Interactive Multimedia ⧚ Frederick Rodrigues

Workshop on interactive multimedia conducted by Frederick Rodrigues

In this workshop, the participants covered how to create rich interactive multimedia tools for performance. They discussed various approaches and their pros and cons such as Isaodra, MaxMSP, Arduino and open frameworks. They looked at tracking and openCV, Arduino, DMX, MIDI, OSC, OpenGL, communication between software and hardware, interface design and creation and generally making various hardware and software talk to each other. The workshop was open to beginners and more advanced users.

The workshop ran over 2 days, the first day was an introduction and participants were given the tools they needed to get going along with some excellent reference material. They discussed how to start using technology in performance and installations, both from an artistic perspective and more practically. The second day focused on answering the questions that arised from trying to use these tools in practice.

Frederick Rodrigues is an Australian artist specialising in the collaborative performance with technology. Frederick has worked with a range of artists big and small from around the world on a variety of projects, from installations, interactive music and theatre, dance, performance and theatre. Frederick has presented work in Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Sydney, Perth, Paris and a host other places, from galleries to theatres, from town halls to houses. Frederick is currently based in Amsterdam and works full time with Dutch multimedia performance group PIPS:lab. With PIPS:Lab Frederick creates tools for performance and mass audience interaction.

Saturday, December 22, 2012 – 4-10 PM
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 – 4-10 PM


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