Daniel Hirschmann ran a really successful workshop last weekend on the 5th and 6th of June at the Digital Arts Division at Wits University. The number of participants almost out weighed the amount of space we had available to us. A great boost for the art tech. scene in Johannesburg.
As a quick overview Dan Hirschmann taught the use of Arduino with a focus on programming for lighting and installation design. It was alot of good fun with most participants using the locally made Aarduino boards. Many of participants are members of the Hacksaws Art & Tech. group and if they weren’t members before they are members now. The workshop was facilitated by members of the Hacksaws group, Anton Coetzee, Dino Fizzotti and Tegan Bristow. It was fantastic to have Dan out from London to show us his work and share the vast amount of experience he has with us.
We are all looking forward to the great Arduino artworks, projects and products that will come out of this workshop.
Dan Hirschmann, Digital Arts, Wits, Johannesburg. Photo: Tegan Bristow