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Generative Art plus Instagram and Pinterest at Musecon

Musecon 4 Convention
Musecon 4 Convention

This weekend I’ll be attending MuseCon 4, being held at Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, IL. Billed as a weekend-long convention for artists, musicians, inventors, gadgeteers, makers, tinkerers, and creative people of all ages, the convention is three days of a wide variety of creative workshops spanning a surprisingly broad range of creative projects – from making chain maille to programming Arduinos.

As a part of Musecon, I’ll be teaching two classes/workshops. The first workshop I’ll be giving is Generative Art and Processing. I’m going out on a limb with this one. Instead of having a canned, pre-prepared, formal presentation, I’m going to challenge the class to collectively create a generative art program. As we agree on concepts, I’ll demonstrate to the class how to go about creating the necessary code to implement our visual concepts. My objective is for students to acquire a basic understanding of generative art concepts and how the Processing programming language can be used to implement a generative art concept.

The second workshop I’ll be teaching is Instagram and Pinterest for Artists and Photographers. This is one of my standard presentations and is geared towards strategies as opposed to being a how-to tutorial. For more information about this workshop, see Instagram and Pinterest for Artists and Photographers.

Besides teaching, there are several workshops that I hope to attend. On my list are:

  • Arduino Programming
  • Digital Cameras: Best For The Price
  • Free Blinkies
  • Intro to Runes
  • Portfolio Development

My Musecon Class Schedule

Following is the time and location information for the two classes I’ll be teaching.

Program: Generative Art and Processing
Time: Saturday 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Room: Carlyle

Program: Instagram and Pinterest for Artists and Photographers
Time: Saturday 9:00 PM – 10:15 PM
Room: Carlyle

To learn more about Musecon visit the MuseCon 4 Convention Web Site.

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