Waterwheel Workshops at ISEA2013

2013
This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to the use of Waterwheel / the Tap, and explore telepresence, media mixing, creative presentation and networked performances.

Participants will gain experience in mixing visuals and audio, drawing simultaneously with multiple webcam streams (up to 6 at once), creative control of media objects in shared viewer space (position, rotation, scale, opacity etc), and scripting live online presentation by revealing and hiding layers. They will be guided through logging in, profile setup (time zone etc), making a Tap, adding and assigning media, inviting crew members (collaborators), and scheduling private rehearsals and public performances.

Through playful games they will become familiar with the Tap toolbar and tool palette – the media manipulation controller. In small groups participants will research, gather resources for, and collaboratively create and present a short performance based on a chosen thematic thread. Participants must bring a laptop/netbook with webcam.

Saturday 8 June 2013. 9:30AM - 1:00PM; 2:30PM - 6:00PM. College of Fine Arts (COFA), UNSW. Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, 2021, Australia.