Register for workshops in Beatmaking or Wearable Electronics

DFM For Everyone! Detroit Future Media (DFM) is opening up a select number of media making workshops to the public.

These workshops are offered on an individual basis and have a limited number of seats. Seats will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

If you are a interested in dipping your toes in Beatmaking or Wearable Electronics, this is your chance to explore and experiment with DFM's network of teaching artists. Come join the DFM fun and learn some sweet media making skills while investigating the possibilities of how media can contribute to a more just, creative and collaborative world.

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All workshops extend over a four week period. Childcare is free and provided upon request. Seats are limited so register today!

Beatmaking ($240)

4/8/13 – 5/3/13, Mondays & Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
instructor: Ben Christensen
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: April 1, 2013

In this class students will learn how to construct beats using a variety of software programs and become familiar with universal principles of beatmaking. Students will learn a variety of musical concepts to help make their beats effective tools for positive social change. Hardware demonstrations (using drum machine, samplers and sequencers) will reinforce beatmaking concepts, and class discussions will revolve around how we can use our music to make our community a more just, creative and collaborative one.

Wearable Electronics ($160)

5/6/13 – 5/31/13, Thursdays @ 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
instructor: Micha Cárdenas
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 1, 2013

Participants in this workshop will be able to imagine and create mesh networked wearable electronics prototypes of devices to increase their community autonomy, which includes safety. They will begin to understand electronics, to be able to see how all the electronics objects around them function. From there, they will imagine an electronic garment with a useful function, design and create it. Participants will also gain an idea of the politics of fashion. Ultimately, participants will gain an understanding of community based responses to violence and how different technologies may help facilitate them.

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