The Vancouver Creative Technology Meetup is a group of people who use technology for creative expression. We gather monthly to share ideas, get inspired, and build our community. We're interested in learning about technology and art, finding inspiration and collaborators, and getting help and feedback on our projects.
This group originated as a Processing meetup established by Jesse Scott as part of the Processing Cities Project.
After a nice summer break, we're now returning to our normal routine. Except this meetup will be anything but normal. Curious?
One of my favourite things about sharing projects with the VCT community has been opening up tech demos to live audience participation. Samm Cooper and I thought, why not make participation the focus of the presentation instead of a regular talk? Thus was born: Creative Code Charlie Foxtrot.
Creative Code Charlie Foxtrot is an open source experiment occurring in real-time; a collaborative creation of digital art using Samm Cooper's open-source technology called "Loopin". The mission is for a group of people to simultaneously design, develop, tune and colour an evolving, unique video artwork rendered on multiple screens.
C3F is a participatory event, requiring the skills and minds of the Vancouver Creative Technology community. However, the experiment is accessible to participants of all skill levels. GLSL coding chops are not required! All you need to participate is a smartphone or tablet, and you can contribute.
This event is inspired by Niel McLaren's previous creative coding relays, but adds a new level of parallelism and orthogonality. To my knowledge, no experiment of this type has ever been attempted (though if you know of anything, let me know!).
It will certainly be unprecedented, psychedelic, educational, historical and totally scientific. All results will be open source and shared afterwards.
We'll provide non-alcoholic drinks, snacks and other goodies. Hope to see you there!
7:30pm - Doors open, members can mingle
7:45pm - Facebook livestream starts,
8:00pm - Experiment begins, coders start generating art
9:00pm - Experiment ends
9:15pm - 9:45pm - Q&A, Post-experiment wrap-up