Makers&Talks. 28 Oct – 24 Nov 2015. Save the dates!


Laboratory of Visual Culture and Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design is glad to power the series of meet-ups “Makers&Talks”.

Wednesday / 28.10.2015 / h. 18.00 – 19.00
Make your computer draw with a pen
an open plotter building journey
Marco Lurati

A small journey through a project developed for the science museum of Lugano and the main concrete steps to made it real. The fascination to build something from scratch using the open tools that are freely available today, is as strong as using the computer to do something real in the physical world. Building your custom machine with Processing and Arduino is today easily possible and accessible. The cool thing about: just your imagination and curiosity are the real limits.

Monday / 02.101.2015 / h. 18.00 – 19.00
Let me google that for you
or how to build a BOM for dummies
Serena Cangiano

Makers are not technology experts. They know where to look up in the internet. If you are a dummy in electronics and programming, but you want to implement great ideas, just remember that google is your best friend and likewise the community of people that share on line the information on how to make interactive things. The presentation will introduce the audience to the common platforms (and search methods) that allow to find the technology for making diy projects.

Tuesday / 02.11.2015 / h. 18.00 – 19.00 Tuesday 24.11.2015 / h. 18.00 – 19.00
Jam session 2.0
tools for live electronic music and visuals
Omar Elabed

Music and visuals are among few products of artistic expression in live performances. What are some of the tools that could help us connect the dots in live performance with digital technologies in an interactive way?

Tuesday / 10.11.2015 / h. 18.00 – 19.00 New date to be defined.
From zero to encrypted in 60 minutes
Arpanet, hippies and Snowden
Fabian Frei

The Internet, once a military project in the cold war, was part of the hippie counterculture during the 1970/80 grew into a Orwellian surveillance machine.
I will talk briefly about the history of the internet, give an introduction to the surveillance and encryption and show you what kind of effect this has on you as a maker and on your daily life.

Tuesday / 17.11.2015 / h. 18.00 – 19.00
Set parameters to erratic
synthesizers and oscilloscope explorations
Mikael Oettli

In one hour Mikael Oettli will present the 1981 Korg Mono/Poly analogue synthesizer (its history, specifications, sonic capabilities and the engineering concept) and how to use it in combination with an oscilloscope to create mesmerizing visual patterns.