- 19:00-22:00, 28 November 2012
- MS Stubnitz
- Darwinian Neurodynamic Cognitive Architectures for Playful Robot Kittens
- Chrisantha Fernando and Ed Burton
What is the algorithmic basis of enjoyment? What is a good predictor? Is it just reducing prediction error? No, can't be, because then predicting now from now would be the best and our brains would short circuit themselves in a useless and onerous self-obsession. How can brains reward a rich interaction and engagement in the world? The answer lies in the links between LEGO and KITTEN.
- Working around and through and away-from technology's relationship with humanity
- Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod has an old computer, some water colours, a mobile telephone, some effects pedals, lots of Greg Egan and Philip K. Dick novels, several tumblr accounts, and an OHP. With these he has made perspectival trompe l'oeil wall paintings intended to collapse virtual and verifiable spaces through design-duration-documentation. He is currently studying for an MFA in Fine Art Media at the Slade.
- Open Source C++ Development with Cinderblock SpriteSheet
- Alias Cummins
The Cinder C++ framework provides a powerful set of tools for artists and designers to harness the cross platform, bare metal power of C++. There are many libraries available (known as "cinderblocks") for all kinds of creative tasks. Alias Cummins will be talking about, Cinderblock SpriteSheet his 2D sprite animation block for Cinder.
- The Hacked Human Orchestra
- Shauna Concannon
Together we are transforming rags to riches, blending soft fabric electronics with creative technologists to produce a mobile electronic human orchestra. Shauna Concannon joined MzTEK, Guerilla Science and Kobakant to produce a series of wearable musical designs for workshops in London and at UK festivals this Summer (http://guerillascience.co.uk/archives/3400)
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