iMAL aims to support artistic and creative practices using technologies as their medium. We are an Art Centre hosting exhibitions, conferences and performances around arts & cultures in a digital world but also a reflexion centre focused on research and debates around the critical issues of our technological society. Our creative Fablab encourages social inclusion and innovation towards a more sustainable development. With our educational programme, we aim to empower our community and to inspire the next generation to participate in digital culture.
The Vector Synthesis workshop investigates the direct relationship between sound+image. It draws inspiration from media archaeology and obsolete technologies such as the Cathode Ray Tube monitor, combined with contemporary laser display techniques. This workshop is ideal for musicians, sound artists, and visual artists who want to work with oscilloscope or laser imagery.
Participants will learn how to draw Lissajous figures, render simple two- and three-dimensional shapes, and process photographs and video into vector artwork which can be displayed on oscilloscopes, Vectrex consoles, and ILDA laser displays using audio signals which can also be heard. These vector shapes can also be further modified in real time using external audio sources such as voice, amplified instruments, or electronic synthesizers provided by the participants. Each participant will design one laser graphic of which we can make a short video at the end of the workshop.
You can see examples of what you might do here:
The core of the workshop will be examples written in the Pure Data programming language. Experience with Pure data is not required to participate, beginners are welcome. Detailed instructions on how to install and set up Pure Data, as well as a software oscilloscope emulator so you can see your work without special hardware, will be sent to registered participants.
You can view the Vector Synthesis code here:
The language of this workshop is English. Participants are required to bring their own laptops with software installed according to pre-event instructions sent by email.
Max participants: 12
IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND CAN'T ATTEND ANYMORE PLEASE LET US KNOW AND DE-REGISTER BECAUSE CAPACITY IS LIMITED!
We are currently working on our new building. A full re-opening is projected for February 2020. We will have new public opening hours by then.
30-34 Quai des Charbonnages / Koolmijnenkaai, box 9
Metro 1, 5: Comte de Flandre / Graaf van Vlaanderen
Tram 51: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Villo: Porte de Flandre / Vlaamsepoort
Monday: 18:30 - 22:00 | Saturday: 11:00 - 18:00
ATTENTION: Our Fablab is also moving to its new location, please send a mail to check the opening hours.
The use of our machines is limited to our FabLab members. To become a member, you need to:
- Visit our FabLab during the public hours, see the machines, discuss with our members and FabLab managers
- Register as a daily (15€), monthly (45€), or yearly (200€) member on our website
- Follow one of our introductory workshops for each machine (facultative)
Once you have completed your introduction, you can come during our public hours and use our machines for your projects!
Wiki.iMAL is a hub to share projects and know-how generated at Fablab.IMAL and during iMAL workshops : wiki.imal.org