E-luminated Books II: Switch, Sense, Choreograph

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April 11th, 2015 10:00 AM

  • Instructor: Natalie Freed
  • Instructor 2: Becca Rose
  • Workshop Type: Arts
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: April 11th, 2015 10:00 AM
  • Workshop End: April 11th, 2015 6:00 PM
  • Sessions: 1

Learn to animate and add interactivity to your electronic books with crafted switches, sensors, and controllers. In this workshop we will expand the skills and knowledge learned in E-luminated Books Part 1. We will learn the logic of AND and OR switches, then go beyond “on or off” with sensors that can respond to subtle changes in light, pressure, and more. Finally, we will connect tiny, inexpensive computer chips to our paper circuits for even more control over light patterns and other interactive behaviors.

Optionally, bring a Windows or Mac laptop and we will help you get set up to program your own paper circuits from home.

The level 1 class (E-luminated Tunnel Books) is a prerequisite for this class. Equivalent paper circuit experience can be substituted with approval of the instructors (please email).

Student Competencies/ Skills Gained After Completing Course:

By the end of the course students will have learned to:

• make custom paper switches

• use sensors to make circuits responsive

• connect microcontrollers to paper circuits to choreograph sequences and patterns

Materials to bring: All materials will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring any decorative papers they would like to augment or decorate their tunnel book. Textured and translucent papers like vellum and tissue paper, or colored cellophanes and gels can create particularly beautiful effects with light.

Workshop + Materials Fee: $220

Date & Time: Saturday, April 11, 2015 | 10:00am-6:00pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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About the Instructors | Becca Rose & Natalie Freed 

Becca Rose creates illustrations, animations, and paper puppetry that tell magical stories with light and shadow. As well as making art, Becca has over 10 years experience in teaching. Her infectious enthusiasm for her craft, and the gentle way in which she communicates her skills allow for engaging and fun workshops. Visit Becca’s website to see more of her work: http://www.beccarose.co.uk

Natalie Freed is a technologist and teacher with a lifelong love for craft and book arts. She currently teaches high school computer science, develops creative curriculum, and makes interactive books and electronic textile objects. She believes that technology is just another beautiful and fascinating material to play with. Her projects are documented at: http://www.nataliefreed.com.

Past Student Feedback

"Great creative energy in our class- great instructors!"

"Natalie and Becca showed us how to make amazing things from simple concepts!"

"WONDERFUL CLASS! We want more!"

"Have these artists here again- beginning, intermediate, advanced workshops!"

"Such knowledge!"