From November 21st to the 2nd of December, I’ll have the pleasure to lead a course and workshop with Prayas Abhinav at the Center for Experimental Media Arts in the Srishti School of Design in Banaglore, IN. Many thanks to Meena Vari for all her help in organizing the project.
Stories are flowing trees
Key words: 3D, interactive projects, data, histories, urban, creative coding, technology, sculpture, projection mapping
Urban realities are more like fictions, constructed through folklore, media and policy. Compressing these constructions across time would offer some possibilities for the emergence of complexity and new discourse. Using video projections adapted for 3D surfaces, urban histories will become data and information – supple, malleable, and material.
The project will begin with a one week workshop by Parag Mital on “Creative Coding” using the openFrameworks platform for C/C++ coding”.
About the Artists:
Presently he teaches at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology and is a researcher at the Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA). He has taught in the past at Dutch Art Institute (DAI) and Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT).
He has been supported by fellowships by Openspace India (2009), TED (2009), Center for Media Studies (CMS) (2006), Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) (2006), Sarai/CSDS (2005). He has presented his projects and proposals in the last few years at Periferry, Guwahati (2010), Exit Art, New York (2010), Futuresonic, Manchester (2009), Wintercamp, Amsterdam (2009), 48c: Public Art Ecology (2008), Khoj (2008), Urban Climate Camp, ISEA (2008), Sensory Urbanism, Glasgow (2008), First Monday, Chicago (2006), The Paris Accord (2006) and PSBT/Prasar Bharti (2006).
He has also participated in the exhibitions Myth ?? Reality (2011) at The Guild, Mumbai, Continuum Transfunctioner (2010) at exhibit 320 in Delhi, Contested Space – Incursions (2010) at Gallery Seven Arts in Delhi and Astonishment of Being (2009) at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture in Kolkatta (2009).
Parag K Mital (London)
Parag K Mital is an American-born London-based PhD-student in Arts and Computational Technology at Goldsmiths, University of London working on augmented realities and audiovisual resynthesis. As an audiovisual installation artist, his work encourages the audience to directly question the processes surrounding perception through introspection and curiosity from experiencing real-time models of audiovisual perception. His work has traveled extensively in London, Athens, and Moscow, including the London Science Museum and the British Film Institute. As an educator he has taught at Edinburgh University, Goldsmiths, University of London, and is due to deliver a course on Audiovisual Processing for iPhone/iPad at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Workshop in “Creative Coding” using the openFrameworks platform
The workshop will cover the basics of openFrameworks, a c/c++ creative coding platform. This course will also introduce students to digital signal processing techniques in synthesis and analysis of audio and visual signals for interactive techniques using custom made libraries developed at Goldsmiths, University of London. Depending on interest, participants will also receive tutorial on developing for the iPhone/iPad in order to create real-time audiovisual apps.