 April 2017 | 09:00 - 24 April 2017 | 17:00

Counter Surveillance Workshop

As our dependence on networked technology deepens, so does the risk of that same technology being used to exploit us. This intensive 3-day workshop by Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev will guide participants through the tools, techniques and concepts necessary to protect themselves and those they care about from compromise by state actors, corporations and other predators in networked domains. Rather than simply installing privacy-focused software and trusting its efficacy, the Counter Surveillance Workshop prioritises a strong grounding in network topologies, threat-modeling and surveillance tactics toward the ends of a broadly applicable skill set.

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10 April 2017 | 19:00

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 - because many women asked to rerun PART II we will hold this workshop again offering a second chance to those unable to attend in January. 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. 

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27 March 2017 | 18:00

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

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.

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11 March 2017 | 12:00

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.

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07 March 2017 | 19:00

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.