Hands-On Tangible Interfaces: CDM + New Work City Hackday

Hosted by Coworking Community NYC

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Check out futuristic tangible digital interfaces for music, motion, art, and the Web, using tagged physical objects, augmented reality, and motion tracking technology. Or, if you’re brave enough, make your own - joining hackers around the world.

A global hackday for tangible interfaces, computer vision, and creative use of OSC/LusidOSC, featuring the open-source, free, multi-platform Trackmate project developed at the MIT Media Lab

Saturday, June 6, 11:00am - 9:30pm Eastern time (GMT-4)
- Hacking 11-7 for coders and makers
- Party 7-9:30 for everyone

Why Internet Week New York:
A week-long festival celebrating NYC’s Internet industry, in the home city of CDM and New Work City

Where (physical):
In NYC’s SoHo at the coworking space New Work City (directions), in-person hacking and a party for everyone

Where (virtual):
Around the world with interested inventors, musicians, visualists, makers, and technologists like you, with live text chat, video streams, and shared code, with NYC as the hub of work all around the planet all week. Join in as an individual or at a hacklab event; stay tuned here for details.

More details:
In an open hackday for coders and makers, we expand the notion of digital software interfaces into the three-dimensional physical world. Using tangible objects and webcam tracking, we’ll work with the open-source Trackmate project and LusidOSC framework developed by the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab. We’ll experiment with new interfaces for music, live and interactive visuals, and the Web, as hackers attending try their own hardware and software projects. By the end of the day, we should have a collection of tangible interface projects. Participants should have a background in Java or Processing; for the complete project, check our site for a required bill of materials.

During the day, we’ll get together and make interfaces. Then, everyone will be welcome to come check out the results and learn how to make their own projects at a party in the evening. We’ll have live music and visual play with the new interfaces, plus a bit of Guitar Hero / music games to blow off steam.

Live global hacking: 11a-7p (arrive promptly for a quick mini-workshop / demo)
Party: 7-9:30p

Hosted with the websites http://createdigitalmusic.com and http://createdigitalmotion.com , which will provide online tutorials and Internet chat/video participation for creative hackers worldwide.