13-14 June 2019

Workshop 1
Programming IOT devices
Hosted by Fadi Yammout
13.06.2019 | 10.00 – 14.00
International University of Beirut
Capacity 8 attendees
This workshop introduces the basic concepts and principles for using the Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to learn technics in electronics, programming, and human-computer interaction.
The teaching areas include programming for the Internet of Things IOT and artificial intelligence for multimedia applications. Participants will work with an Arduino kit with many components and build basic to fundamental IOT devices.
Workshop 2
Radio Neural Networks
Hosted by Juan Carlos Duarte Regino
14.06.2019 | 10.00 – 15.00
International University of Beirut
Capacity 8 attendees
Participants of the workshop will carry out a series of low powered radio interventions in public spaces while using an artifact that collects surrounding signals to create a sonic collage that is controlled by artificial agents sensing the environment.

The first part of the workshop, participants will learn how to use the interface for turning environmental data into a radio transmission in public spaces. The system works as a network of neural sensing nodes that communicate with each other via radio signals.

The second part of the workshop will consist of making field recordings (at university premises or at public outdoor surrounding spaces) of sound and data using the devices.

After the workshop, the participants will keep the recordings from the workshop and sensing data turned into generative media experiments. The choice of radio, as one of the long-lasting electronic mediums, is to inquire on existing transmissions of radio local institutions that are found in diverse law configurations that range from low to high powered (private, public, community, etc.).