VIVO Intro to Circuit Bending (Oct 2015)
Intro to Circuit Bending // October 27th & 28th, 7-10pm.

This event is an introduction to hacking/circuit bending and includes everything from prying open your first case to putting the knobs on a completed project.

Includes an intro to Circuit Bending by Garnet Hertz and a special limited edition ‘zine.

We will have some circuits and parts available and we suggest that you bring 1 or 2 battery powered circuits to bend and any parts or modifying elements that you would like to use. Participants are welcome to contribute to the BENT Circuit Playground

Garnet Hertz
Dr. Garnet Hertz is Canada Research Chair in Design and Media Arts and is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Design and Dynamic Media at Emily Carr. His art and research explores themes of DIY culture and interdisciplinary art / design practices. He has shown his work at several notable international venues in thirteen countries including SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica, and DEAF and was awarded the 2008 Oscar Signorini Award in robotic art. Hertz is founder of Dorkbot SoCal, a monthly Los Angeles-based lecture series on DIY culture, electronic art and design. He has worked at Art Center College of Design and University of California Irvine. His research is widely cited in academic publications, and popular press on his work has disseminated through 25 countries including The New York Times, Wired, The Washington Post, NPR, USA Today, NBC, CBS, TV Tokyo and CNN Headline News. More info:

Instructor: Dave Leith
From early childhood experiments trying making his parents clocks run backwards and robot controlled curtains, Dave quickly moved into the world of circuit bending and building. His current artistic practice includes design, photography and sound art as well as construction of analog synthesizers/electronics. Current he is developing custom Max/MSP/Jitter software for both audio compositions and multi-media installations which has been exhibited recently in the Patterns show at Aberthau, Thru The Trap Door (On Main Gallery with LocoMotoArt), Queen Elizabeth Park and VIVO’s Signal & Noise Festival.
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