Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Email Format
Close

On Thia Day On My Word...


2019 - Historical Cooking Books – 38 in a series – A new system of domestic cookery : formed upon principles of economy and adapted to the use of private families (1850) by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell
2017 - Pied Shag (Phalacrocorax varius), New Zealand via Instagram
2017 - Life in the trenches, Life-size Diorama, The Great War Exhibition, Wellington, New Zealand via Instagram
2016 - Valli dei Templi via Instagram [Photo]
2016 - Early Morning, Leeds City Markets, Leeds UK via Instagram [Photo]
2016 - Carry nature with you with these “Fern in the Forest” products and more. 20% Off All Items Today
2015 - Bronze sculpture Getty Villa #getty #gettyvilla #art #sculpture #statue #malibu #california #museum #outdoors via Instagram [Photo]
2015 - Getty Villa #getty #gettyvilla #architecture #roman #garden #pond #design #outdoors #museum #california #malibu via Instagram [Photo]
2014 - Video: A Day on the Santa Monica Mountains – Photo Montage
2014 - Photos: A Day in the Santa Monica Mountains



Home > California, Event, LA, Los Angeles, Science, Technology > Event: Technology: Third Eye Workshop at Machine Project

Event: Technology: Third Eye Workshop at Machine Project

October 13th, 2012

Looking to get your geek on? What better way than to build you own “third eye” personal proximity detector.

From the Machine Project web site…

Third eye

Third Eye Workshop

Sunday, October 21st
10am to 4pm

Instructors: Tim Perkis and Sara Roberts.

Non-Members: $75
Members: $65

Register on the Machine Project web site

What if you could see if someone was behind you, feel how close they are to you? Would that change your notion of the borders of your body, change the kind of social interactions you have with people, open up new possibilities for group games and sports?

In the Third_Eye Workshop each participant will build and take home a 3rd_eye, a small device that can be clipped on a headband, hat or cap. The third_eye uses infrared light to sense your proximity to people or objects and buzzes more vigorously the closer they are. (Often people quickly forget they are wearing them and just incorporate them as a new sense, going from thinking “this thing is buzzing on my neck” to simply “someone is behind me” in less than an hour. )

First we’ll build the devices, a relatively simple process in which you’ll learn to solder and do simple electronic assembly. Then we’ll play with these gizmos in group improvisations and games. Participants should bring a headband, hat, or cap so they can wear their 3rd_eye comfortably.

Tim is an electronic musician who has worked for over 25 years with computer networks and improvisation; he is also a filmmaker (Noisy People, 2006)

Sara is into exploring sound and human dynamics with non-expert groups of people. Her best known tool is the “earbies”, a set of 50 handheld loop recorders. She teaches in Experimental Sound Practices at Cal Arts.

third eye ps2020 from tim perkis on Vimeo.

Categories: California, Event, LA, Los Angeles, Science, Technology Tags:
Comments are closed.