A programmable I/O module and sensors are one of key technical factors for creating interactive works in the field of media art and design. However, beginners are confronted with difficulties because of lack of basic knowledge and experience of them. We researched a basic learning program for media art and design using an I/O module and sensor technology. The main subject in this program is to create an interactive media installation to give the audience a new experience in communicating with physical things or phenomena. We developed the original kit that includes an I/O module, sensors, switches, motor, and an original circuit board for connecting components. The kit enables learners to execute interactive installations without soldering and knowledge of electronics. Our program and kit can be used not only in class in universities and colleges but also in intensive workshops.
- Taeko Ariga, Japan, Department of Information & Media, Doshisha Women’s College
- Koichi Mori, Japan, Department of Information & Media, Doshisha Women’s College
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