Earlier this year we were invited by PAFA to do an interactive installation for their series After Dark. We partnered with Hive76 to shake up the PAFA patrons, which we definitely did with about 5 separate pieces for participants to interact with. We are starting to plan for this again, aiming to do fewer installations but do them well. A group of us from Hive76 and The Hacktory have started brainstorming what to do for PAFA’s opening featuring the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner. Tanner was the first African American artist who gained international fame and recognition, and many of his paintings feature light, like this painting of the Annunciation. He worked around the turn of the century, right at the time incandescent light was catching on, so our installations will be investigating light somehow. We haven’t gotten much farther than that, although we want to incorporate computer vision too (like different sensors computers use to detect objects, people, light, etc). Our next meeting will be at Hive’s Microcontroller Monday on November 14, so if you want to get involved stop by then or email us at email@example.com.
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What's Up @The_Hacktory
- Just a reminder we are @FleisherArt for ARTspiration today, 7th and Catherine, NOT at 3711 Market for soft circuit Saturday2013/06/08 11:02
- Hey if you've been to our Hacking the Gender Gap workshop and found it useful add a note to help us win a grant!
- Artists! Scientists! Makers! Still a few tickets left for our *celebrated* Intro to Arduino class starting TONIGHT!
- Recap of our great Intro to Interactive Art class, includes link to a pirate pad with tons of links:
- “@colinangevine: At @The_Hacktory learning about interactive art. So far so awesome.”2013/05/22 21:16
- Just a reminder we are @FleisherArt for ARTspiration today, 7th and Catherine, NOT at 3711 Market for soft circuit Saturday