Öffentlicher Raum und Medien I

Jonas Bohatsch
Fine Arts and Media Art, Transmedia Art
2019W, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02706

Description

Working with electronics, part 1: ALL OF THE LEDs

 

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) are to be found in a lot of places these days: in household appliances, in discos, under cars and even in shoes.
And for a reason: They are compact, cheap, use very little power, come in various shapes and can emit all the colours of the rainbow.


To use LEDs in the context of media art, basic understanding of working with the Arduino platform & electronics in general is necessary.
Therefore this course will also teach how to use Arduino and electronics on the way.

What you will learn:

Arduino & electronics basics

How to use LEDs and LED Strips
How to power them correctly.
How to control them via Arduino.
How to program rhythmic or organic patterns.
How to make them interactive by adding sensors and/or dials to your project.

We will also look at what role LEDs play in the context of media art.
Can they be more than indicators, light sources or flashy decoration?
Which artworks or design objects actually exist that use LEDs excessively.
Will the next revolutionaries wear RGB-LEDs instead of orange scarfs or yellow vests?

Examination Modalities

Regular attendance

Project work

Comments

Course will be held in German or English.

See this board for more information/inspiration:
https://trello.com/b/7EwPAMih/all-of-the-leds

Dates

08 November 2019, 16:00–20:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
15 November 2019, 16:00–20:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
22 November 2019, 16:00–20:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
29 November 2019, 16:00–20:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
06 December 2019, 16:00–20:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art
13 December 2019, 16:00–20:00 Studio 1, Transmedia Art

Course Enrolment

From 01 September 2019, 00:00 to 09 November 2019, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Öffentlicher Raum und Medien I - II

Art & Science (Master): Praxis and Theory

Individual courses: possible