MONDAY 1 TO TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2013 FROM 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM.
GERMAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO (GUC). NEW CAIRO, TALAAT HARB MAIN STREET
The Sensorama Workshop builds on i-DAT’s experience developing a range of ‘Operating Systems’ to dynamically manifest ‘data’ as experience in order to enhance perspectives on a complex world. The Operating Systems project explores data as an abstract and invisible material that generates a dynamic mirror image of our biological, ecological and social activities.
WORKSHOP 6 http://www.di-egyfest.com/workshops.html
Sensorama focuses on developing sensor devices and methods to visualise the data they harvest from the environment. The Sensorama workshop is built around devises constructed to feed Eco-OS. Eco-OS collects data from an environment through the network of ecoids and provides the public, artists, engineers and scientists with a real time model of the environment. Eco-OS provides a range of networked environmental sensors (ecoids) for rural, urban, work and domestic environments. The real-time data collected through these sensors is visualised using Processing sketches and the Unity 3D Game Engine.
For more information on i-DAT’s Eco-OS visit: OP-SY
The Sensorama workshop is designed to provide participants with hands on experience of constructing environmental sensors for the harvesting of data from complex ecologies. The Sensorama workshop provides practical experience in collecting data and visualising it through processing sketches and the Unity 3D Game Engine.
- Number of participants: 10-15.
- The workshop is designed for participants with some familiarity of sensors, data streams and visualisation (processing/Unity 3D).
- Participants will work in couples or small groups.
- Participants will need to bring their own laptops pre installed with Processing, Arduino and Unity 3D.
- Sensor kits will be available for the duration of the workshop but participants might like to bring their own arduino boards.
The workshop will provide:
- stable models for remote sensor kit
- stable software templates for visualising data generated by the sensors in Unity 3D and Processing
Sensorama is delivered by:
Stavros Didakis, Ziad Ewais and Mike Phillips.
More information on i-DAT and its activities can be found here:
- Data projector.
- Small lab of computers (Mac or PC) with Processing, Unity 3D installed, although participants will be asked to bring their own.
- Space for 20 people (with room to move around).
- Easy access to outside space (garden or area with plants and trees).