interactive storytelling



May 30th – June 3rd 2010
Exhibition June 7 th


The focus of this art workshop lies in the interaction between humans and
computers. We will explore new forms of creative expression through
generating interfaces to control animations. We will build DIY analog sensors
from everyday materials to make tangible user interfaces and connect them to
computers via Arduino. Arduino is an Open Source microcontroller developed
for artists and designers (
We program related interactions in an Open Source programming
environment called “Processing“.
The workshop is targeted to female artists with interest in international
exchange and curiousity for new technologies. Previous experience with
programming is not required.
The workshop will be separated into two parts: one aiming to reach a basic
understanding of interactive circuits – the second part trying to connect the
interactive circuits to a computer to control visuals and animations.
The artists are encouraged to share their ideas, discuss their concepts and
develop their individual creative projects during the process period.
The framework of this participatory workshop tries to foster a collaborative
dialogue among Austrian and Syrian artists.
At the end of the workshop we will present the interactive stories in a small
exhibition, inviting outside visitors to come, play and enjoy.

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