Creating Digital Art, Music, and Animations
Abstract: Participants in this workshop will create art, animations, and music using a computer. The activities incorporate computational thinking– the art of developing a solution in a form that can be implemented by a computer. The workshop will also introduce new compositional media tools recently incorporated into Snap!, a block programming language that is an extension of Scratch developed at the University of California at Berkeley. These computational media tools enable users to create art and manipulate images by creating tools similar to Instagram filters. TuneScope is another digital composition tool that will be introduced through the workshop. TuneScope is a digital tool designed to create sound effects and music on a computer. It combines a sound analysis and synthesis tool with “Snap!”. Participants will have the opportunity to create a Karaoke machine and a Drum Machine,, and use them to compose music by coding rhythms. Participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to see music, art, and animations created by students using these tools. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their creations with one another.