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Interactive Video and Projection Mapping

September 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Join UCSC Art Department Lecturer Tra Bouscaren to learn how to mashup and projection-map live video. We will explore a robust landscape of interactive sound and video manipulation possibilities for mixing and projection-mapping multiple video feeds in real time.

Class Description:

Designed for theatre groups, dance troupes, VJ’s, installation artists, and the simply curious, our workshops will be rooted in a visual programming environment called Isadora.

This will be three individual hour classes held on the same night.

Skills Covered:

7 pm   Interactive Video-Mapping – How to animate your projection-mapped scenes with various live inputs.

8 pm   Sound to Video Interaction – How to change specific video effects using specific sound frequencies and/or volume controls.

9 pm   Wireless Live Feeds and Infrared Motion-Tracking- How to pull in a live video feed from your cell phone and mash it up with other video feeds in real time, and how to use a Kinect and processing to track humans in the dark.

As per class interest and experience, it is possible to branch out from there into MIDI, Processing, Arduino, OSC, and DMX controls.

What to Bring:

  • Laptop with software installed. In order to save time, please come to class with the free trial download of Isadora already installed on your computer: http://troikatronix.com/isa25beta
    Find the extra plugins and (important) example files here:
  • If you have a projector please bring one for an enhanced experience. If not, no worries we will be sharing the ones that we have available.


Public $20

Idea Fab Labs Members: $10


Beginners are welcome, no previous experience necessary.

Instructor Bio:

Tra Bouscaren is a post-disciplinary artist and researcher working at the intersection of sculpture and interactive video. Currently he serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Art at UC Santa Cruz.

Bouscaren’s work has been featured nationally in the U.S. and internationally at venues including the Centre Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Victor I Fils Gallery in Madrid, the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center in Pittsburgh, Hallwalls in Buffalo, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco, and Lincoln Center in New York.


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September 28, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz


Idea Fab Labs Santa Cruz
2801 Mission St. #204
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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