December 16th in Toronto: Binary Solo
A creative tech workshop
In this workshop we'll discover what the
01100101s of binary *actually mean*, and how computers use them to store and transmit messages for people!
We'll decode a famous "binary solo" from a song, edit some code for Arduino (an electronics platform for interactive projects!), print out our own binary messages with thermal receipt printers, and think critically about the social effects of the assumptions built into early computer systems.
If that sounds like a lot, don't worry! This workshop is geared toward beginners, so you don't need a coding or electronics background to be here :)
Community-sponsored (free) seats are available: just check the box for financial assistance. If you would like to sponsor a seat, get in touch!
Being able to write my poetry into binary/hex and then print it out was incredible and really rewarding.—Ky, July 2018 Kingston workshop
Safe & inclusive environment
We strive to create a safe and inclusive learning environment for everyone. Our policies are adopted from the Recurse Center:
You'll come away with:
- A deeper and more critical understanding of digital technology and the biases embedded right into how we encode language.
- Skills you can use to make things: power supplies, programming Arduinos, and serial communication.
- A new community of creative people who love making things.
Finally, we believe that good food is a critical part of a good learning environment, and we've got you covered with tasty snack breaks and a nutritious lunch.
I felt accomplished at the end :)—Jocelyn, July 2018 Kingston workshop
- This is a one-day workshop, from 10:00am – 3:00pm on December 16th, 2018.
- The workshop will take place at PIX FILM Gallery, 1411 Dufferin St in Toronto.
- The cost to attend is $60. Sponsored seats (free) are available for anyone needing financial assistance: just check the box during registration.
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