Join us for a summer of art, technology, craft, fabrication and imagination as we infuse the cityscape with hidden messages, images, and stories. Through our workshops and institutes, learn to create objects, images, music, and experiences (physical and virtual) to reveal fantastical joyful voices, experiences, memories, and futures.
Our festival this year will be made up of a series of institutes for youth, educators, community, and professionals. Experimenting with (and learning) a variety of digital/coding platforms/tools (including p5, Unity, 8th Wall, ML/AI tools), with interactivity (using sensors, microcontrollers, and mobile devices), and with augmenting reality, we will introduce techniques, ideas form experts, ending in a collaborative show in September 2022.
For students (ages 14 to infinity), educators, artists and anybody who wants to learn to play with materials and electronics to create magical things with craft and technology. Come learn/experiment with an amazing talented and creative community of artists and technologists. You can drop-in and engage as much as you wish.
Come experiment and create with an amazing talented community of artists and technologists, creating wondrous, whimsical, mesmerizing objects, stories, and spaces. A week or so of project creation led by experts + a hack day to create experiences will culminate in a September show. AR pebbles and artifacts (hidden objects telling important stories when activated); AR animated zines that can dance and sing; tech tools for activists (augmented billboards that challenge inequity, emphasize presence); murals that speak when you make connection; digital dressup —augmented wearables; creating avatars; hidden stories/puzzle hunt through city choosing signs and landmarks that have meaning to the youth; interactive installations and cityscapes; music-making objects.
July 1 –August 29, 2022
CETI Lab at PSU, 1855 SW Broadway
Fariborz Maseeh Hall Room 218
Institutes: City as Canvas
Objects that create music, that light up when they see us, and that serve as portals to wondrous experiences that reveal hidden stories about our city, that allow us to walk in somebody else’s shoes, that imagine magical futures, that remember, and that make us visible.
Using/creating existing markers in the world (stickers, statues, enchanted pebbles) as breadcrumbs and tags, we will collaboratively create exciting, delightful, and subversive stories of our city and communities—real and imagined experiences that reveal new ways of seeing the world, to tell stories, to explore identities, to call for action, to subvert symbols of power, and to delight.
Interactive Murals (beginners)/Interactive Installations (advanced)
Create hybrid physical/digital/virtual images that respond to our presence, gestures, and actions, revealing stories historical and speculative of our communities and spaces. We’ll explore different impactful ways to create interactive experiences, and (optionally) design and prototype a mural to add to a wall in the city.