Upcoming Events

Past Events

2 years ago

Jer Thorp Lecture
6:30pm
Thursday, April 16

Jer Thorp the co-founder of The Office for Creative Research, and an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s ITP program. From 2010 to 2012, he was the Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times Research and Development Lab. What he calls a “rambling selection of my software-based, data-focused artwork” can be read and viewed at blog.blprnt.com. Recently, Throp …

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2 years ago

“Place”: Applications/Implications too() forum panel discussion
6:30pm
Wednesday, April 15
BEB 106

This is the third final and series of events that make up the tool() forum. Place is perhaps the oldest contextual material available to artists and designers. In addition to drawing from local context for inspiration in the process of creation, the production of work varies widely based on tools and techniques hewn by regional …

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3 years ago

Robert Hodgin Lecture
6:30pm
Thursday, March 19
CIT 103

Robert Hodgin is an artist/coder living in Brooklyn. He is a founding partner of the Barbarian Group and worked with them until late 2009. Hodgin also helped to establish the west coast office and was head of the labs division. He worked with Bloom Studios in early 2011 and worked on the Planetary iPad app …

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3 years ago

Interfaces-Imagination panel discussion
6:00pm
Wednesday, March 18
CIT 103

For most of the computer era, the dominant model of digital design within creative fields has presented a clear division between those who develop tools and those who use them. However, this division has been dissolving in recent years, due in part to external factors such as greater transparency in digital interfaces, as well as …

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3 years ago

Artisan-Toolmaker Panel Discussion
6:30pm
Wednesday, February 25
BEB Room 106

This is the first of a three part forum, “tool(),” taking place throughout the spring. The forum takes stock of a range and combination of tools – traditional and novel, analog and digital – which meaningfully engage the creative minds of today. This event will convene a wide audience including practitioners pushing the frontier of …

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3 years ago

Conversnitch and Twitter bots
6:13pm
Wednesday, November 19
213 RISD CIT

Brian House will discuss the inner workings of his project Conversnitch, a collaboration with Kyle McDonald. Conversnitch automatically tweets overheard conversations — it is part Raspberry Pi audio programming, part Amazon Mechanical Turk, and part Twitter bot. A workshop on building Twitter bots with Python will follow. Example code at: https://github.com/risd-cs/codedrop-twitterbot and https://github.com/brianhouse/conversnitch

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3 years ago

Art Hack Day – Master Slave
7:00pm
Thursday, November 13

Between November 13-15, artists and hackers will inhabit Eship + Exposé Gallery in Providence to explore the theme “Master Slave” and produce new, collaborative projects. Visitors are invited to engage and interact with the works as they are uploaded online throughout the hack and join the teams on Saturday November 15 starting at 7:00pm for …

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3 years ago

Modeling the World
6:30pm
Wednesday, November 5
105 RISD CIT

Kai Franz and Clement Valla will host a code drop covering ways to generate or extract 3D models. Kai will show us how he generates 3D Models using Processing and the Kinect, while Clement will show how to use Python and Rhinoceros to download 3D Tiles from here.com. Download the files for the code drop …

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3 years ago

Computing Spatial Geometry in Python
6:30pm
Wednesday, October 22
213 RISD CIT

Joy Ko and Carl Lostritto will host a code drop session covering spatial and geometric projects and coding libraries. Both Joy and Carl write Python code within the Rhinoceros Python Scripting environment. Rhinoceros software is a widely used NURBS-based 3-D modeler. Joy will present her beta geometry library, http://decod.es, and examples which should resonate with …

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3 years ago

DMI (Digital Music Instrument) patching with Pd
6:30pm
Wednesday, October 8
213 RISD CIT

Shawn Greenlee will be hosting a Code Drop on patching with Pd (Pure Data) to create Digital Music Instruments (DMIs). Come learn about programming and designing computer-based systems for sound art and music performance. Shawn will go over the basics of Pd, an open source visual programming language; and focus on the development of instruments …

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3 years ago

Sputniko!
7:00pm
Wednesday, May 7
RISD CIT 103

Sputniko! is a designer/artist who designs products, devices, music and film exploring technology’s impact on everyday life to imagine and speculate on alternative futures. As a social media influencer, Sputniko! actively posts her works on social networks and online video platforms to encourage discussions outside traditional design/art spheres. Sputniko! has presented her film and installation …

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3 years ago

Sound + Space
6:30pm
Monday, April 28
CIT level 2

With support from the 2050 Fund, Code Studio is hosting Darwin Grosse (Cycling ’74) and Peter Nyboer, (Livid Instruments) who will offer a workshop for RISD/Brown faculty and students. The workshop spans two evenings, Monday April 28th 6:30-9:30pm and Tuesday April 29th from 6:30-9:30pm. Most of us think, work, and learn visually. Even in the …

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3 years ago

Chris Novello
7:00pm
Monday, April 21
RISD CIT 103

The 10 Webfuture Topics You’ll Love & Hate LOL!!! Inventing humankind’s future through internet Images. Composing for mediums that don’t exist yet. Creating work beyond your material means. When the documentation IS the work. Making things for cameras rather than galleries. Dissemination itself as the medium. Super Mario as a weapon. Pop culture carrier waves …

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4 years ago

Lev Manovich
6:30pm
Thursday, March 6
Chace Center Auditorium

Lev Manovich is an artist and one of the leading theorists of digital culture and media art. He frequently lectures on new media internationally and has published more than ninety influential articles on new media aesthetics. His book The Language of New Media is considered by many to be placing new media ‘within the most suggestive and …

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4 years ago

Darius Kazemi
7:00pm
Wednesday, November 20
CIT

Darius Kazemi, known for work like Amazon Random Shopper (http://randomshopper.tumblr.com/), will be at RISD talking about his work. From his twitter bio: “I make weird internet stuff. I work at Bocoup on open web technology. Latest project: @autovids, a bot that posts music videos made from Vine & CCMixter #WHNBM” See more about Darius at …

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