I'll be speaking as a part of the panel at this year's conference for the American Society of Landscape Architects, in Phoenix, AZ. The panel is titled:
The panel, organizerd by Jeff Schnabel of Portland State University, focuses on the repertoire and potential for projected light as a medium for urban intervention and landscape design.
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I taught a workshop Anderson Ranch the summer of 2011. Here's the low-down (revised description):
Workshop Title: Miniature Worlds: Movement, Light, Gesture And Electronics
When: Jul 09, 2012 - Jul 13, 2012
Media and Techniques:
Electronics, Arduino-based micro-controllers, electromechanics (motors, solenoids and servos), dynamic lighting, software and programming (Arduino IDE, Cycling '74 real-time programming and Max/MSP/Jitter).
This workshop takes an interdisciplinary approach to working with live electronics, kinetics, light and imagery. Students explore the basics of electronics work with micro-controllers and strategies for using light and movement to animate a miniature space. The metaphor of a miniature world invites students to integrate their own creative practices (in two- or three-dimensional media) into mixed-media interactive installations.
Course Web-Page: here
This workshop shares much of its concept/content with a course that I teach at CMU called "Animated Theater". Look at the blog from this course to get a better sense of the approach.
Here are a few of my favorite final projects from last year....
I gave a lecture on "The Body of Iranian Contemporary Art" as a part of the "Shared Cultural Spaces" conference held at the University of Minnesota in February 2011, using the the prezi.com Prezi presentation below.
I am indebted to the community of artists, some of whose work are included in this lecture, for providing me with the material and inspiration to pursue this research.
Fall 2019: Art 5490: Make Anything Talk to Anything
Professor: Ali Momeni
This course is intended for visual artists, musicians, designers, computer scientists, engineers and architects (among others) interested in exploring real-time interactive software applications. Such applications allow translations/interactions among various media; examples include sound to video (e.g. music visualizers), gesture to sound (e.g. the theramin, Wii controllers as musical instruments), gesture to video (e.g. motion tracking for interactive visualizations, interactive architecture), interactive sculptures (e.g. sensor controlled mechanics, robotics, lights, LEDs). The Max/MSP/Jitter new media programming environment will be the primary instrument of the course. Max/MSP/Jitter is a graphical programming environment that provides user interface, timing, communication with electronics, communications with the web, MIDI support, real-time audio and video synthesis and processing.
Fall 2010: ART 8410: Studio Critique
Professor: Ali Momeni
The topic for the semester is "Practice, Research and Teaching". We explore the subtleties of how creative research intersects with making and teaching through studio based critiques, iterative refinements of personal research and teaching narratives, analysis of local arts organizations/institutions/collectives, stabs at grant-writing strategies, and round table discussions with invited guests.
For more information see the class blog and the course syllabus.