Navigating the Bay is a sound and projection installation that explores the complex systems of humans, animals and machines that rely and reside on the San Francisco Bay. A response to the 2007 Cosco Busan Oil Spill that was partly the fault of malfunctioning radar, the installation uses sound, projection, sensors, micro controllers and Max/MSP. The piece explores the progression of navigational technologies, channeling current sounds of the bay through historic San Francisco fog horn patterns.
This is an example of an installation score. It gives visual clues to the patterns, timing and concepts of the sound and projection installation “Navigating the Bay.”
Tech Expo: Vermont Tech Jam
Presenting With: Vermont Makers
Our Contribution: Weather Balloon demo with the Internet of Things and Max/MSP
Where: Champlain Mill, Winooski Vermont
When: Friday, September 26, 2012
More Information: http://www.techjamvt.com/
Installation: Going to Waterbury: An Art Installation and Closure Ceremony
Our Contribution: Onsite Sound Installation
Where: Vermont State Complex, 4 South, Waterbury, Vermont
When: Saturday, September 27 + 28, 2012
More Information: Facebook Event Page
Conference: Pushing the Envelope: Innovation and the Future of Museums
New England Museum Association Conference
Our Contribution: “Presenting Art in Unconventional Space” A Panel discussion organized by Margaret Tamulonis, with Ken Mills and others
Where: Sheraton Burlington 870 Williston Road
When: Thursday, November 8, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
More Information: Conference information
Exhibition: Audible Observations: Ethonographic Terminalia 2012
Our Contribution: Sound scores and recordings from “Power and Ground”
Where: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco CA
When: November 16 – 20, 2012
More Information: Site for the Ethnographic Terminalia Collective
Vermont Makers Late Fall Programming 2012:
We are showing sound pieces that make no sounds of their own as part of “Audible Observatories Ethnographic Terminalia 2012, San Francisco” this November. Read more about this exhibition and Ethnographic Terminalia here
You’ve probably heard me talk about my enthusiasm for Champlain Mini Maker Faire , coming right up on September 29, 2012. This event will bring together innovators of all ages in engineering, science and the arts. Today I want to share my excitement about a particular maker who is coming to the Faire: Beverly Ball, a teacher from Denver Academy in Denver, Colorado who will show visitors how E-textiles are an accessible and fun introduction into the world of electronics.
Want to try working with conductive thread? At Bev’s booth you’ll get to help sew a huge LED glowing CHAMP, The Lake Champlain Sea Monster!
Below are descriptions of her booth and workshop, designed for all those curious! See you there!
E-TEXTILES: WHERE CRAFT AND COMPUTATION INTERSECT
11:00 am– 11:30 am | Maker Stage
This pictures’n'talk presentation is for teachers, craftspeople, artists, and hobbyists who want to combine hands-on arts and crafts skills with emerging digital technology. Learn what E-textiles are, how to get started, and why they’re such an accessible and fun introduction into the world of electronics. See examples of some of the ways to incorporate embedded computation into your own projects, from simply decorating a hat with LEDs to using shape-shifting wire to add kinetic elements into otherwise static objects.
MAKE A SOFT CIRCUIT
See for yourself how soft circuits work at this hands-on/demo booth. Stitch LEDs and batteries together with conductive thread to see just how delicate and flexible electronics can be. All ages welcome. We’re building Champ! – The Lake Champlain Monster.
Also demonstrating soft circuits at Champlain Mini Maker Faire is Soft Circuit Saturdays from neighboring New Hampshire!
In addition to their sponsorship, SparkFun will be at Champlain Maker Faire, giving demos and presentations right along with Vermont Makers and Lab B. Their generosity is something we’ve experienced here in VT before, when they visited just last spring and gave workshops.
Here’s a snippet from the recent SparkFun blog post:
“We’re all really big fans of Maker Faire at SparkFun – we have sponsored the Faires from very early on. The big Faires, New York and San Mateo are spectacles of the first order. The draw of the Faire is that you get to see things and meet people who have common interest and are working on projects that you might not otherwise see. The exposure to new technology and ideas is constant and inspiring. It’s also great to be part of a community, we are all familiar with the eye rolling family members who could care less about our totally autonomous freezer defroster with datalogging and Twitter feed. But the ability to revel in our absolute devotion to odd ideas with our community is really fun! This brings me to Vermont…”
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