Dis-Repair Workshop with Rob Duarte

Presented by The Media Archeology Lab and the Unstable Design Lab

Thursday, Apr 20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ATLAS BTU Lab (located in room 113)

Event Details

In this workshop with visiting artist/researcher Rob Duarte, you will learn how to hack broken and outdated mice and keyboards to create new ways of physically interacting with computers!

You’ll use low-tech methods to create sensors that allow users to control games by punching, create computer music by twisting knobs, or manipulate a video projection my moving objects on a table–all without programming microcontrollers.  

We’ll talk about the political ideology built into all user interfaces and experiment with creating interfaces that are confrontational, poetic, or user-unfriendly. 

Rob Duarte (RobDuarte.com) is an Assistant Professor in Art at the Florida State University and Director of the REBOOT Laboratory at FSU’s Facility for Arts Research. Through his sculptures and installations, he works to bring to the surface the political components of technology. 

Space is limited, click here to RSVP.