• Open Access Publishing Frameworks, Color Spaces and Legal Basics for Creatives
    Hi Creative Technologists! Sorry for the long radio silence but we're back this month with another great line up for Denver Creative Tech. We'll be back at the Commons on Champa this month with a diverse line up from Publishing to Color Schemes to Legal for your Creative Projects. We're still looking for exhibitors for this month and next month's meetups so if you have some new projects to share, we'd love to hear from you. This month's presenters: Isaac Linder is a systems designer and itinerant technologist based in Denver. He will speak about Open Access publishing frameworks and his role as an editor at the online quarterly, continent., which traverses art, philosophy, media-studies, and biopolitics. Bishop Zareh will speak about color schemes and how color saturates our life experiences and creative professions. He will offer practical tips for color use in design, programming and live performance, as well as a broader context that might make you question just how strange reality is. Diane Wolfson is a lawyer at Hatch Ray Olsen Sandberg Lawyers in Denver. She will offer us some basic help with contracts for creative projects as well as info on IP rights and management. Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations Looking forward to seeing you all in two weeks! Marc & Justin

    The Commons on Champa

    1245 Champa St · Denver, CO

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  • Ian Cooke, INST-INT roundup and PR for your projects!
    Happy New Year everyone! Justin and I are excited to kick off a 2017 of creative tech. To help bring in the new year, we've planned something special for you all. In addition to our usual presentations and exhibits, there will also be musical performances by Ian Cooke and Moongold after the meetup. We're also fortunate to have Denver Physic Opera on Broadway host us for the evening. And as always, we have some great talks lined up... This month's presenters: Ian Cooke is a musician and artist in Denver who has a unique talent for combining cello, piano, voice and loops into richly textured music. Ian will show us how he uses tech in his music and talk about when he decides to for a more DIY process. http://www.iancookemusic.com Rachel Trignano is the Manager of Public & Community Relations at Colorado Symphony Orchestra. With her talk "Get Confident, Stupid!", Rachel will help us understand the ins and outs of branding and promotion for yourself and your projects from a professional PR perspective. INST-INT is an annual interactive arts conference showcasing some of the biggest talents in interactive objects and experiences. Several members of the Denver Creative Tech community will give a round-up of their favorite moments from the conference. http://inst-int.com Exhibitors: We are still looking for exhibits for this months meetup. If you have something interesting you'd like to share with the creative tech community, send us a message. Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations 9:30-12pm: Music by Ian Cooke (http://www.iancookemusic.com/) and Moongold (http://www.iancookemusic.com/) Looking forward to seeing you all soon, Marc & Justin

    Syntax Physic Opera

    554 S. Broadway · Denver, CO

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  • Creative Sound Design and Robotic Bartenders
    This month Denver Creative Tech is excited to bring you some amazing talks on Creative Sound Design and DIY robotic bartending and is brought to you in partnership with ReadyTalk Video Conferencing (https://www.readytalk.com). We'll be at a new location, The Commons on Champa, which is on Champa between 14th and Spear (https://www.google.com/maps/place/The+Commons+on+Champa/@39.743684,-105.0001117,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x876c78ce3efb4289:0xb38e0b01c66533b6!2sThe+Commons+on+Champa!3b1!8m2!3d39.743684!4d-104.997923!3m4!1s0x876c78ce3efb4289:0xb38e0b01c66533b6!8m2!3d39.743684!4d-104.997923). Street parking is available but limited. The closest public lot is the Denver Performing Arts Center parking garage – with entrances located on both Arapahoe and 13th Street. We are still looking for exhibitors for this month's event so if you have a project you'd like to show off, send us a message. We'd all love to see what you've got! This month's presenters: • Mike Shaw is a musician and sound designer who has done sound design for MTV, Nike, Warner Bros. and many more. He will talk about how he approaches the creative sound design process and the tools he uses. • Pete Winterscheidt is a software developer and robotics enthusiast at ReadyTalk. He will show us how he created a voice controlled, robotic bartender using a RaspberryPi and Amazon Echo in 24 hours. This month's exhibitors: Dan Wilcox will be exhibiting some balloon music making tech. Come make noise as you bounce/kick/throw balloons around. Robbie Fikes will be exhibiting his interactive projection mapping. This project recently premiered at the RedLine art gallery and we're excited to have it at Denver Creative Tech! Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations

    The Commons on Champa

    1245 Champa St · Denver, CO

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  • Denver Creative Tech @ Denver Botanic Gardens Science Pyramid
    Denver Creative Tech is teaming up with Denver Botanic Gardens for the September 22nd edition of our meetup. The Science Pyramid is right up our alley and the DBG is a fantastic institution. The format will be quite a bit different for us on the Denver Creative Tech side - we'll be giving a summary presentation about the topics our group has covered in the past 7 months, and we're planning on having an interactive installation on site too. We'll continue our normal monthly talks & exhibitions in October at a new location - we're ironing out those details right now. We hope to see you at the Science Pyramid for some music, snacks and interactive science & tech! Please RSVP to the Denver Botanic Gardens' event page as well: https://www.meetup.com/Digital-Nature/events/233774312/

    Denver Botanic Gardens

    909 York St · Denver, CO

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  • Insights across decades of creative technology & interactive dance at the DAM
    August 25th Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations: • Joel Swanson, Artist and Assistant Professor at the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder, will explain how analogue (and often out-dated) technology can offer us useful insights about our current technology. In an economy that valorizes the “new and novel” it can be difficult to critically engage with technology in a meaningful and circumspect way. This exploration will help us to look forward by looking back. • Justin Gitlin a.k.a. Cacheflowe will talk about the process of building the software behind the Denver Art Museum's popular interactive dance exhibit, #dancelab. • Tim Burcham, Head of Personalization and Digital Labs at IHS Markit, presents: "Logo to OpenFrameworks, a brief tale of code, data and interactive visuals over 3 decades" Directions: 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 135 map: http://goo.gl/u1eaf3 We're just over the Millennium Bridge from Union Station if you're coming from LoDo. Otherwise, there's 2-hour parking on Little Raven. Find a Mode Set sign and walk down the driveway or through the breezeway. We're tucked away off the street. Please check the map before you come down.

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135 · Denver, CO

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  • VR in Education, Custom LED Lighting Systems & Physical Gaming in Healthcare
    June 30th Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations: • David Guillen & Jillian Sterns of Azimuth Creative Solutions are using their high school career counseling occupations as the basis of a new EdTech startup that utilizes VR as an immersive platform for career exploration. • Aaron Wilson of AudioPixel and Pixel Plane will talk about his years of experience designing and building custom LED lighting hardware and the software that powers it. His illuminated eye candy comes in many shapes and sizes. • Kirk Jubeck of Motus Health Technologies builds motion-controlled video games to bring people of all abilities together for fun, social engagement and most importantly, unique healthcare solutions. Exhibitors: • LED sculpture by Aaron Wilson • NES Track & Field played with MIDI drums by David Moke • Intestine Paintbrush by JDPA & Cacheflowe Directions: 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 135 map: http://goo.gl/u1eaf3 We're just over the Millennium Bridge from Union Station if you're coming from LoDo. Otherwise, there's 2-hour parking on Little Raven. Find a Mode Set sign and walk down the driveway or through the breezeway. We're tucked away off the street. Please check the map before you come down.

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135 · Denver, CO

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  • Music Blocks, 100 days of posters and Battle Zone!
    May 26th Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations: • Ari Scott & Mike Aikins will present how they created Music Blocks, an online musical instrument like you've never seen before. • Chris Cox, blogger and owner of Change the Thought, will talk about his recent project creating a poster every day for 100 days. He'll talk about his process when creating posters as well as challenges he faced creating the posters in this series. • Aaron Greenspan will talk about how he created a 3d canvas rendering engine for his online game Battle Zone. Be prepared for a light math refresher! Exhibitors: • Music Blocks by Ari Scott and Mike Aikins • 100 days of posters from Change the Thought • Battle Zone by Aaron Greenspan Directions: 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 135 map: http://goo.gl/u1eaf3 We're just over the Millennium Bridge from Union Station if you're coming from LoDo. Otherwise, there's 2-hour parking on Little Raven. Find a Mode Set sign and walk down the driveway or through the breezeway. We're tucked away off the street. Please check the map before you come down.

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135 · Denver, CO

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  • Making sound w/JavaScript, Starting a music tech company & Fulldome projections!
    Find a recap of the March meetup here (http://www.meetup.com/denver-creative-tech/messages/boards/thread/49750235). If you left a brown beanie at the last meetup, we still have it :) April 28th Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations: • Steve Kinney - Co-Director of Academics at Turing School - will give us an intro to the Web Audio API and show us how to programmatically generate sound in the web browser using JavaScript. • Lloyd Starr - former COO and President of Beatport - will share insights about the early days of starting a successful music tech company in Denver. • DomeLab Creative will present their process of creating an interactive multimedia performance for the fulldome space (i.e. planetariums). They will touch on the challenges of working in such a unique venue, as well as some of the creative coding techniques they employ to solve spatial and technological challenges. Exhibitors: • Jared Mathews will show off Morsh - an interactive software synthesizer that enables new perspectives on music by combining the worlds of classical and post-tonal music. • Nate Allen of Turing School will let you use a Rockband Xbox Guitar Controller to explore a visualization of 87k Kickstarter projects. • Justin Gitlin will have a Kinect-powered particle system on hand. Commandeer tens of thousands of particles by moving your body! Directions: 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 135 map: http://goo.gl/u1eaf3 We're just over the Millennium Bridge from Union Station if you're coming from LoDo. Otherwise, there's 2-hour parking on Little Raven. Find a Mode Set sign and walk down the driveway or through the breezeway. We're tucked away off the street. Please check the map before you come down. About: Calling all creative coders, 3d animators, game developers, hardware hackers, new media artists, frontend devs, data visualists, motion graphics animators, musicians, illustrators and anyone else across the creative technology spectrum. We're hosting a monthly meetup with short talks from a diverse set of professionals, educators and enthusiasts on a wide range of tools and theories behind our multidisciplinary crafts. Come expand your mind and meet your fellow high-tech creatives. We're always looking for speakers and exhibitors, so let us know if you'd like to present on a creative tech topic or show off some of your recent work. We'll update the event info here as we lock down our presenters & exhibitors. http://CreativeTe.ch (http://creativete.ch/)

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135 · Denver, CO

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  • Software Synthesizers, Realtime Kaleidoscope Apps, & Creative Placemaking
    Directions: 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 135 map: http://goo.gl/u1eaf3 We're just over the Millennium Bridge from Union Station if you're coming from LoDo. Otherwise, there's 2-hour parking on Little Raven. Find a Mode Set sign and walk down the driveway or through the breezeway. We're tucked away off the street. Please check the map before you come down. Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery & Snack time 7-8:30pm: Announcements & Presentations: • Matthew Fecher will give us an overview and insights from his recently-released open-source iOS synthesizer app, Swift Synth (http://matthewfecher.com/app-developement/swift-synth/). • Brian Corrigan, Founder + Director of OhHeckYeah (http://ohheckyeah.com/), will talk about the role of the arts, culture and technology in creating successful and vibrant public spaces. Come learn about the intersection of digital and creative placemaking. • Rick Boykin will tell us what he learned about Swift, SceneKit, hardware-accelerated video processing, and mapping imagery to a 3d mesh with his iOS Kaleidoscope app. Exhibitors: • Robbie Fikes will show a projection-mapped poster. • Andrew Catellier will be showing custom-built image gallery software that houses his own fantastic photos. • OhHeckYeah will provide a physical video game experience. We're always looking for speakers and exhibitors, so let us know if you'd like to present on a creative tech topic or show off some of your recent work. We'll update the event info here as we lock down our presenters & exhibitors. About: Calling all creative coders, 3d animators, game developers, hardware hackers, new media artists, frontend devs, data visualists, motion graphics animators, musicians, illustrators and anyone else across the creative technology spectrum. We're hosting a monthly meetup with short talks from a diverse set of professionals, educators and enthusiasts on a wide range of tools and theories behind our multidisciplinary crafts. Come expand your mind and meet your fellow high-tech creatives. http://CreativeTe.ch

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135 · Denver, CO

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  • Denver Creative Tech Meetup Kickoff
    Directions: 1610 Little Raven St., Suite 135 map: http://goo.gl/u1eaf3 We're just over the Millennium Bridge from Union Station if you're coming from LoDo. Otherwise, there's 2-hour parking on Little Raven. Find a Mode Set sign and walk down the driveway or through the breezeway. We're tucked away off the street. Please check the map before you come down. Schedule: 6-7pm: Social hour, Interactive art gallery + snack time 7-8:30pm: Denver Creative Tech introduction + community introductions: meet your creative tech neighbors as we go around the room and find out what others are working on. About: Calling all creative coders, 3d animators, game developers, hardware hackers, new media artists, frontend devs, motion graphics animators, musicians, illustrators and anyone else across the creative technology spectrum. We're hosting a monthly meetup with short talks from a diverse set of professionals, educators and enthusiasts on a wide range of tools and theories behind our multidisciplinary crafts. Come expand your mind and meet your fellow high-tech creatives. For our inaugural session we'll host a show & tell / roundtable, where we introduce ourselves and show off some recent and/or current work in progress. We'll discuss how we're interested in seeing this group evolve and begin planning out presenters for the following months. Hope to see you there! http://CreativeTe.ch

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    1610 Little Raven St, Suite 135 · Denver, CO

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