With today's modern technology -- LEDs, servomotors, motion sensors, speakers, and more -- artwork can incorporate elements of light, sound, and motion for dramatic effects.
Author and educator Simon Quellen Field has developed a primer for creative individuals looking for new ways to express themselves though electronically enhanced art.
Following step-by-step examples of basic circuitry and programming, readers can develop the skills necessary to enhance their works of art.
The book also features art projects to try, including a bouquet of glowing flowers, an LED metronome, a talking computer, a sessile robot, and a simple wheeled robot.
A variety of artistic works created by Field's students and based on these open-ended lessons are also included to provide creative sparks for the readers.
For those interested in programming their circuits, Field explores the basics of Energia, a free software package, and provides simple programs to create flashing light patterns, computer controlled motors, and LCD text displays.