Alex will talk about the creative uses of Physical Computing – sensing and controlling the real world using programmable microcontrollers. In particular, he will talk about the Arduino (www.arduino.cc), a low cost microcontroller system specifically aimed at artists and designers. He’ll show how the system can be used to make interactive devices and installations.
Alex is a freelance technology consultant, educator and artist, specialising in the field of Physical Computing (sensing and controlling the physical world with computers). He is a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths and a visiting scholar at the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex. Previously, he was a researcher at Imperial College London, developing mechatronic systems for medical use, including medical robotics and virtual reality training systems for surgery.
Wednesday, April 15, 7—9pm
At: Leon Bankside (behind Tate Modern—map below!)
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