Interacting Images: Reactive Art for Beginners


Date: 29 Feb 2016, Monday

Time: 12pm – 6pm

Venue: Objectifs

Come meet Professor Nathaniel in person and get his book which will be available for purchase!

Pre-workshop event @Lasalle (Free admission)


Title: Interactive Art and Embodiment: The Implicit Body as Performance

Date: 26 Feb 2016, Friday

Time: 7pm - 8pm

Venue: Lasalle, room F201

Title of Masterclass:

Interacting Images: Reactive Art for Beginners


Nathaniel Stern

Instructor Bio:

Nathaniel Stern is an artist and writer, Fulbright grantee and professor, interventionist and public citizen. According to Chicago’s Bad at Sports, he has “the most varied and strange bio” and Live Out Loud magazine calls him a “prolific scholar” and artist, whose work is “quite possibly some of the most relevant around.” Dubbed a Milwaukee “avant-garde” (Journal Sentinel), Stern has been called “an interesting and prolific fixture” (Artthrob.co.za) behind many “multimedia experiments” (Time.com), “accessible and abstract simultaneously” (Art and Electronic Media), someone “with starry, starry eyes” (Wired.com) who makes both “bizarre and beautiful” art (Gizmodo). Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow says Stern makes “beautiful, glitched out art-images,” and Caleb Scharf at Scientific American says his work is “tremendous fun” but also “fascinating” in how it is “investigating the possibilities of human interaction and art.” http://nathanielstern.com/

Description of Masterclass:

Participants will learn basic interactive development with Cycling74’s “Max” environment, and how to receive and work with live input from video cameras and microphones. They will walk away with, and learn the inner-workings of, their own custom software that can mix videos and images based on the volume (amplitude) of sound in the room, or on the amount of movement in its space, and to communicate between this software and the physical world. We will also discuss and demonstrate the basics of how computer vision technologies for body tracking, such as the Xbox Kinect, function. Finally, they will work alone or in teams to input their own video and images (found, or shot) into the interactive software, towards artistic ends.


No prerequisite. However, participants will need to bring their own laptops & external webcams for this class. Please download and install a (free) 30-day demo version of Max/MSP+Jitter on your machine before coming to the workshop

Registration Fee:


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