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Announcing: Winter 2019 Workshops at InterAccess

InterAccess is pleased to announce its upcoming season of workshops, running from January to April 2019. Led by instructors celebrated in the field of media art these workshops will introduce you to a wide variety of practices, including electronic art (Making Art with Electronics, February 5 & 12), wearable technology (Building Soft Circuits & Sensors, February 9 & 16), and art making in the web browser (Javascript DigiPet, April 20). All workshops will be held in the InterAccess Studio at 950 Dupont St (corner of Dovercourt) in the heart of Toronto’s new cultural hub in the Davenport neighbourhood. If you have any questions, please reach out to

See below for the full slate of workshops, and visit our website to register.

The Art of Data Sonification
Learn how to turn data into sound! Dan Tapper will teach participants how to apply different data sonification techniques, collect and produce a variety of sonifications, and how to creatively use them.
Tuesday, January 15 & 22 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Dan Tapper
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Interactive Writing with Texture
Learn the principles of mixing writing and interactivity. Using a program developed by Jim Munroe, Texture Writer, participants will gain hands-on experience creating their own work.
Thursday, January 24 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Jim Munroe
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Binary Solo
Discover how binary code works, and take a deeper look at the political implications of using digits to store and transmit messages for people. Decode a famous binary solo, work with Arduino, and think critically about the social effects of the assumptions built into early computer systems.
Saturday, February 2 | 1-6pm
Instructor: Phil Schleihauf
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Making Art with Electronics
Do you want to learn to make interactive work, sound art, electronic music, kinetic sculptures, robots, wearable technology, and more? Join us to learn the basics of simple circuits, logic gates, and electronic components, developed specifically for artists making art.
Tuesday, February 5 & 12 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Galen Macdonald
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Building Soft Circuits & Sensors
In this introductory workshop on wearable technology Lee Jones will teach the basics of circuit building and sewing with conductive thread. Join us to learn tools and techniques that you can use to start building interactive projects with soft sensors.
Saturday, February 9 & 16 | 1-4pm
Instructor: Lee Jones
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Atari Punk Console
Make your own DIY sound synthesizer! Learn about the 555 chip, practice your soldering and circuit building skills, and make some old school sounds with the Atari Punk Console!
Tuesday, February 26 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Tess Sutherland
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Intro to 3D Printing
Do you want to get started with 3D printing? This introductory workshop will introduce artists to the process and will consider some unconventional creative uses. Learn how to make and prepare simple 3D models, perform basic maintenance and troubleshooting, and consider how to approach your own project ideas.
Tuesday, March 12 & 19 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Andre Markovic
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Bio-Sonifications: Non-Human Collaborations
Collaborate sonically with the non-human organisms around you. Learn how to build a MIDI Bio-sonification Module & experiment with the sounds of plants, fungi, and other organisms.
Saturday, March 23 & 30 | 1-4pm
Instructor: Tosca Teran
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Lightning In A Bottle: Mixed Reality Animation
In this advanced workshop, learn how to use 6DoF ("six degrees of freedom") controllers – wands you can move in 3D space – to integrate volumetric drawing and modeling experiments into game engines and 3D animation packages.
Saturday, April 6 & 13 | 1-4pm
Instructor: Nick Fox-Gieg
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Scavenge, Fold, Manipulate: Sampling the Ghost in the Machine
In this master class with artist Tasman Richardson, learn the methods for seeking, capturing and sorting glitches from CRT rescanning, Atari voltage manipulation, and cross wiring video to audio channels for applications in installation art, live visualizations, audio/video compositions, and more.
Tuesday, April 9 & 16 | 7-10pm
Instructor: Tasman Richardson
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Javascript DigiPet
Join us for an introduction to javascript datatypes and methods. In this workshop participants will learn how to use javascript intervals to create a digital pet that eats and digest food, gives compliments, tells jokes, and occasionally catches food poisoning. How long can your keep yours alive?
Saturday, April 20 | 1-4pm
Instructor: Stuart Sackler
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Join the IA community as a studio member to gain 24/7 access to our 800 square foot production studio, make connections with artists, designers, and engineers, and receive workshop discounts at InterAccess and other arts organizations across the city. Several membership packages are available. To see what membership is right for you, visit

Join us to see what people are making or bring along your own project to work on in our studio, every Wednesday evening. Staff and community members are onsite to provide project help or a tour of the facility. Bring works in progress, or just come hang out with other community members! No registration necessary, attendance is always free.
Every Wednesday, 7-10pm

There are five steps up to our front entrance. Once inside all facilities are on the same level, and there is a single-user washroom inside the unit. We are currently working to improve the accessibility of all facilities and hope to be able to provide barrier-free access in the future.

For full details on all programming, visit our website at


About InterAccess

Founded in 1983, InterAccess is a non-profit gallery, educational facility, production studio, and festival dedicated to emerging practices in art and technology. Our programs support art forms that integrate technology, fostering and supporting the full cycle of art and artistic practice through education, production, and exhibition. InterAccess is regarded as a preeminent Canadian arts and technology centre.

950 Dupont Street, Unit 1
Toronto ON M6H 1Z2

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