Ivana Dama is an artist and researcher currently working and living in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Arts and Architecture in the Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities department. Her art practice includes audio-video installations, robotics and web projects, as well as music performances. Her work focuses on themes of sound and space ranging from microscopic, architectural and satellite scale.
Ivana's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Ages 13 - 17
Jul 25 - 29, 2022
Robotics and Art: Exploring Ambient Interfaces
This teen workshop is a practical exploration of electronic sensors, processors and actuators in the context of interactive art and design. Each teen gains an understanding of electricity, circuit design, mechanisms, sensors, actuators, microcontroller programming, custom interface design and integrating electronics with software. The course is structured around a series of tutorials and exercises, culminating in a final project. Open-source hardware and software (Arduino) will be taught along with the fundamentals of electronic circuitry.
Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.
Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.
Photography students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography and digital image processing. New Media students have advanced skills and knowledge of video, multimedia, coding or animation. Students are self-motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.
Aug 1 - 5, 2022
Ambient Interfaces: from Digital to Physical
This workshop is a practical and conceptual exploration of electronic sensors, processors and actuators in the context of interactive art and design. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts related to the design and fabrication of objects, emphasizing the combination of computational and mechanical tools to design, develop, refine and construct physical forms. Students create “responsive systems” that respond to conditions of the human body, data, networks and the environment. Emphasis is given to the development of creative projects (individual or collaborative), followed by an iterative implementation process (planning, prototyping, testing, analyzing and refining).