[dance-tech] [NYC] Upcoming LEMUR Events and Classes

  • From: Eric Singer <list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dance-tech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 18:54:12 -0400

Upcoming LEMUR Events and Classes

Here's a run-down of what's coming up from LEMUR and at LEMURplex. Full details are below.

Friday, Sept 28: Tranzducer @ LEMURplex
Hans Tammen
Jeff Thompson

Saturday, Sept 29: LEMUR @ 3LD Rebirth Day Party
LEMUR presents NotBots
Instruments you can play
including Slime-o-tron I & II, Chime-o-Tron and Slink-o-tron

Wednesday, Oct 3: Eric Singer @ Dorkbot
Eric Singer speaks at Dorkbot about robots, fire and whatever else is on his mind.

Upcoming Classes
Building MIDI Music & Video Controllers, Tue-Thu, Oct 9-11, 6:30-9:30 pm
Microcontroller Progamming for Artists, Mon-Wed, Oct 1-3, 6:30-9:30 pm


Friday, Sept 28
8 pm

We are pleased to invite you to Tranzducer.009, taking place this Friday at LEMURplex in Brooklyn. Doors open at 8 PM. $5 at the door.

This month we will be featuring three eclectic and talented acts, beginning with Hans Tammen's solo work for prepared guitar. No stranger to the Brooklyn music scene, Garth Stevenson's project Zarth coaxes soul from an electrified rythmn section. We'll wrap up the evening with selections from Jeff Thompson's Media Ecology Project. Certainly worth the trip, if we do say so ourselves.

Located in Brooklyn at 461 3rd Ave. between 9th and 10th Street, we recommend taking the F Train to 4th and 9th Street.

Visit <http://www.tranzducer.com>www.tranzducer.com for more details about the event and artists.

Tranzducer is LEMURplex's performance series curated by Jamie Allen.


3LD Rebirth Day Party
Saturday, Sept 29
6pm-2am... FREE!

3-Legged Dog will be presenting new work at the 3LD Rebirth Day Party, including work from 'Pluton', 'Fire Island' and 'A line of view', a new live video installation for the Eyeliner system on Studio B. Other installation work by Troika Ranch and LEMUR will be presented. Other artists and performances include Stephen Earnhart, 'The Curse of the Mystic Renaldo The', Joshua Fried and many more. Featuring music by DJ Beautiful Crissy.


Building MIDI Music & Video Controllers: Creating a Sensor Instrument with MidiTron
Tue-Thu, Oct 9-11, 6:30-9:30 pm
Instructor: Leif Krinkle

Imagine waving your hand and having an orchestra at your fingertips or tapping on a surface to explore a video archive. This is all possible through the use of MIDI and sensor-based technology. In three sessions, you will design and build a controller to create your art with the easy-to-use MidiTron interface (http://miditron.com).

Emphasis will be on hands-on learning. Basic electronics and Max/MSP/Jitter (http://cycling74.com/products/maxmsp) programming will also be covered. No previous knowledge of electronics, sensors or programming is assumed. Background information will be covered and the bulk of the class will be focused on building a working controller that you will take home and begin to create with. Examples of previous project ideas include a shoe that creates notes for each step and a glove that determines lighting cues in a theatrical performance. This is of interest to Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Actors, Engineers, Programmers, Lighting, Sound and Graphic Designers and others.

Cost: $495 including MidiTron & sensors
http://lemurbots.org to register


Microcontroller Progamming for Artists: Introduction to the Arduino System
Mon-Wed, Oct 1-3, 6:30-9:30 pm
Instructor: Roberto Osorio-Goenaga

Have you ever wanted to build a robot or an interactive art installation? Have you ever wondered how LEDs, sensors and motors work? Through collaborative exercises and the development of a final project you will learn how to program and prototype with an Arduino microcontroller (http://arduino.cc). This class is geared towards beginners, and no prior knowledge of electronics or programming is required.

This class will demonstrate programming and electronics basics through hands-on microcontroller projects. You will learn digital and analog input and output techniques for controlling motors and interpreting sensors, as well as the programming skills necessary to use these components effectively. We will also explore advanced concepts in interface, motion and display based on student interest. By the end of this class students will have a firm understanding of how microcontrollers, sensors and actuators work and how to utilize these tools in their own creative projects.

Cost: $375 including Arduino board & materials
http://lemurbots.org to register


People doing strange things with electricity
Wednesday, Oct 3, 7pm
at Location One in Soho

Dorkbot-nyc is a monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students, scientists, and other interested parties from the New York area who are involved in the creative use of electricity. Dorkbot meetings are free and open to the public.

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