SUNY New Paltz Graphic Design BFA Thesis Show 2020

Interact: Electronics for Artists

Kristen Van Aken

Interact is a comprehensive guide to help artists begin to use electronics in their artwork. The kit is mailed to the subscriber’s door with everything they need including clay, a guide booklet, a programmable Arduino circuit board as well as various other electronic components. The first kit teaches a simple but important lesson on how to program a button to turn on a light. In the video tutorial, subscribers learn the basics of electronics, concepts behind interactive art and the basics of C++ code. With interactive art becoming more prevalent in museums and galleries, Interact inspires artists to try embedding electronics into their creative practice.