IAP19 Robot Painting

Day/Time: 4 Thursdays, January 10-January 31, 11:00am-4:00pm

Location: SAA START Studio (W20-429)

Instructor: Sang-won Leigh

SAA, Robot Painting. Credit: Benjamin Tritt.
SAA, Robot Painting. Credit: Benjamin Tritt.

In this class hosted by ArtMatr, students will explore creative painting processes using ArtMatr’s oil-based printing system. The goal of this course is to expose the students to a robotic means of painting and exploration in both technical and artistic directions.

Students will have access to conventional drawing software such as Photoshop as well as programming environments in Processing, Javascript, and potentially more for controlling the system. ArtMatr will provide a printing system for the students to share.

Students are encouraged to closely exchange ideas with peers and form collaborative projects. Expected outcomes include artworks made using the system, script-based generative painting, and mechanical hacks for interesting effects – but not limited to those.

The course will be led by Sang-won Leigh, a recent PhD graduate from the MIT Media Lab and current head designer at ArtMatr.

There will also be guest lectures by Matthew Ritchie (MIT Visiting Artist), Eric Fischl, and Barnaby Furnas.

This class is only open for MIT undergraduate and graduate students.

**This class is full. To add your name to the waitlist, click the ‘Register Now’ button below.

  •  January 10, 2019 - January 31, 2019
     11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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