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Soft Circuitry and Synthesizers description for NIME 2012 updated

05.08.12 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

FSP will be teaching Soft Circuitry and Synthesizers at New Interfaces for Musical Expression again this year in Ann Arbor, MI on Sunday May 20th.

We will be going over how to create soft counterparts to the hardware components that are used in basic circuitry and interactive design.
All students will learn from building force sensing resistors (FSRs), bend sensors and a free form sculptural sensor using sheep’s wool, conductive threads and fabrics and resistive materials such as thin plastics and foam.

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FSP Soft Controller and Synthesizers workshop is back at NIME this year!

05.04.12 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

FSP will be back at this year’s New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference, giving a 6 hour workshop on soft controllers and synthesizers. NIME takes place this year on 21 May - 23 May in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan, with workshops taking place pre-conference on 20 May. We will be giving our workshop on this Sunday, 20 May, from 9a - 4p. If you will be attending NIME this year, check out the workshop schedule (scroll down) and sign up!

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FSP Soft Controller and Synthesizers workshop at NIME ‘11 in Oslo

03.14.11 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

FSP will be giving a 6 hour workshop on soft controllers and synthesizers at this year’s New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) conference! NIME takes place this year on 30 May - 1 June in Oslo, Norway. We will be giving our workshop on 30 May from 9a - 4p with a 1 hour break in between. If you will be attending the conference this year, check out the workshop schedule and sign up!

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Soft Circuitry workshop at GAFFTA 4/2 - 4/3

03.14.11 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Lara will be teaching a two-day workshop on soft circuitry at GAFFTA in San Francisco this April 2nd + 3rd from 10a - 4p. Read more and sign up!

[http://www.gaffta.org/2011/03/03/soft-circuitry-w-lilypad/]

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FSP speaks at Dorkbot!

01.03.11 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

This wednesday, January 5th 7-9pm, FREE @ Location One (Greene between Canal & Grand)

Come listen to us ramble on about soft circuitry and what FSP is all about at Dorkbot!

Dorkbot!

We will be speaking with Ted Hayes where he will be talking about Language, Emergence and Art and Torino:Margolis, who will be presenting FreEMG, a build out of there own EMG device!

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stochastic performance

01.02.11 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Fortune Teller project is coming along in these last few days, and while I am initially designing it to work as a simple controller with no other rhyme or reason to it, I’d eventually like to take advantage of the fact that it does reference an algorithmic game of chance. If you recall from childhood, these fortune tellers usually have colors written on the outside flaps, with 8 numbers written on the inside surfaces. The idea is to pick a color and then spell that color out, opening and closing the fortune teller for each letter called out. Then you pick one of the numbers on the inside, open and close the fortune teller that many times, and finally pick one more number to see what your fortune is under that flap. I’m sure there are variations on how to play this game, but that’s the basic method. Seems like there could be a fun way to apply this to introducing some stochastic quality to a performance.

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FSP005 Prototype :: now with HQ sound!

01.02.11 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

A second recording of this circuit, which is def my favorite so far. Now you can hear the lowest frequencies and full texture of the sound being produced.

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Circuit tests with new patchcords

01.02.11 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Testing newly made patch cords that have a higher and greater range of resistance.

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FSP005 Prototype!

01.02.11 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

A video showing our prototype of FSP005

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Textiles and Electronics Workshop

09.13.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

▓▒░░░ Textiles and Electronics Workshop ░░░▒▓


1pm - 4pm FRIDAY the 17th @ The Tank
Part of In/Out Fest
$25 - Includes materials to build a voltage control oscillator circuit and your own soft variable resistor + take home sampling of materials. Please read on for detailed workshop description.

In this workshop, Sarah and Lara will demonstrate how to create textile sensors and how to integrate these sensors with simple signal processing circuits for controlling sound output. There will also be on hand samples of handmade conductive felt, crocheted stretch sensors, conductive batting and machine sewn resistors for participants to check out and build from, which will be the focus of this workshop.  After discussion of construction techniques and some show and tell, they will walk the workshop through building a simple sound producing circuit and how to connect it to a soft sensor.  Participants should also feel free to bring in their own simple circuits in lieu of constructing one with the group.

Ticket Info:
The workshop is $25 - this includes materials to build a VCO circuit and a soft variable resistor + take home sampling of materials

If you also wish to see the night performances (highly recommended!), you can purchase single day passes online or pay at the door. $15 for single day/ $25 for both.

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Rhizome Interview!

09.12.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Ceci Moss from Rhizome came to interview us for her series Homebrew Electronics.

Read it here!

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upcoming: 1st Annual World Maker Faire New York 2010

07.19.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

It’s a little bit of a ways out, but we’ve been accepted into the 1st Annual World Maker Faire New York 2010 this September 25th and 26th. Save the dates and watch this space for more updates coming down the pipes.

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Felt Sensors write up!

06.03.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

A warm and fuzzy article about Lara’s thesis project, Felt Sensors found on Cool Hunting.

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One Button Object show @ GAFFTA tomorrow night!

03.11.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tomorrow, I will be showing off a little one button sequencer me and Shikhiu made for the one button object show Peter Kirn put together as part of his quarterly Handmade Music Night! There should be a lot of fun entries, so come through to check them out!

Gray Area Foundation for the Arts
55 Taylor St. San Francisco, CA 94102
6 - 9PM
FREE!

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Interview with Lara at the Fairytale Fashion Show

03.09.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Lara is interviewed by See-Ming Lee at Diana Eng’s Fairytale Fashion Show from last week!

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Handmade Music, Monday 3/8 @ Galapagos

03.07.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

I will be playing again with Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau at Handmade Music, a night of homemade circuits, homebrewed software and handmade instruments. This is an open nerd gathering and noise making event, bring your own creations or just come for the live acts! Peter, Matt, Sarah and I had the pleasure of playing at the Fairytale Fashion show on Feb. 24th. We provided the soundtrack for the evening and now we are having a reunion in honor of handmade instruments. Official details here.

Check out the article on Make: Online and the New York Post

p.s. with Sarah currently living in S.F., she unfortunately will be absent at this reunion. If you are on the west coast, check out her talk she will be giving at GAFFTA!

Monday, March 8th.
Galapagos, FREE
doors: 7pm | show: 8pm

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BArCMut Talk @ GAFFTA next Thursday

03.05.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Next Thursday, 03/11 at 7pm I’ll be giving a little talk about the recent work I’ve been doing with my sister here at FSP to the Bay Area Computer Music Technology Group, hosted by GAFFTA. The theme for the night is Women Artist Technologists and there seem to be some really interesting ladies presenting whom I am looking forward to meeting.

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Fairytale Fashion Show @ Eyebeam Feb. 24th

02.18.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

We will be performing along with Peter Kirn and Matt Ganucheau at Diana Eng’s Fairytale Fashion Show at eyebeam next Weds., February 24, at 7pm. RSVP has closed, but hopefully you got in on that list in time. We will be performing as an ensemble with Lara on her augmented sewing machine and me with my latest experiment Fortune Teller.

Check out the article at Make: Online

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Hellooooo World!

02.16.10 posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sup. After some talk and some gathering of materials, f(elted) s(ignal) p(rocessing) [dot] fm has come into being. This will be the project repository and online sketchbook of experiments involving electronics, textiles (frequently felt) with often sonic output born out of either individual projects or collaboration between myself and my sister Lara. Inquiries and comments about either the work or the site are welcome at studio [at] fsp [dot] fm. Thanks and see ya around #__#!

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