• Flocking, Voice UI and Fantasy DataViz

    Syntax Physic Opera

    Denver Creative Tech returns for yet another round of innovations, experimentations, and applications. This month's meeting will be at Syntax Physics Opera on Wednesday the 29th, and brings together a wide range of specialties to explore ever more creative ways to use technology. As always, we are looking for exhibitors to show off their successes and failures, to inspire the larger community. If you have a project to share, we'd love to hear about it. ~~ Speakers ~~ "Flocking Behavior in P5.js" by Bishop Zareh, Karsh Hagan An overview of the general approach to flocking behavior, a specific example using P5.js, and a discussion of the wide variety of uses from visual graphics to swarms of robot drones. "Fantasy DataViz" by Bishop Zareh, Karsh Hagan Design discussion about the essence of data visualization, when you remove the data. "Creating a Voice Chatbot for the Web" by Bishop Zareh, Karsh Hagan Code review of an Amazon Lex chatbot prototype using voice input. ~~ Schedule ~~ 6 - 6.5 | Meet & Greet Happy Half Hour 6.5 - 8 | Announcements & Presentations 8 - 8.5 | Social Time & Discussion After the show there will be a Open Mic Comedy show from 8-10 and Jazz Open Jam from 10-12, so there will be continued entertainment for as long as you can stay.

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  • Denver Creative Tech presents Techne

    Legwork Studio

    Denver Creative Tech is breaking radio silence to bring you a fresh platter of juicy innovations, experimentations, and applications. The newest series of DCT meetings will be at Legwork Studio and will continue on the last Thursday of every month. As always, we are looking for exhibitors to show off their successes and failures, to inspire the larger community. If you have a project to share, we'd love to hear about it. ~~ Speakers ~~ "BitMod: Smart Visuals for Bands" by Marc Wren, BitMod Marc Wren is a software developer and musician based in Denver. He will explain how he built a “smart visuals” system for bands using tools like Arduino, Smart Light Bulbs and Javascript. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx9JY_r7_nA "A Brief History of Recipes" by Bishop Zareh, Karsh Hagan A quick look into the origins of technology. ~~ Exhibitors ~~ "Rutt Etra" by Bishop Zareh, Karsh Hagan Resurrecting a vintage interactive video effect to spark conversation about progress and becoming. ~~ Sponsors ~~ WPEngine, Your WordPress Digital Experience Platform https://wpengine.com/ ~~ Schedule ~~ 6 - 7 | Social time & Project Exhibition 7 - 8.5 | Announcements & Presentations 8.5 - 9 | Social time & Music

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  • Processing Community Day @ Denver

    The Commons on Champa

    Ticketing & registration will be handled by Processing Community Day. Please register @ http://processingdaydenver.org/ if you want to attend. Processing Community Day PCD @ Denver is an inclusive event that will bring together people of all ages to celebrate and explore art, code, and community. The day-long event features workshops, community sharing, and a lot of inspiration! Processing Community Day is just as much about inviting in new people to creative coding as it is about gathering current lovers of Processing. The PCD team is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. The morning workshop will introduce P5.js as a tool for anyone, even if you have not programmed before. The middle of the day will have spaces for community Show and Tell and other guests to share inspiration. Additional workshops in the afternoon will dive into specific topics like playing with sound, webcams, or animation. Throughout the day you will have time to meet other members of the community! Featured Speakers Ari Melenciano is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist, designer, creative technologist, researcher, educator and activist who is passionate about exploring the relationships between various forms of design and the human experience. They will speak about their work and help us cap off the day with a DJ/VJ performance! Joshua Davis is an award-winning designer, technologist, author and artist in new media, and is acclaimed for his role in designing the visualization of IBM’s Watson, the intelligent computer program capable of answering questions, for the quiz show Jeopardy. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, the Design Museum in London, le Centre Pompidou in France, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, PS.1 MoMA in New York, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and more. He will share his artwork and lead a workshop on getting Professional with Processing. Tickets Tickets for Processing Community Day @ Denver are completely FREE FOR ALL. The tickets will allow you to participate in Workshops, share at the Show and Tell, have a free lunch and snacks, and even get some special PCD @ Denver gifts to take home with you. In order to understand the needs of each person, we ask that you fill out this registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/DGsbcP2IoCfCxxfA2 The form will help us plan the day and purchase the right amount of food. With your registration you will get a QR code for your lunch. While walk-in participants will be welcomed, we cannot guarantee lunch for walk-ins and so strongly encourage you to register for the event. More Info Please find the full event description, schedule, and registration info at: http://processingdaydenver.org/ PCD Denver is a local chapter of the global Processing Community Day: https://day.processing.org/

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  • 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

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  • Ian Cooke, INST-INT roundup and PR for your projects!

    Syntax Physic Opera

    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

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  • Creative Sound Design and Robotic Bartenders

    The Commons on Champa

    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

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  • Denver Creative Tech @ Denver Botanic Gardens Science Pyramid

    Denver Botanic Gardens

    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/

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  • Insights across decades of creative technology & interactive dance at the DAM

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    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.

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  • VR in Education, Custom LED Lighting Systems & Physical Gaming in Healthcare

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    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.

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  • Music Blocks, 100 days of posters and Battle Zone!

    The Mode Set, Ello & Guiceworks offices

    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.

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