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Open Source Feeds

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Social feeds are fundamental to how we communicate on the web. Private companies host these services in exchange for our time, but this model often results in misalignment between platform and user. This Fact Craft workshop provides tools and guidance for you to download your social graph and then create new feeds however you like. After...

Saturday Nov 4th, 1pm

In the Middle of Things: The Poetics of Archival Praxis

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

“…The job of the poet is to tell the truth. An archive of poetics is an archive of the truth, or an account from the point of view of thousands of contributors of what the truth has been at various times, in various contexts, various definitions of the truth.” – Steven Taylor This Fact Craft workshop is an experiment of truth-telling....

Thursday Nov 16th, 7pm

Physical Computing with Arduino

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

The Arduino is a small, cheap microcontroller that you can program with your home computer through a USB connection. It can read analog information from our world (light, temperature, motion, pressure, volume, etc), and use that data to respond in any way you choose. It can also act as the “conductor” of a symphony of varied electrical devices-...

$80

Suminagashi: Japanese Marbling Psychedelia

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This workshop will reveal the secrets of suminagashi (floating water) an ancient japanese technique of paper marbling in which a floating multicolored design is created and manipulated on a liquid surface to be later transferred onto paper (or any other fiber). This discipline of marbling employs simple ingredients like ink and water to create one-of-a-kind...

$60

Femme Mâché: Under Construction

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

As part of our ongoing Fact Craft series, this workshop invites participants to deconstruct and reconstruct a variety of clickbait articles, dense academic texts, recognizable images, topical poems and songs, images, art pieces, and more. Through carefully curated text and guided conversation, participants will dive into the process through...

$25

Wilderness Exploration on Governors Island

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Cross the Buttermilk Channel and explore the wilderness areas of Governors Island with urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. Although largely developed with forts, houses, lawns, churches, and mini-golf courses, the island is also a wilderness area home to numerous plants, pollinators, and nesting birds. The island’s abandoned pier has the only nesting...

$50

Altered States: Augmented Reality (AR) and the Politics

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Whose stories dominate urban memory? Who is “allowed” to participate in the process of placemaking? How do we construct alternative modes of engaging with a public space? Locative media, or location-aware interactive environments or technologies, include everything from mobile games to responsive installations to maps that use geospatial data....

$70

Lock Picking: Open-Source Security

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Expect everything to be covered from home locks to handcuffs…padlocks to a lockbox. In this class, we will start with a bit of history of Locking mechanisms, then evolution of design, followed by hands-on tutorial and plenty of interactive practice. Each person gets equipment to practice on in class. And everyone will open a bunch of locks…Guaranteed....

$65

Indigo Dye with Bassen Technique

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Indigo has a history that goes back 6,200 years ago. Many cultures found the blue pigments in their local plants and developed distinctive techniques of fermenting the plants to make dye vats. This class focuses on Japanese indigo and introduces two unique types: Sukumo, a centuries-old fermented indigo dye, and Yamato Indigo, a simplified blend of...

$70

The Single Panel Cartoon

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Cartoons have been voices of dissent and expressions of the comedic from the emergence of political satire caricatures in the 1880’s to the present day. The focus of this course is on the single panel cartoon. As opposed to the comic strip, a single panel pairs word and image in a succinct frame and is typically embedded within other print content...

$60

Weaving to Code, Coding to Weave

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Learn the history and basic practices of weaving as a way to understand the binary system and its importance in computer programming. Participants will take part in weaving and coding activities throughout three sessions that intertwine the relationship between craft and digital work. Basic techniques of cloth weaving using a simple vertical loom...

$40

3 sessions

Collected Images: Collage + The Book Form

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Use collage and mixed media techniques to transform your own collected material into an artist book. Through examining, re-organizing, and manipulating imagery, collage presents a language through which to imagine and realize alternate worlds and relations.  Following a comprehensive introduction to collage and mixed media practices, class participants...

$200

2 sessions

Polyrhythm I: Everyone is a Drummer

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

“A simple definition of a polyrhythm is two or more rhythms played simultaneously. While this definition is basically correct, usually when we speak of polyrhythms we are talking about a more specific relationship between two rhythms. Normally a polyrhythm gives the impression of one musical pulse being superimposed or played against another. In...

$185

4 sessions

Monoprinting

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This 4-hour course will explore methods of monoprinting, or the practice of making unique prints. Students will be introduced to basic techniques of hand-printing – printing that does not require a press and can easily be done at home. Practices will include stamping, texture-transfer, photocopy transfer, stenciling, and reductive/additive painting...

$75

Loving Blackness

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

During the Loving Blackness workshop, participants will interrogate the centuries-old “alternative fact” of blackness as inherently criminal and otherwise pathological. Grounded in bell hooks’ argument that loving blackness can be political resistance, the workshop uses reading, writing, and dialogue-based activities to explore ideas about blackness...

Free