Workshop: Make an arduino etch-a-sketch
May 12, 2018 - May 26, 2018

[NOTE: This is a 3-session workshop. The first session takes place from 10am - 2pm on Saturday, May 12. The second and third sessions also take place from 10am - 2pm, on May 19th and May 26th.]

In this beginner-level workshop, participants will create a toy that functions like an etch-a-sketch, in that this toy draws with the help of an arduino microcontroller and two stepper motors. In the process, participants will learn how stepper motors work, and how they can be controlled with an arduino. They will also learn the basics of microcontrollers, and how to create simple arduino sketches. This workshop is made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

About the Instructors
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.

Jesse Hemminger is a true renaissance man, jack of all trades master of none. Jesse received his BFA in Art and Technology from OSU in 2001 and his MFA in Public Art from the Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, in 2008. He is also a self taught computer programmer and when Jesse is not at his day job programming databases and websites you can find him building Sauerkraut Powered Robots or making Glowie Monsters at his studio at ILLIO.

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

Make an arduino etch-a-sketch (student price)
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Make an arduino etch-a-sketch (regular price)
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Lustmord at COSI Planetarium
May 26, 2018

In his very first planetarium show, Lustmord will be performing live, accompanied by visuals created by artists including Meats Meier and Teun van der Zalm

Active since the 1980s, Lustmord (born Brian Williams) is known for the superior quality of his immersive audio productions, as well as for the equally immersive visuals that complement his music during his live performances. September 2016 saw the release of his latest record “Dark Matter”, the result of his 25-year-long in the making collection of sounds recorded by from deep space by NASA, The Very Large Array, and The National Radio Astronomy Observatory, among others.

Williams is also professionally involved in the creation of sound effects and music for motion pictures, video games, and advertising. In his capacity as a sound producer and a musician, he has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including  Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Robert Rich, Clock DVA, Biosphere, Melvins, Puscifer and Tool.

This show is made possible with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

[NOTE: There will be two performances, one at 7pm and one at 9pm. If you wish to attend both performances, you must purchase a separate ticket for each - one ticket will not get you into both shows. Thank you!]

Tickets to the 7:00 pm performance can be purchased here:
Tickets to the 9:00 pm performance can be purchased here: