Performance: Justin Greene/Elizabeth Theriot (LA) + Adam Buffington (CMH) + Kinsmen and Strangers (NYC)
August 10, 2018

On Friday, August 10th, we are proud to present New Orleans based spoken word/experimental sound/free improvisation duo Justin Greene and Elizabeth Theriot, as well as experimental musician/performance artist Adam Buffington (CMH) and avant-jazz trio Kinsmen and Strangers (NYC). Doors 7:30pm, cover $5-$10. BYOB, all ages.

About the performances and performers:

Greene and Theriot’s duo project explores the intersections between spoken word, experimental sound, and free improvisation. They seek to circumvent the traditional relationships associated with their mediums (poetry and percussion). Elizabeth uses a variety of her written works, found texts re: hysteria and plants, and improvised material based on her experiences. Greene uses drums as amplifiers for a variety of objects and primarily active sounds through means other than striking, such as gravity or friction. Their sets tend to exist between intimate, sustained, timbral explorations and strongly juxtaposing textures.

Adam Buffington is a composer and performer exploring the experiential effects of glacial physical movement and gesture in combination with quiet, delicate noise and prolonged silences. His work has been presented at such venues as Hartford Art School, ROY G BIV Gallery (Columbus), Ely Center of Contemporary Art (New Haven), Real Art Ways (Hartford), 400 West Rich (Columbus), Mengi (Reykjavik), and Reykjavik Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir, amongst others. He has collaborated with such composers and performers as Zach Rowden, Trevor Saint, Henry Birdsy, Matt Sargent, and Robert Carl.

Workshop: Personal Digital Archiving for Media Artists
September 12, 2018

About the workshop
This workshop aims to introduce basic principles and simple tools that artists and musicians can use to self-manage works for longevity. We’ll look at a number of description tools, archival platforms, and simple approaches to organize and maintain your own personal digital archive of work, towards longevity and long term storage.

Join the Fuse Factory and multimedia artist/information professional/digital educator Madeleine Fix for a workshop on personal digital archiving for artists. We sent out a survey last month, and have crafted a training that addresses the needs you responded to. This workshop will touch on metadata and description for multiple file types and art forms and a tour of current/common digital backup solutions, tools, and planning considerations to keep your work on track, and capable of revision and reformatting.

About the instructor
Madeleine Fix (aka Maddie Fix) is an information professional, instructional designer, and multimedia projects maker. She’s worked for and with many different kinds of organizations and institutions in the fields of higher education, finance/insurance, libraries, and the arts supporting digital education programs and digital stewardship. She has also made drawings, videos, and music that have shown, screened, and been performed (m.fix, Alma Garnett) at venues around the United States. Recent spots include: Pilates & Arts (Los Angeles, CA), The Columbus International Film & Video Festival; Paging Columbus (OSU Urban Arts Space; Columbus, OH); La Superette Affordable Art Sale (NYC); and PLGArts (Brooklyn, NY); Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco). She’s written two full-length albums (Turning a Helicopter and The Sliver of Light), and composed original music for Douglas Chang’s independent film, Absent Father (distributed by Vanguard Cinema).
Madeleine has a B.A. in Art-Semiotics (Modern Culture & Media; Brown University), an M.A., in Art Education/Policy (OSU), and an MLIS in Digital Libraries/Archives (Kent State University)

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please reserve one or more spots by using the link below:

Personal Digital Archiving
Reservation for one
$20.00

Intro to Programming I: Fall 2018
September 19, 2018 - October 10, 2018

About the workshop
Introduction to Programming I is the first course in a two-part series that introduces students to basic programming concepts and prepares them for intermediate and advanced programming instruction in Fuse Factory classes and workshops, or elsewhere. Introduction to Programming I covers the concepts of types, values, expressions, conditional execution, looping, and functions. Students will explore and practice these concepts using JavaScript to write simple numerical applications. Some creative graphical programming will also be introduced using P5.js.

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students are not be expected to have any prior programming experience. Students should bring their laptops to class. Otherwise, all materials and tools required to complete the course will be provided.

For a complete introduction to programming, it is recommended that students follow this course with Introduction to Programming II. Fall 2018 Intro to Programming I will meet for four one-hour sessions (September 19, September 26, October 3, October 10). Students will be expected to complete some light homework assignments between sessions.

About the instructor
Michael Perkins is a technologist, musician and philosopher with special interests in Buddhist philosophy, discrete mathematics, data science, contemporary jazz, and algorithmic music. He is a graduate of Georgia State University where he studied music and philosophy and The Ohio State University where he studied philosophy and computer science. He completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy at The Ohio State University in 1983. For 35 years, Michael has developed advanced software systems for some of the world’s leading software vendors. He has designed and implemented special-purpose programming languages, data management tools, application generators, cross-platform networking software, and IT systems management software. Currently, Michael is Chief Scientist for Prosper Technologies, where he designs and implements software systems for integrating, analyzing and visualizing complex sets of data.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please register using the link below:

Intro to Programming I
Registration for one
$40.00

Workshop: Introduction to Wearable Technology with the Gemma Microcontroller
October 04, 2018

About the workshop
This beginner-friendly class will introduce participants to the popular microcontroller Gemma. Designed with wearables in mind, Gemma is a small but powerful platform that makes integration of technology, lights and electronics into fashion and art possible. The class will cover Flora operations and design, basic Gemma programming, and student will create their own wearable creation. We will be using conductive thread to sew Light emitting diodes (Neopixels) onto fabric to create a light changing bracelet or broch that they will program to change colors or blink in a pattern of their choice. We will also use conductive paint and conductive tape to add an extra dimension of creativity to their project. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to integrate lights and technology into wearables and fashion but didn’t know where to start – this class is for you.

About the instructor
Alexandria Kalika is a database analyst/Hadoop admin at OCLC. She loves art, math, science, programming and economics and is always looking for interesting ways to combine all of these interests.

Workshop fees
To reserve a seat in the workshop, please reserve one or more spots by using the link below:

Wearable Tech with Gemma
Reservation for one
$65.00