Workshop organizers will provide basic network infrastructure and internet access. They will not, in general, provide computers or other equipment needed to carry out projects. However, they will be ready to help you out with the resources available in their laboratories.
The NUMEDIART Lab was inaugurated in July 2010, with the goal of providing researchers with a “full digital” environment for testing digital art technologies in realistic performance conditions.
It is also used for teaching digital art technology at the Bachelor and Master level, and as a rehearsal space for performances and concerts.
The lab is equipped with:
- 1 state-of-the-art optical mocap system, Qualysis, with 11 cameras, enabling the mocap of several subjects at the same time in a 4mx4m area, with a precision under the mm, using retroreflective markers
- 1 inertial motion capture system (IGS-190, Animazoo) for the capture of full body squeletons without cameras
- 3 ramps of light projectors connected to a 24 DMX controller with a MIDI interface
- 1 10-klumen HD multimedia projector with a short-throw lens and a large 6m x 4m screen
- 5 lightweight multimedia projectors
- 1 3D HD multimedia projector with 10 pairs of active 3D glasses
- 2 Dell S500wi and 1 Dell S300 short-trow projectors
- Industry-grade infrared and stereo cameras from Videre and ImagingSource
- 10 Microsoft Xbox Kinect and 2 Asus Xtion PRO LIVE cameras with in-house multi-camera tracking software
- 1 wireless IGS-190 Mocap suit, with 19 inertial, magnetic and gyroscopic sensors, connected to MotionBuilder
- 1 faceLAB 5 face and eye tracking system (by SeeingMachines, Inc)
- 1 7-IR camera OptiTrack facial capture system
- 50 in-house wireless inertial, magnetic and gyroscopic sensors, coupled with skeleton tracking software
- 1 8.1 sound installation (by Far Audio) with a 32-channel Yamaha digital mixing console
- 1 Godin Multiac Nylon SA and 1 sunburst Line6 Variax 300 (vintage) hexaphonic guitars, 1 Yamaha drumset, and 1 Yamaha P90 digital piano
- USB HID devices: 1 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator 3D mouse, 1 Contour Design ShuttlePRO v2 jog wheel, 2 Novint Falcon force-feedback joysticks (relic), several Wacom tablets, 1 19-inch 3M C1968PW multitouch screen (vintage)
- Apple Macbook Pros and Mac Minis running PureData, Cycling’74 Max/MSP, EyesWeb (collaboration with Informus Lab at University of Genova) and so on…
- Apple iPads, iPods Touch
- 4 HD TVs mounted on mobile stands with wheels
- Tridim structures for remote installations and exhibitions
Fab Lab Mons
Fab labs provide widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). CBA assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. Fab labs fall between these extremes, comprising roughly fifty thousand dollars in equipment and materials that can be used today to do what will be possible with tomorrow’s personal fabricators.
Fab labs share core capabilities, so that people and projects can be shared across them. Mons’ Fab lab is equipped with:
- 3 3D printers, 1 Dimension Elite (203x203x305mm) and 2 Ultimaker 2 (230x225x205mm)
- 1 computer-controlled lasercutter, Cyborg LS-1080-K (1000x800mm – 150 W), for press-fit assembly of 3D structures from 2D parts
- 1 larger numerically-controlled milling machine, HEIZ High-Z S-1400 (1400x800x110mm) , for making furniture- (and house-) sized parts
- 1 Roland CAMM-1 Servo GX-24 (584x25mm) signcutter, to produce printing masks, flexible circuits, and antennas
- 1 HEIZ High-Z S-720 (720x420x110mm) precision (micron resolution) milling machine to make three-dimensional molds and surface-mount circuit boards
- 1 3D scanning software, Artec, and 10 Kinects
- Programming tools for low-cost high-speed embedded processors
More information concerning Mons’ Fab lab can be found here.
Participants can be connected to local-area network(s) using wireless (802.11b/g/n) or wired connection (over Ethernet switches). Local network(s) will have access to the Internet via a 100 Mbps link. Participants who will be using wired connection are kindly asked to bring their own Ethernet (RJ45) cables, as limited number of cables will be provided by the organizers.
In general, we aim to run a paperless workshop as much as possible, and we encourage the electronic exchange of all documents. One medium-capacity network printer will be provided for the really necessary printouts.