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WORKSHOP: LED Art with CMOS Integrated Circuits

  • Location:
    New York

WORKSHOP: LED Art with Primitive Digital Logic


Location: 573 Metropolitan (btw Lorimer & Union), Brooklyn
Date: Sunday July 11
Time: 1pm - 6pm

Register NOW! Register Here: http://www.3rdward.com/3rdwardclasses/led-art.html

Learn to make dynamically moving LED art using only a handful of simple components. We'll start with an oscillator using the CMOS 40106 chip to make a simple blinking LED circuit and review the electronics concepts central to its operation. You'll then be introduced to the CMOS 4000 series digital logic chips and how we can use a couple of them to make many LEDS do cool stuff.

Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) is a technology for constructing integrated circuits. CMOS technology is used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, static RAM and other digital logic circuits. CMOS technology is also used for a wide variety of analog circuits such as image sensors, data converters and highly integrated transceivers for many types of communication.

Phillip Stearns (AKA Pixel Form) is a practitioner of sonic and visual arts; music composer and performer; electronics sculptor and installation artist. He views technology as a site for exploring the global society-environment system and how changes in the relationship between society and environment manifest in our technology—particularly as solutions to a cascading set of problems created by contemporary culture. Through the medium of networked systems, his work explores the horizons of information, politics, noise, control, proximity, subversion, corruption, interconnectedness and interrelatedness. Central to his practice as a visual artist and a performer are the use of custom electronics, hand-craft, hardware hacking, media technologies, and iterative processes marked by a judicial use of materials, restraint, simplicity, a careful balance between conceptual depth and playfulness. He has presented, performed, lectured, exhibited, led workshops and screened works at various festivals, conferences, residencies, museums and institutions around the US, Latin America and Northern Europe.