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15 September 2017 | 10:00 - 17 September 2017 | 17:00

Make your own Analog Synthesizer

Paper Bits is a small voltage controlled modular synthesizer system, created by Berlin based artist Wolfgang Spahn. Its simple design, accessible interface as well as low price offer a powerful sound tool dedicated to learning, experimenting and playing.

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14 September 2017 | 01:00 - 18:00

Videowerkstatt "Innovationen kommunizieren"

> Du hast eine Idee für ein Projekt oder innovatives Konzept im Bereich nachhaltige Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, möchtest dich darüber gerne mit anderen Menschen austauschen und deine Idee einem breiten Publikum zugänglich machen?

> Du arbeitest an einem Forschungs-, Promotions- oder Masterprojekt zu nachhaltiger Ernährung und Landwirtschaft und möchtest es einem breiten wissenschaftlichen und öffentlichen Publikum vorstellen, wusstet aber bisher noch nicht, wie?

> Du hast noch keine konkrete Idee oder Konzept, findest das Thema nachhaltige Ernährung und Landwirtschaft aber spannend und hast Lust darauf, Videobeiträge kreativ in kleinen Teams zu entwickeln?

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12 September 2017 | 15:00 - 19:00

Textwerkstatt "Innovationen kommunizieren"

> Du hast eine Idee für ein Projekt oder innovatives Konzept im Bereich nachhaltige Ernährung und Landwirtschaft, möchtest dich darüber gerne mit anderen Menschen austauschen und deine Idee einem breiten Publikum zugänglich machen?

> Du arbeitest an einem Forschungs-, Promotions- oder Masterprojekt zu nachhaltiger Ernährung und Landwirtschaft und möchtest es einem breiten wissenschaftlichen und öffentlichen Publikum vorstellen, wusstet aber bisher noch nicht, wie?

> Du hast noch keine konkrete Idee oder Konzept, findest das Thema nachhaltige Ernährung und Landwirtschaft aber spannend und hast Lust darauf, Textbeiträge kreativ in kleinen Teams zu entwickeln?

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09 September 2017 | 10:00 - 17:00

Algorithmic Botany

A short introduction to computer generated trees in art and videogame, from Harun Faroki to Horizon Zero Dawn.

L-System, Turtle graphics and string rewriting. Overview of the grammars described by Aristid Lindenmayer in ""The Algorithmic Beauty of Plants"". The participants will write an interpreter that implements one of these grammars.

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26 August 2017 | 11:00 - 27 August 2017 | 18:00

Sensing Your Environment with Arduino

Collecting data for Interactive Installations

The gathering data from the environment is practiced more as a cross disciplinar activity for scientist and artists interested to develop new ways of mapping geographical territories. The use of open source tools and portable systems to gather data are at more at disposal to design programatic tools to read data, sense weather changes, capture information, and display analysis through sonic and visual representations.

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26 August 2017 | 10:00 - 28 August 2017 | 17:00

CC4AV LED Mappathon ™

Mappathon™ is inspired by events called hackathons where computer programmers, graphic designers, interface designers and project managers collaborate intensively on software projects in a limited time. It teaches the latest projection mapping technology and techniques to students, enabling them to create a site-specific interactive or static projection mapping installation.

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25 August 2017 | 11:00

Introduction to Arduino

In this Introduction to Arduino by Juan Duarte Regino you will learn the basics to start with Physical Computing experiments, how to use sensors: light, temperature, distance, and motion. and actuators: motors, solenoids, speakers and LEDs. Also you will code your own programs based on simple interactions controlled by a computer or within a standalone application with the multipurpose and open source board. 

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05 August 2017 | 11:00

Introduction to Processing

In this workshop participants will learn how to sketch code with the open source multi platform Processing. Participants will learn from scratch basic and functional interactions with code: including drawing functions, image processing, sound generation, and a series of networking features. You will be able to design visual programs for generation and interaction with other platforms via OSC, such as Pure Data, Supercollider, Max, Live, etc.

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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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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”.