Hosted by Phil Schleihauf, this workshop will be part of a series of workshops hosted by Little Dada
In this workshop, we’re going to talk about volts and empowerment. We’ll figure out how a resistor can stop our LEDs from dramatically burning up (ok we’ll burn a few first), and what we resisting looks like in a world of technology and surveillance.
After we make some LED throwies for fun and civil disobedience, we’ll use a mechanical switching device called a relay to make weird sounds, run simple computer logic, and turn off the kettle when the water temperature is *just right* for tea.
These low-tech concepts are building blocks for understanding all kinds of technology, and the policies and politics affecting us around it. They could also be the building blocks for your next DIY project – a USB data blocker for safely charging your phone? A pirate AM radio morse code transmitter? We’ll bring both for inspiration.
About the Instructor
Phil Schleihauf is a queer artist, facilitator, and recovering software developer, thinking about how to challenge cultural narratives that touch their own experiences. After 10 years in the startup and tech industry, Phil attended the School For Poetic Computation in NYC, and has since focused on art and education. Phil is the director of Ones and Zeros, an organization making artist-run workshops on computers and electronics, taught gently, with a focus on creativity.
About Make Friends
Make Friends is a monthly free workshop series connecting creative people in Toronto who are curious about technology, art, education, and making things. Each month, we bring together experts and self directed researchers to share knowledge with the community on a variety of subjects, from issues of Internet security and crypto currency, to bio hacking and programming. Join us for discussion, snacks and collaboration on the last Thursday of every month at TinEye (223 Queen Street East).
If you’re interested in sharing your expertise with the community on something you’re passionate about, reach out to us at email@example.com to pitch a workshop idea!
Thanks to our Sponsors
Make Friends is hosted at the offices of TinEye, with financial support from MAKELAB. Thanks for supporting free programming for exploring topics in technology.
If you want to support Make Friends, reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.