Join us at Mesh and enjoy stories from
Morten Hjerde (@LightThinking) and Aral Balkan (@aral)
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1. Morten Hjerde talks about how to kickstart developing an iPhone gadget
(riftlabs.com - intelligent light)
What’s the story?
Rift Labs was started by Morten Hjerde. Morten takes a lot of
photographs, but he is an engineer and product guy at his core. Morten
has a background developing hardware and software for many years, and
the last few years focusing on User Experience. About a year ago he
started working on an idea for better photographic lights. Most
current photographic lights are basically glorified light bulbs.
Granted, some of them are really nice, but is this all there is to it?
Using embedded electronics and microprocessor programming, he set out
to explore ways to create a different kind of light. A light that
would go where the current lights could not go. Exploring the
possibility and feasibility of actual digital light. Light that could
be pushed and tweaked like you push and tweak the pixels on your
The development has been going on for a year and we now have a first
prototype codenamed “Floyd”. It is a platform device, meaning it can
connect to other devices, and its software can be upgraded to add
features and functionality in the future. It is built to be tweakable
Floyd is developed in the open. Photographers can suggest and discuss
features. Other developers can contribute and/or hack it.
2. Aral Balkan. (aralbalkan.com)
Presents Grab Magic
@aral is a designer, developer, author, teacher, entrepreneur, and
performer; a Renaissance Geek with a passion for designing user
experiences and a desire to make the world a better place through
technology and oratory. These days he's organizing the Update
conference as part of the Brighton Digital Festival and makes iPhone
apps like his critically-acclaimed Feathers.
We want to show the diversity of the Cocoa community in Oslo by trying an App Show and tell concept. Members of the community get 10 minutes to present their App/Company. Please give feedback on this idea or suggestions for apps/companies. Send an email to André, Johannes or Karl Erik