My December readings

During this month of December 2011, I spent some time learning more about Physical Computing and the related topic Embedded systems.

Here are the two books I found great:

  • The first is the reference in the domain of physical computing for artists: Physical computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers. It is a very good reading to get started with connecting sensors and actuators to multimedia computers.
  • The second is a book about PIC micro-controllers:Designing embedded systems with PIC microcontrollers. It requires a little more scientific background, and is not specifically written for artists, but it is a thorough introduction to the world of micro-controllers.

I am going to include more physical computing studies in the course I teach in the "Multimedia Master - Music & Sound track", at the University of Franche-Comté. I'll let you know about that, in 2012!

Happy new year!

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