Openlab workshop: Make your own Interactive Lighting Artwork
19 Jan 2011

Hands-on strategies for controlling lighting in art, architecture, and beyond, with Daniel Hirschmann (using Arduino and DMX)

Level: Mixed beginner. Very basic familiarity with any kind of programming is recommended.
Cost: £165 (includes most required equipment)
Schedule: 5 x 2.5 hr sessions on Tuesdays starting January 19th, with a one-week break for Kinetica on Feb 1st

There has been an explosion of LED lighting installations and interactive technologies in the art world recently. This is inspiring artists and designers to use interactive elements in their own light-based works. 

By demonstrating methods and technologies for using existing interactive systems, this course helped the attendees create their own responsive light art works. Using the open source Arduino as our platform, this course:

Covered the DMX lighting control standard in depth
Offered strategies for building responsive lighting systems
Used off-the-shelf controllable DMX fixtures
Explored a variety of sensors
By the end of the course, participants produced their own interactive lighting project.

All workshops took place from 7-9:30PM.