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Friday, April 29


How Was Your Day
How Was Your Day' is an experimental social network that enables you to communicate via color and light. Light patterns and color as forms communication has been explored throughout history. Examples include signal lamps, morse code, smoke signals and smartphone notifications. Can we develop our own ambient language using only patterns, light and color? Together in this workshop we are looking to push the these concepts further with our favorite modern-day web technologies.

We will be designing a peer-to-peer communication network using software and hardware tools including Raspberry Pi, MeteorJS, MQTT, LED Strips and breakout boards. In the first half of the workshop we will learn about basic setup, networking and communication with Raspberry Pi. In the second half we'll build out the hardware component of the project to display our network data via light.

Our breakout board kit is designed to be a simple way to connect LED strips to the RaspberryPi GPIO.

4 hour workshop includes:
Setting up the RPi Installing our social network templates. MeteorJS + MQTT
Hardware jam and LED programming

- Laptop with Text Editor and SSH Terminal
- Basic programming knowledge recommended. (JavaScript)


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Carrie Kengle

co-founder, justpitbulls
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Bruno Kruse

co-founder, justpitbulls

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We are designers at heart who work with code. We prototype fast, we test and we do it again. Our projects are infused with experimental ideas and real-time components. We utilitize technology to enable new kinds of experiences and social interactions. We have experience working... Read More →

Sunday, May 1


Max for Live Workshop by Sam Tarakajian
In this workshop, we’ll look at extending the functionality of Ableton Live with Max/MSP. Specifically, we’ll see how a Max for Live Device can receive audio and MIDI from Live, as well as creative ways to process that data. We’ll also look at the Live API, which lets Max control almost any part of the Live Set automatically. This has profound implications for sound design, sequencing and algorithmic composition.

Making music with Ableton Live is fun, obviously. Making music with Max/MSP is also fun. Making music with Ableton Live and Max/MSP together is almost too much fun. In this workshop, we’ll look at how to make Max and Live work together to accomplish almost any compositional task we can imagine. We’ll see how to use Max to build a new Live instrument using signal processing techniques unique to Max. We’ll also build a Max for Live device that can create generative rhythmic sequences, adding algorithmic composition to Live. Finally, we’ll build a Max for Live device that can walk through the Live Object Model, controlling the Live Set automatically.


Sam Tarakajian

Sam Tarakajian is a Brooklyn-based developer and musician. He has worked at Apple, Cycling ’74 and the New York Public Library. His work centers around interface design for musical and creative tools. A recent project, the Rhythm Necklace app for iOS, lets the user create complex... Read More →

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Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center

Executive Director, Harvestworks Inc
Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Our mission is to support the creation and presentation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies. Our goals... Read More →

Friday, May 6


Prototyping Interaction with Spacebrew
This workshop will introduce Spacebrew from a technical perspective and explore ways to prototype interactive installations with Spacebrew. On the technical side, we will cover: a high-level introduction to Spacebrew; an overview of how to connect to Spacebrew with Processing and Javascript; and demonstrations on how to use Spacebrew to connect all of the above together.

Participants will be guided through a set of live-coding scenarios, showing how to setup Spacebrew, and how to create apps from scratch. Time pending, we will be prepared to demonstrate a range of examples and projects, including connecting Spacebrew to an off-the-shelf outlet, to an Arduino-powered LED bar, and to mobile devices.

What to bring
- A laptop

Getting There
- Do your best to get there a little early to leave some time to sign in at security!- Enter at Microsoft entrance of 11 Times Square - 8th ave, just N of 41st
- Tell reception you're there for CTW Workshop on the 6th floor- Take the elevator up to 6 after you sign in- Check in with reception, then head left and all the way back–we'll be in the "Radio City" room

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Director of Experience Design, Collins
Spacebrew is an open-source toolkit for prototyping interactive spaces. It connects the tools you love–Processing, Arduino, Javascript, openFrameworks, Cinder, and more–to each other over the Internet to make it easy to quickly build multi-person interactive sketches.