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Artengine's Open Workshop - Intro to Laser Cutting


Thursday, 17 July 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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***NOTE: You are only needing to book a spot in ONE of the workshops, not both***



This workshop will focus on how to get started with the zing 30 watt laser cutter.  We will touch on every thing from the types of files you can print, the preferences in printing, what materials to print with, and how to access the laser at Artengine.

  **tickets released 7pm July 10th**


With more and more avenues for creative expression with techno tools we know that artists are bubbling with new ideas for these new tools. Our most active and clever community members want to help you get started!

Our new Open Workshops are designed to share information with the cultural community about everything and anything you might be interested in. Get your basics in soldering or learn about Google Sketch Up and then come to the Mod Lab and build a new interactive circuit or use the 3D printer to bring your design to life.

These workshops are not about being an expert, but about sharing ideas about how we make things, so come out and try your hand because we want to build things together!


Have questions about Artengine's Open Workshop - Intro to Laser Cutting? Contact Artengine

When & Where

M76 Lab, Artscourt
2 Daly Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6E2

Thursday, 17 July 2014 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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The success of the creative economy depends on the vision of its artists. At the fringes of mainstream feature films and television commercials, there is video and performance art. At the edges of mainstream music, there are audio-visual festivals taking audiences to their sensory limits. On the margins of engineering, there are do-it-yourself makers and Hackers. And so on.

More than any other sector, at the very heart of the creative economy, media artists engage with new technologies with a sense of play. Inspired by the powerful possibilities afforded by new technologies, media artists open up to new ways of thinking about, of doing technology. The stuff of Media Arts today encompasses online communities, game play, distributed and open source technology development, mixed or augmented reality experience, assistive technologies, cyborg bodies, and other as yet unimagined territories of invention.

From the very small DIY projects, to the spectacular events altering our sensorium, to virtual communities of technologists and creators, the Media Arts today remind us of technology's potential to elicit wonder. They are where technology – and human beings – come to play.

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