Sensing the Body Coding & Arduino Workshop

Date: Thursday 5 March, 2-4pm, FREE
Location: Watermans, 40 High Street, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0DS

Computational Design Richard Colson, subject leader of our MA/MSc Computational Designcourse, will lead a a coding and arduino workshop entitled 'Sensing the Body', at Watermans.

With the growing popularity of wearable technologies, this free workshop aims to help you assess some of the possibilities around body data. It will begin by providing some examples of how you can use data from the body in interactive project work.

The workshop will include demonstrations of proximity sensors, computer vision (OpenCV) and the Kinect.


Topics will include:

  • Reading sensor values via a serial port with the Arduino
  • Using the Kinect in OpenFrameworks and Processing
  • Bring your own laptop with Processing and Arduino installed or use one of ours
  • Install XCode (Apple) or CodeBlocks (PC) and Openframeworks

About Richard Colson
Richard Colson is author of the Fundamentals of Digital Art and Subject Leader for MA/MSc Computational Design at Ravensbourne. He has exhibited his interactive projects at Deluxe Arts, Watermans, Level39, the NOW Gallery and in Rio de Janeiro. Contact details:

All welcome. Please email to book your place.

More information here.