Starting on Thursday Nov. 5th, our current IMRC researcher in residence Nathan Ober will be starting his workshop series in the IMRC.  All workshops are free and open to all University of Maine students and faculty.  Please read the dates and times above on the workshop flier and contact Nathan to RSVP for the workshops or if you have any questions or concerns, via the contact form below.

Free Workshop! Circuit Bending and Hacking

Learn the basic principles of electronics by hacking an old toy or cheap electronic musical instrument. Participants will learn to identify and explore basic components of electrical circuits and basic soldering techniques through this hands-on workshop. We will look at different methods of hacking and how to create new interfaces for discarded electronic instruments. Participants should bring a battery operated device to hack and bend. No previous electronics experience is necessary. This workshop is led by artist and IMRC Researcher in Residence Nathaniel Ober.

Date: Thursday and Friday, November 5th and 6th

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: IMRC, Steward Commons Center • Electronics Lab

Sponsor: Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series

Contact: Eleanor Kipping • Eleanor.Kipping@maine.edu

More information: www.imrccenter.com/workshopswww.nathanielober.com

 

Free workshop! Field Recording: Listening to What We Cannot Hear!

This workshop explores recording and listening to the rich soundscape ordinarily beyond the limits of human perception. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of sound as both a physical phenomenon (physical vibrations) and perceptual phenomena (our cognition of these vibrations), building custom transducers to record vibrations not ordinarily heard by the human ear. The workshop will focus on recording sounds of natural phenomena, such as wind or vibrations from the ground, composing a piece of music from the sounds captured. This workshop is led by artist and IMRC Researcher in Residence  Nathaniel Ober.

Date: Thursday and Friday, November 12th and 13th

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: IMRC, Steward Commons Center • Electronics Lab

Sponsor: Intermedia MFA • New Media • University of Maine

Contact: Eleanor Kipping • Eleanor.Kipping@maine.edu

More information:  www.imrccenter.com/workshopswww.nathanielober.com

 

Free workshop! Sounding the Motion of the Celestial!

 This workshop explores the idea of live sonification using light and motion to create sound. Participants will learn the basic principles of electronics for sound production and light sensing, and build circuits to turn light into sound. In addition, participants will explore the possibilities of adding optics and creating custom housings for their designs. This workshop is led by artist and IMRC Researcher in Residence  Nathaniel Ober.

Date: Thursday and Friday, November 19th and 20th

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Location: IMRC, Steward Commons Center • Electronics Lab

Sponsor: Intermedia MFA • New Media • University of Maine

Contact: Eleanor Kipping • Eleanor.Kipping@maine.edu

More information:  www.imrccenter.com/workshopswww.nathanielober.com