Creative Coding: Art + Design with Cinder
Now more than ever, digital installations and other interactive experiences require inspired technological creativity in concert with conceptual creativity. Through a presentation and live-coding demonstration using Cannes Lions winning software, 'Cinder', three noted creative technologists will demonstrate how to begin developing for next generation devices, and discuss how to better incorporate technology into the creative process.Show your voting love here.
High Tech + Low Life: Reimagining Cyberpunk
For 30 years, William Gibson has been writing about technology, capitalism, and urban environments through a unique science fiction lens. This conversation will examine the key themes and currents running through his entire back catalogue, drawing parallels between the science fiction worlds he imagined and present day reality: rapid technological change, data tracking, privacy/security, the power of private entities eclipsing the control of governments and more.Show your voting love here.
Digitally Democratizing Education
Through implementing technological infrastructure in developing nations, pioneering nonprofit ‘Africa Community Trust’ provides digitally-enabled education to the world's most marginalized communities. This conversation will discuss the importance of entrepreneurial approaches to development work, how Africa Community Trust overcomes the logistical challenges of reaching remote communities, and the importance of sustained digital programs in creating long term change.Show your voting love here.
Hacking Surveillance Culture
Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, and the Snowden/PRISM revelations pulled back the curtain on the specific workings of a technology based surveillance culture that continues to expand globally every day with significant societal implications. This panel, comprised of leading technologists, cultural provocateurs and thinkers will examine these issues by using their individual projects as jumping off points.Show your voting love here.
Crafting Your Career: Inventing The Role You Want
As the market adapts in response to new technologies and consumer demands, we are increasingly asked to write our own job descriptions. New roles are created every day. In order to forge our own path, we must build a set of skills that will position us for the next step. This session brings together two design veterans who represent different approaches: Albert Lee of IDEO (the “Generalist”) and The Barbarian Group's Jill Nussbaum (the “Specialist”).Show your voting love here.
Mesh Networking With The Raspberry Pi
During this workshop, participants will be shown how to configure a Raspberry Pi as a mesh node, wireless access point, and web server. The device will be able to participate in a mesh network, create its own local area network, and will not connect with the Internet. This is key for the sake of offering a space where people can communicate freely, as well as maximizing the portability of the network. No dependability on an Internet connection means the network can be deployed and remain active anywhere.Show your voting love here.
What 17 Year Olds Can Teach Us About Content
Emerging platforms have become launch pads for the teen generation. These young millennials are often the early adapters of social channels and quickly amass thousands of followers almost instantly with no paid media. This discussion with one of Vine's rising stars, Parker Kit Hill, will explore the increasing success of teens on social platforms, the cult followings they amass through creating authentic and interesting content, and the lessons major brands can learn from their approach.Show your voting love here.