2pm: Microbial Aesthetics
with Megan May Daalder & Eric Parren
In 1998, an American microbiologist worked out that the number of bacteria on Earth at that time was five million trillion trillion. In this workshop our goal is to curate a portion of this growing population. Participants will be introduced to the basics of growing their own bacterial culture. During the workshop the group will collect samples from their immediate surroundings and work together to explore the aesthetics of microbial cultures.
3pm: Casual Circuit Workshop
with Tyler Stefanich, Phoebe Hui & Gottfried Haider
Do you like to draw and have an interest in electronics? Then join UCLA graduate students Gottfried, Phoebe and Tyler to learn how to turn pencil-and-paper drawings from flat, static images into dynamic, electrical circuits. We’ll also try sketching circuits on the computer using a collaborative website.
4pm: Video Mapping
with Refik Anadol, Matthias Dorfelt & Kian Peng Ong
This workshop is an introduction to the concepts and techniques to 3D projection mapping, or more commonly known as Video Mapping. In the first part of the workshop, we will explain what mapping is all about with some historical precedent of mapping and students will then be introduced to the various processes to carry out a 3D Architectural Video Mapping. Different techniques will be introduced and we will show different examples of work done with that particular technique.
The second part of the workshop will focus on learning the tool that we will learn in this workshop, which is the Madmapper tool kit. We encourage students to download the demo software before the workshop at http://www.madmapper.com. Participants will first build a simple structure out of blocks that we will provide and learn how to map it with Madmapper, followed by creating simple animations using the built in animation tool in madmapper.
We will end the workshop with a short presentation of works done by the participants, followed by a short sharing session of questions related to what they have experienced in the workshop.