What do machine learning, visual art, and motion capture have in common?
Come find out at this workshop! We will first write some code to record skeleton movement with a Kinect or perceptron neuron suit. Then we will record multiple people doing the same gestures. We will then use a python machine learning library to “learn” these gestures, and finally write simple sketches that are triggered by the gestures we taught to the machine.
Kat Sullivan, Brooklyn based artist who is interested in the intersection between movement and technology. Working with a variety of mediums, she looks for ways movement and technology can form relationships rather than simply share a space.
5:30pm – optional setup verification (to check your laptop is up and running and you have the right programs installed)
6pm – 9:30pm: workshop
1. Record and label our movements using the Kinect and Processing
2. Use a classifier to teach our computers how to identify our movements
3. Trigger something fun with our movements!
Level: Introduction – Medium
Windows computer preferably, Mac will be also fine for this class. Don’t forget a charger. Setup instructions will be sent out to you two days before the class. Please make sure you are all set before the class.
Where is Brooklyn Research located?
We are on the 6th floor of the old Pfizer Building, at 630 Flushing Avenue, but the main entrance is at 28 Tompkins Avenue. The building is easily accessible from the G train (Flushing Ave station) and from the J/M trains (Flushing Ave station).
What do I need to bring?
Please come with your Windows laptop and charger.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
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What’s the refund policy?
Purchases are 100% refundable up until 7 days before the event. If you decide you cannot go after the refund deadline, you can transfer your ticket to someone else but you must let us know by email at email@example.com