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Creative Exchange: Interactive Art

Add some movement and interactivity to sculptures and installations.


Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Sharing Skills and Culture.

Session Title: Interactive Art with Jason James


A beginner class on using low cost electronics from the D.I.Y. Maker movement to add sensors and movement to artworks.

You’ll learn to do simple programming of micro-controllers to accept a sensor input and make a motor move. For example make a small sculpture spin when you get close to it.

What you’ll get: 

  • Lots of information and inspiration of how to bring an artwork to life
  • New connections with other artists
  • Documents emailed to you after the workshop referring to topics covered​

What to bring:

  • Bring your laptop if you have one (optional: one laptop between three people is required for the workshop)
  • Bring any arduinos, servos, sensors etc if you have them
  • Pen and notepad to take notes
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About the Facilitator:

Jason has been mixing electronics, electricity and art mostly in the performing arts in his role as a designer for the last 20 years.

His practice started to merge into sculpture and installation over the last ten years. In addition to this he has worked with artists to add interactivity and movement to their artworks.

His most significant interactive artwork was Angry Electrons which was presented as a part of the 2015 Dark Mofo festival.

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Creative Exchange: Interactive Art

Kickstart Arts, St Johns Ave, New Town, Tasmania, Australia

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