Workshop: Make a Glowie Monster
April 28, 2018 - May 05, 2018

[NOTE: This workshop takes place over two sessions. The first session takes place from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday, April 28; the second session takes place from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday, May 5th.]

In this fun, hands-on 2-day workshop participants make a small felt stuffed monster with LED eyes that light up when you squeeze its tummy. Participants will learn the basics of electronics, along with sewing and soldering techniques. No previous experience with electronics or sewing is required. This workshop is fun for all ages and suitable for children aged 9 and up, although younger children are welcome if they are able to sit and focus on a craft project for 3 hours and if they are accompanied by a parent. This workshop was made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

About the Instructor
Dr. Alison Colman’s first venture into new media and digital art was as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University. She continued on this path as a freelance computer animator and graduate student at The Ohio State University, where she received her MA and Ph.D. Most of her coursework was through the Advanced Computing Center for Art and Design at The Ohio State University, where she developed a strong interest in 3D animation, digital art, cyberculture studies, art criticism, and education. She has published scholarly articles on digital art and theory in journals such as Visual Arts Research, Studies in Art Education, and the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, written artist reviews for the Tate Gallery Online and, and has lectured on digital art and art criticism nationally and internationally. Her work has also been screened at Siggraph, the Parsons School of Art and Design, and the Big Muddy Film Festival.

After teaching in the School of Art at Ohio University, Athens from 2002-2007, Dr. Colman founded the Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts, where she has served as its founding director up to the present. Under her direction, the Fuse Factory has served hundreds of new media and sound artists and experimental electronic musicians from around the U.S. and Ohio, along with thousands of people around central Ohio, through its performances, exhibitions, and workshops.

Workshop fees
The price of the workshop is per glowie monster kit, not per person. To reserve one or more seats in the workshop, please register using the link below:

Make a Glowie Monster
Registration for one kit

May 2018 Frequency Fridays: MV Carbon (NYC) + Lisa Miralia (CLE) + Robert Turman (OH) + Unquiet Slumbers (CMH)
May 04, 2018

Our May 2018 Frequency Fridays show features interdisciplinary artist/musician MV Carbon (NYC), experimental electronic musician Lisa Miralia (CLE), experimental electronic musician Robert Turman (OH), and experimental electronic musicians Brian Werstler (guitar, electronics) and Nathan Andrew-Leaflight (harp, electronics) duo project Unquiet Slumbers. Date: Friday, May 4 2018. Location: It Looks Like It’s Open (13 E. Tulane Rd., 43202). Admission: $10, $15 for 2. Doors open 8pm. BYOB, all ages. Our Frequency Fridays 2017-2018 season is supported by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About the performers:

MV Carbon is a Brooklyn based inter-disciplinary artist, and musician Her work encompasses live performance, sound, video, film, sculpture, recorded music, and multi-media installation. She gathers field recordings and uses them to re-create sonic environments. She also creates sound with hand built instruments, electric cello, amplified objects, circuits, synthesizers, reel to reel tape machines, and voice. Her work explores interchangeability, electronic intelligence, the human mechanism, perceptive states of consciousness, and the empirical force of nature. She is interested in the psychological effect of sound and works to heighten our potential for “hearing” through spatial, psychic, and temporal based explorations.

Carbon is currently part of music ensembles HEVM, and Metalux. Past collaborations include Aki Onda, Azita Youssefi, C. Spencer Yeh, Charlemagne Palestine, Evan Parker, Lesley Flanigan, Maria Chavez, Mario Diaz de Leon, Okkyung Lee, Richard Garet, Shelley Hirsch, Tony Conrad, Tristan Perich Wolf Eyes, and Zach Layton. She co-founded West Nile, a DIY performance space in Brooklyn from 2006-2012, which hosted sound artists spanning the world. She has done residencies at Q-02 (BR), EMS (SE), Issue Project Room (NY), The Clocktower Gallery (NY), and Roulette, (NY). She has composed work for The String Orchestra of Brooklyn.

Lisa Miralia has been a promoter and performer in the NE Ohio freeform and experimental sound communities since 2003. She composes for and performs in a number of projects both solo (as Baat) and in collaboration with others involving electro-acoustic improv, experimental electronics, noise, drone, and dark ambient sound, and has released several recordings and contributed to multiple collaboration and compilation releases. She will celebrate her 7th anniversary of hosting the Mysterious Black Box radio show on WCSB 89.3fm this year, and was featured in the City/Ruins documentary about the NE Ohio noise and industrial music scenes. Lisa lives in Lakewood, and is grateful for open-minded neighbors who don’t mind the strange musical and anti-musical sounds emanating from her abode.

Robert Turman is an experimental/noise musician who was originally based in San Diego, and now resides in Oberlin, Ohio. He first rose to prominence as part of NON, collaborating with Boyd Rice on the classic 1977 single ‘Mode of Infection’/’Knife Ladder’, before leaving to pursue his own more expansive solo vision.

Unquiet Slumbers is a collaboration between Nathan Leaflight (Shred Van Winkle) and Brian Werstler (Young Herkimer, Abgyhr). Every show is entirely improvised and usually has a guest musician.