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LornaLAB : Electronic and interactive art. Hafnarhús, Saturday, 24 September, 1 – 5 p.m.

LornaLabLornaLAB in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum offers a series of workshops in its program of events. The second workshop is moderated by Sigrun Harðardottir visual artist and Jesper Petersen, composer. Both are teaches at The Iceland Academy of The Arts.

The topic of the workshop this time is introduction to artistic use of sensor driven interfaces in context of art. The basic functionality of the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform will be used with special emphasis on sensors and the integration with visual programming environment Pd (PureData). Participants will bring their own laptops and can download Pd-extended free from the web . No prior experience with programming is expected. Participants can borrow or buy Arduino at the workshop as long as they are available and they can borrow sensors. Participants are encourage to bring their own equipment .

Arduino has gained popularity as an easy to use and accessible tool for artists to control peripherals, sensors and other hardware. Arduino is a inexpensive open-source microcontroller and its software can be downloaded for free at:,

Pd is an open-source visual programming environment for multimedia and interactive art created by Miller Puckett um 1990. Pd often used as live performance tool in music among others. For the workshop we will be using Pd-extended that can be downloaded here:

LornaLAB is a newly founded (late summer 2010) forum for the creative use of technology. Its current function is information, resource and inspiration sharing which has taken the form of lectures, fieldtrips and workshops in its short life to date. Among its members are industrial designers, art theorists, computer scientists, AI researchers, music theorists and new media artists to name a few. For further information visit:

The workshop is free of charge and open to everyone.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 06.21.2015