STOP! IT'S WORKSHOP TIME!

People have learned and people have feasted. It goes without saying that the second edition of MAKER WEEKEND was an awesome success and it was great see everyone enjoying and learning new skills. However, this doesn't mean that it has ended. For those who has missed MAKER WEEKEND and wish to follow our DIY WORKSHOPS, we have confirmed new dates for you to sign up!

  • BUILD A BERLINER HOCKER | Saturday, March 16th / 5pm-6pm |
    Within this workshop you will get to know how to build Berliner Hocker - a little magic thing, which can basically be anything, depending on what you want it to be at the moment, where and how you would like to use it. SIGN UP!
  • SCREEN PRINTING | Thursday, March 21st / 6.30pm-9.30pm |
    Screen printing is a great technique which can be used to apply designs to lots of different things whether its a t-shirt, cushion or a bag. This workshop will teach you the basics of screen printing as well as how to apply words and type in your designs. Get ready to be creative and leave us with a smile and an awesome bag or clutch!. SIGN UP!
  • LEATHER JEWELRY | Tuesday, March 26th / 7pm-9pm |
    Have you ever been looking at a nice piece of jewellery and thinking “Hum… I think I could do that!”. But didn’t quite know where to start? This is the right time for you to explore the possibilities! SIGN UP!
  • DECOUPAGE TECNIQUE | Saturday, March 30th / 1pm-4pm |
    Your chairs look boring? Your table is sad because it`s from IKEA and looks just like every other table? And all you have in mind is to color them white? No-no-no, that`s not the way to go – we have a better idea! SIGN UP!
  • MELT A BAG | Saturday, March 30th / 5pm-8pm |
    Within this workshop you will learn how to use a fusing technic for the plastic bags (yes, the ones you get in the shop to bring tomatoes home), obtaining a new, cool and resistant material. SIGN UP!
  • THIS IS CONCRETE | Sunday, March 31st / 1pm-5pm |
    Concrete is most often thought of when talking about architecture or urban space, but it really isn’t the first material that pops into mind when you think about domestic objects or jewelry. SIGN UP!
  • PAPIER MACHE: LAMPS | Thursday, April 2nd / 6.30pm-9.30pm |
    No, papier maché is not just for making halloween masks. It is also a great material for building anything that needs to be both light and strong. Also, it’s only made of old newspapers, and you can give it pretty much any shape you want. SIGN UP!
  • CARDBOARD Up-Light LAMP | Friday, April 5th / 6.30pm-9.30pm |
    Tired of the mass produced lamps from Ikea? Want to add more light to your space? With our Cardboard Up-Light lamp workshop it will not only brighten your space but will also provide a soft and warm atmosphere. SIGN UP!
  • INTRODUCTION TO 3D PRINTING | Friday, April 5th / 6.30pm-9.30pm |
    A computer is a wonderful thing, it structures your email and shows you video, but can you make things with it too? Things that you can touch ? Things that are useful? Yes you can, with the help of a 3D printer! This production equipment of the future builds up any object layer by layer automatically producing real physical objects from your computer. SIGN UP!
  • TEXTILES & ELECTRONICS | Saturday, April 13th / 1pm-6pm |
    This workshops combines textile crafts, new materials and electronics to build interactive fabrics. Participants will be introduced to a range of conductive fabrics and threads as well as a selection of electronic components that include LED lights and vibration motors. SIGN UP!

If there's any workshops up there that look interesting to you, make sure to check them out and sign yourself up. Who doesn't want to learn new skills?!

If you want to stay on the loop on new activities, talks, workshops, parties and much more, check out the betahaus Pulse aka our calendar. Even better, sign yourself up for our newsletter!



Processing for Android

 

 

 

Processing

... is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. 

 

Android

... is an open source operating system for devices that are packed with sensors, such as touchscreens, cameras, microphones, gps, accelerometers… 

... we just want to put those two things... together :-)

 

Part 1 : Hello World | Sat Sep 29th

Prerequisite: A previous workshop from Jesse, or previous experience with Processing/Programming

Note: an actual Android device is encouraged, but not necessary, as it is possible to program for the Emulator

 

We will start by making several 'Hello World' programs for the emulator and actual devices, showcasing how basic Processing code works when moved onto a different screen/processor, and how sensors are accessed and utilized.

 

Part 2 : Touch Me, Touch You | Sun Sep 30th

 

On this day, every participant will design and develop a small Android App. While participants are encouraged to come up with their own ideas as to what they want to develop over the course of this workshop (the more useful for your daily art practice the better), we will focus our interaction on creative applications using the touch screen and several sensors... 

 

Bio

Jesse Scott is a new media artist, producer, coder, designer, visualist, curator, writer, and blogger. 

He has used Processing to create live visuals, light up large led matrices, drive laser cutters, control 3D puppets, and make custom Android applications.

http://www.memelab.ca/

http://www.graffitiresearchlab.de/

 

Details

Please pre-register with jessecolinscott@gmail.com

Workshop limited to 10 people

 

Participants encouraged to bring their own laptop, with the latest version of Processing downloaded and installed, along with the Android Developers SDK

http://processing.org/download/

http://wiki.processing.org/w/Android

http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

If you are having issues, please contact Jesse in advance fo the workshop.

 

 

Workshops run from 1pm to 6pm at Open Design City (betahaus)

PrinzessinnenStr. 19-20, 10969, Berlin (U8 Moritzplatz)

http://opendesigncity.de/

 

€60 for non-members, and €40 for members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed Projects with Processing

 

 

Processing

... is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. 

Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production.

In this two-day workshop, we will work together to assess an artistic project from each participant, and build towards the execution of the idea using simple code.

 

 

Part 1 : Triaging the possible | Sat Sep 22nd

Prerequisite: A previous workshop from Jesse, or previous experience with Processing/Programming

 

The beginning day of this workshop will start in a traditional talk format, and discover the needs and desires of the participants. We will assess the tools, libraries, and techniques needed to bring the idea to fruition. Each participant will develop a short action plan, detailing the steps needed to develop the project.

Examples  of possible projects could include realtime VJ-ing, communication to and from Arduino, posting to/reading from Twitter, computer vision, motion tracking, a simple Android program, etc. Participants are encouraged to bring a 'modest' project that fits within their current scope of artistic research.

 

Part 2 : Solving the impossible | Sun Sep 23rd

 

Code code code! Testing! Networking! Projecting! Interacting! Rinse. Repeat.

 

Bio

Jesse Scott is a new media artist, producer, coder, designer, visualist, curator, writer, and blogger. 

He has used Processing to create live visuals, light up large led matrices, drive laser cutters, control 3D puppets, and make custom Android applications.

http://www.memelab.ca/

http://www.graffitiresearchlab.de/

 

Details

Please pre-register with jessecolinscott@gmail.com

Workshop limited to 6 people

 

Participants encouraged to bring their own laptop, with the latest version of Processing downloaded and installed 

http://processing.org/download/

 

Workshops run from 1pm to 6pm at Open Design City (betahaus)

PrinzessinnenStr. 19-20, 10969, Berlin (U8 Moritzplatz)

http://opendesigncity.de/

 

€60 for non-members, and €40 for members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intro to Processing

 

 

Processing

... is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to create images, animations, and interactions. 

Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context, Processing also has evolved into a tool for generating finished professional work. Today, there are tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists who use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production. In the recent words of Ben Fry, one of the co-creators of the project:

 

"Processing seeks to ruin the careers of talented designers by tempting them away from their usual tools and into the world of programming and computation. Similarly, the project is designed to turn engineers and computer scientists to less gainful employment as artists and designers."

 

http://processing.org/

 

 

Part 1 : Everything you always wanted to know about Processing but were afraid to ask | Sat Sep 15th

Prerequisite: No previous programming experience required, just an open mind and an idea of how you would like to use Processing in your work.

 

The beginning half of this workshop will start in a traditional talk format, and explain the basics of type-based programming, and things like variables, datatypes, methods, and functions (don't be scared, it's easy!!).

The remaining half will be conducted in a open format, with questions, discussion, and hands-on coding in discovering methods and techniques.

 

Part 2 : Applied Learning and Problem Solving with Processing | Sun Sep 16th

Prerequisite: Part 1 of this workshop, a previous workshop from me, or previous experience with Processing

 

During the first half of this workshop, participants will use hands-on techniques in order to complete exercises designed to give them experience in problem solving using Processing.

For the second half of the workshop, Jesse will help participants design a custom program featuring one or more modes of interaction.

 

 

Bio

Jesse Scott is a new media artist, producer, coder, designer, visualist, curator, writer, and blogger. 

He has used Processing to create live visuals, light up large led matrices, drive laser cutters, control 3D puppets, and make custom Android applications.

http://www.memelab.ca/

http://www.graffitiresearchlab.de/

 

Details

Please pre-register with jessecolinscott@gmail.com

Workshop limited to 12 people

 

Participants encouraged to bring their own laptop, with the latest version of Processing downloaded and installed 

http://processing.org/download/

 

Workshops run from 1pm to 6pm at Open Design City (betahaus)

PrinzessinnenStr. 19-20, 10969, Berlin (U8 Moritzplatz)

http://opendesigncity.de/

 

€40 for non-members, and €25 for members

(€25 / €15 for one night only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sewing Mushroom Throwies - Yarn Graffiti Workshop Part 2

Mushroom Throwies

Yarn throwies are small textile objects with magnets which can be thrown to ferro metallic surfaces in and out of reach. This workshop will give you the chance to learn how to sew your own mushroom-shaped yarn throwie. Take it home or well plant it public space as a soft graffiti intervention!

This workshop is a follow-up event to a previous workshop on Yarn Bombing thanks to which the Yarn Throwie was invented!

All required maretials and tools will be provided. Suitable for sewing-beginners as well as advanced textile hackers!

Workshop: September 8th, 7pm - 11pm, Open Design City

Workshop fee: 6 - 9 Euro

Questions? Mail Semi!

Find this event on facebook.

Open Up

Open Design Meeting
Image by Fräulein Schiller via Flickr

OPEN UP will give participants insights into the processes, methods and associated challenges of the Open Design process. The workshop will begin with an overview of Open Design principles, participants will then engage in an Open Design iterative process, where they build and reiterate an existing patented design. The workshop will end with an Open Space discussion of the benefits, challenges and potential solutions as to how to apply Open Design principles to this specific business case, exploring in depth the opportunities and threats with the original designer.

This workshop is particularly aimed at individuals who have no previous experience of Open Design or Open Culture in general. It represents an opportunity to bridge the communication and knowledge gaps using an action process - understanding by doing.

The workshop will be held at Open Design City, a collaborative production space in Kreuzberg where the space itself is in constant reiteration in response to the needs of the community.

Participation is free of charge. However, we expect you to support us with the documentation of the workshop – in the form of texts, photos or video contributions.

The workshop will be led by Jay Cousins, in collaboration with Christoph Doering. Please note that the workshop language will be English!

Click here to register yourself!

In case the registration link doesn't work, please send an email to ek [at] transmediale.de

Tell us something about your professional background and about what you expect from the workshop. Please note that we can only accept a maximum of 25 people to take part, otherwise it won’t be possible to get into a productive working mode. Please send your application e-mail before November 22. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Open Up is part of the Free Culture Incubator workshop series. Click here for details

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