DRU CreativeLab workshops at Futuresonic, Manchester, UK

Digital Research Unit presents:



17 - 21 July 2006
Monday - Friday, 11:00 - 17:00 pm
Registration fee: FREE!

*****now accepting applications******

WORKSHOP #1 "Game modification - games as audiovisual tools"
BY: Tom Betts & Alison Mealey
WHEN: 17 - 18 - 19 July
Through this workshop you'll learn about game modification and how to
use game generated data as input for audio and/or visuals. We'll look
at level design, game engines and game data, and how to use specific
game generated data (i.e. coordinates) in a Digital Signal Processing


WORKSHOP #2 "Introduction to physical computing"
WHEN: 18 - 19 July
BY: Tuomo Tammenpää & Daniel Blackburn
Interested in making a custom hardware interface for your software
instrument or embedding electronics to your art project but don't know
where to start? Two intensive days will give you an introduction to
physical computing. We will push buttons, lit LED's, make sounds,
detect movement and interface with computer.

WORKSHOP #3 "Controlling sound with the Blender game engine"
WHEN: 19 - 20 - 21 July
BY: Enrike Hurtado & Andy Gracie
This workshop is all about the creation of simple game environments, and
using them to generate sound. During the workshop, a whole system for
game play and audio will be developed and, most important, played
with! The game you'll develop will be playable individually and
over the network.

WORKSHOP #4 "Go Forth! - real-time graphics and 8bit sound"
WHEN: 20 - 21 July
BY: Tom Schouten, Aymeric Mansoux & Marloes de Valk (GOTO10)
Go Forth! is a 2 day workshop in which you will build your own mini 8bit
synthesizer using a PIC chip. Because fresh tunes simply taste better
with some eye candy, we'll also teach you how to make real-time
graphics. Go Forth! is based on 100% FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source

MORE INFO: http://goto10.org/-/futuresonic
FEE: free!
BOOKING: Please send an email to creativelabs@futuresonic.com stating
your name, address, telephone number and the workshop of your choice
Questions by telephone can be directed to +44 (0)1484472617
VENUE: the Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester
Bus: bus No 33 from Piccadilly Gardens stops outside the Museum
Tram: nearest Metrolink (tram) station - G-Mex
Train: nearest railway station - Deansgate

///The museum is 98% wheelchair accessible. If you have specific access
requirements, please contact us in advance.

///The project is supported by Yorkshire Forward and
the Digital Research Unit, University of Huddersfield