"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Hamlet

"Technology is a trickster and it has been so since the first culture hero taught the human tribe how to spin wool before he pulled it over our eyes..."
- Erik Davis, TechGnosis

"Life is the sum of all your choices" - Albert Camus

"Like children we spill the salt, and then we spill it again" - Rumi

"Anything born in spring, dies in fall. Love is not seasonal, from crushed grapes expect a hangover" - Rumi

"Tell me the company you keep and I’ll tell you who you are" - Cervantes

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you have to go with someone” - African proverb

"When you hear hoof beats think of horses, not zebras. Unless you're in Kenya, then think of zebras" - Dr. Theodore Woodward

"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Shakespeare (from Hamlet)

I will take to the grave only the sorrow of an unfinished song" -Nazim Hikmet



The series prepares artists to use argumentative light as an artistic and narrative device in diverse forms of live art productions such as theatre, dance, concerts, and multidisciplinary projects such as site-specific work and participatory installations featuring interactive technologies.

The curriculum is divided into three stages:

Guerrilla Motion Design

Before we can map, we need something to map. There are plenty of sites to source content such as archival footage, VJ loops, etc., but for the more precise artist, the only way to make your artwork a carbon copy of your thoughts is through the production of your own graphical assets. A great way to do that is motion graphic design. Learn the basics of: perspective, staging, pacing, and appeal while learning the technical skills of keyframing, compositing, and GPU-accelerated rendering for performance-based projects, all with Adobe After Effects CC.

Intro to Projection Mapping

For artists with plenty of video content to build into their next installation, party, or performance piece, this workshop will teach you the basics of working with Isadora and it’s intuitive projection mapping tool, IzzyMap. Learn to use Isadora to projection map your video, animation, or images onto 3D physical objects and incorporate live interactivity into your installation.

Light, Form + The Stage

This hands-on course teaches students to customize graphical content (video, image) and then map this content on to physical 3D objects using Isadora, a node-based graphic programming software. Students will have the opportunity to put these techniques to use by workshopping with actors, local curators, and other key players in the communications industry, architecture and interior design and the arts.

More info here.