Entwined Workshop: Create LED patterns and bring them to life in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park!

A new CODAME #CodeArtTogether workshop with Colin Hunt

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Build LED patterns using Processing and watch them come to life in Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow! Entwined is an installation by Charles Gadeken composed of 2000 LED lights decorating large metal trees and shrubs. Learn how to build patterns for this installation so that your signature style can be on display for all of San Francisco to enjoy!

In this workshop we will teach you the foundations you’ll need to be able to write LX Studio patterns for Entwined Meadows.

Some familiarity with Java or any object oriented programming required, as we’ll be using Processing. You’ll need is a computer with a stable internet connection, Chrome, and a Google login account. Get a head start by having some fun ideas of what you think would make some great patterns!

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『 SCHEDULE 』

Saturday, February 13th @ 11 am — 1 pm PT (2 hours) Check your timezone

『 SKILL LEVEL 』

Some basic understanding of Java or object-oriented programming required.

『 WORKSHOP OUTLINE 』

Troubleshooting — Making sure we’re all starting on the same foot!

Introductions (The Artist, The Sculpture)

The Basics (UI Walkthrough, Creating simple patterns)

Breakout: Exploring simple patterns

The Advanced (More Advanced pattern techniques)

Breakout: Playing with what you know

Show and Tell

Instructor Q&A

How to get your pattern onto Entwined

『 ATTENDEES BRING 』

1. Have Processing 3 installed and ready to go (documentation provided below)

2. Have Entwined repo downloaded and ready (documentation provided below)

Computer & power/charger.

Zoom installed ahead of time.

Optional: 2nd monitor or screen so you can see the Zoom while working.

『 CODAME PROVIDES 』

Instructor Slides

Documentation on getting setup, plus helpful information/instructions (click here!)

About CODAME Artist and Instructor

『 COLIN HUNT』

Colin Hunt is a multimedia artist and technologist based out of Oakland, CA. His creative interests include illustration, writing, industrial fabrication, and tech art using tools such as Photoshop and Processing. Most recently, he has worked on Entwined Meadow, Charles Gadeken's latest sculpture in Golden Gate Park, coding LED patterns in Java. He has a passion for comic books and runs the Bradbury 52, a challenge to write a short story every week for an entire year.

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About CODAME Workshops

#CodeArtTogether

ConnectingCreating, and Celebrating are the pillars of CODAME #CodeArtTogether workshops!:

  • Connecting the community, learning from each other, and connecting new pathways in our brains.

  • Creating tangible outcomes in the timeframe of the workshops.

  • Celebrating artwork by sharing creations during and after the workshops. It's thrilling to see students showing work at our ART+TECH Festival and shop.

Workshops are great for team building, remote or IRL. They cultivate space to play, which guides sense-making and sparks innovation. Attendees become featured artists with the option to show their workshop creations in CODAME galleries. Learn more about this exciting offering!

What topics grab your curiosity to learn or teach? Let us know through our call for workshops and join us as a sponsor, volunteer, or workshop leader!

CODAME is a member of Intersection for the Arts a non profit 501(c)(3) organization.

All proceeds will be split with the participating artists.

Donations are always welcome. Thank you for your support for ART ♥️ TECH !!!

Code of Conduct for all attendees.

Originally published at https://codame.com

(Video and photos by Joey Yee)