December 2013 Meetup: Art & Tech Showcase

Come to our December meetup for sneak peaks of new work, live demos, and behind the scenes insight by four artists experimenting at the intersection of art and technology!

Featuring:

César Munhoz

Adam Lenz

Adam Lenz is an instructor of Video Production and Game Design at the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts and Design, where he teaches Processing as an introduction to coding. He is also one of two resident VJs for the Drum and Bass act, Torque, and for Bass Line Research.

Topic: SyKick and SyCatch is a VJ collaboration tool, created to allow VJs to work together whilst free-styling visualizations for musical accompaniment. It leverages the Syphon Framework, OSX’s internet sharing, and a single data cable to send video frames from one computer to another, allowing VJs to build a more in-depth visualization for the music.

David Thomas Moran

David Thomas Moran is a documentary photographer, game designer and digital media artist. The subject of much of his creative work currently is public, street life, pedestrianism, the mobility of individuals and communities and urban/suburban design in the Greater Orlando metropolitan region.

Topic: #DangerousbyDesign – Gaming Hostile Urban Landscapes Through Play: Smart Phone technology has created new opportunities for critical play in the 21st century transforming city streets into real-world game environments. Players can now interact with one another and their surroundings simultaneously online in the virtual world and offline in the physical, urban landscape. Such location-based gaming has the transformative potential to creatively and systemically engage players with the urban design of their communities. Urban, mobile games can serve as playful, community tools to collaboratively help identify existing design problems/structural barriers as well potential solutions to bring about needed changes. The Transit Interpretation Project (TrIP) and @DeadQuareWalking are two examples of conceptual urban, mobile games/ location-based games.

Nathan Selikoff is an award-winning artist and programmer based in Orlando, Florida. Recently, he was one of a small group of developers to launch apps for the new Leap Motion Controller, a futuristic 3-d motion control technology for computing. He is also the founder of Processing Orlando, a bi-monthly meetup for artists interested in using technology, and provides freelance graphics programming and technical direction services through his company, Digital Awakening Studios.

Topic: Nathan will be sharing a work in progress audio-visual sculpture that will hopefully be deployed on a Raspberry Pi using openFrameworks, an exciting combination that opens up the rPi’s powerful GPU to artists and designers through the popular creative coding C++ framework.

What: Processing Orlando Meetup: Art & Tech Showcase
When: Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 from 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: Envy Labs618 E South St, Suite 620, Orlando, FL 32801

This event is free and open to the public. Envy Labs is located in the GAI building on S Summerlin Ave and E South St in Orlando’s Thornton Park neighborhood. There is a free parking garage at the bottom of the building with plenty of spots. After you enter the building, take the elevator upstairs to Envy Labs on the 6th floor.

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