Just ran across this post for a job at the Exploratorium in San Francisco entitled NEW MEDIA DEVELOPER: TANGIBLE MEDIA EXHIBITS FOCUS.
I love the list of Minimum Qualifications: Fluency with one, and ability to hack some combination of Max/MSP/Jitter, Processing, Flash/ActionScript 3.0, openFrameworks. Familiarity with sensors (proximity, flex, pressure, capacitive, etc.), actuators (servo/stepper motors, solenoids, etc.), and physical/wireless interfaces. And the list goes on!
Here is the description
A position in the Exploratorium’s New Media department for an individual experienced in tangible media / physical computing (microcontroller, electronics, basic fabrication) and multiple programming languages. The successful candidate will design, prototype, develop, and maintain various interactives that interpret data from sensors, make things move or react in the physical world, activate immersive environments, drive sound and video, and talk to other software and devices. This is an opportunity to collaborate with leaders in the fields–internally and externally–on experiences that meld science, art and human perception to stimulate children and adults to learn through exploration, in a R&D, not-for-profit organization.
I took a trip on Tuesday night with Dr. Bill Ball (of Poli Sci) down to Altamonte Springs to visit FAMiLab. There has been growing interest in hacking and making culture among the DIGA students, so I was excited to see another interested group of individuals just down the interstate. They are hacking webcams and LED signs, using arduinos and other microcontrollers, and building 3D printers.
For students, this would be a good chance for you to see what people are doing off campus. For alums in the Orlando area, this could be a great way to stay connected with other like minded folks. I would encourage you email these guys, join their mailing list and GET INVOLVED! Here’s more info:
FAMiLab is a non-profit community-based art and technology collective running out of Orlando, Fl (i.e. a hackerspace). The ultimate goal of the FAMiLab is to provide a safe space where hackers, makers, and crafters can wield their imagination with wild abandon. Think of the FAMiLab as a club for geeks! Be ye art geek, LARP geek, code geek, lab geek, or any geek in between–we would like you to join us at the lab and teach a workshop, lead a lecture, or simply work on a project while surrounded by awesome people. If you can think it, and can find the supplies, it’s fair game at the lab. Currently the FAMiLab calls an 400 sq. ft. warehouse in Altamonte Spring, Fl home. All 400 square feet are chock full of potential — potential hardware you can hack, potential books you can read, potential space you can claim as your own. Consider coming to one of our public meetings (which occur every Tuesday at 8pm) and finding out how to make your life cooler in the geekiest possible way!
Last summer I worked with students, Hogan Birney, Sean Kinberger and David Plakon on creating an interactive live audio/visual performance for Mirror Pal‘s CD release party. The students asked me to help them develop a multimedia performance for the release party and I was more than happy to help. We developed a live multiple camera setup for the stage performance of the band which allowed them to mix live stage shots, prerecorded video clips and realtime video manipulation. To do this we modified affordable security cameras to be easily placed on stage and created a mixing station to easily switch between the cameras. We also created our own software to mix the live footage with prerecorded clips and add effects in realtime. Audience members could also submit text messages which were mixed with the live images and projected during the performance. We also created an interactive photo booth that audience members could sit inside and create short animation that were used during the performance of the band. The project was very ambitious for three students but they did an outstanding job. Here is some video they created to document the event.
The New York Times had an article today on a new partnership between the Guggenheim Museum and YouTube. Budding video artists can submit works online for consideration in this new biennial exhibition. The initial group will be narrowed to 200 works for review by a jury. These works will be featured on a special YouTube channel while the jury narrows the field to 20 selections. These 20 artists will have their work exhibited in four Guggenheim museums around the globe.
This is potentially an amazing opportunity! Deadline is July 31st, so get moving! Visit one of the following links for more info:
This video contest is for Florida residents to show ways to reduce, recycle and reuse plastic bags. You must be a US citizen to enter.
Creativity is key to winning the contest, which began on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2010, and ends September 5, 2010 at 11:59 EST.
There are two categories — Reuse Fun and Recycling Educational
Grand Prize Winners in each category each win $1,500
2nd Place Prizes in each category $500
3rd Place Prizes in each category $250
The 3rd Annual pogTV Film Festival Deadline is May 20, 2010 by 5:00 p.m. Submit 4 DVD copies along with the pogTV Film Festival Entry Form to me at City Hall, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32129. The Entry Form is found on the City’s web site under pogTV at www.port-orange.org.
First Place Winners (2): $100 / Second Place Winners (2): $50 / Overall Winner: $50
Stephen Schlow, University of Central Florida Film Department, Dr. John Wilton, and Matt Roberts, Stetson University.
For questions, please contact me at 386-506-5501 or email@example.com.
>>Link Interactivos?’10: Neighborhood Science, Madrid
Applications due June 4th
Call for collaborations in the Advanced Workshop for Project Development Interactivos?’10: Neighborhood Science, that takes place in June 7 – 23, 2010. Collaborators will participate in the production of selected projects to design objects, installations and other platforms that gather and put into practice networks of citizen knowledge locally. The seminar takes place on June 7 and 8.
MPG: Mobile Performance Group has been invited to perform at the Intermedia Festival at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. We have been working on an interface for the iphone/itouch, using the OSC based mrmr app. We developed an interface that will allow the public to control the manipulation of live video and send text messages which will become part of the video projection. Users will be able to do things such as mix video, choose video clips, apply effects, and use the iphone’s accelerometer to rotate and position the text and image. Should be a blast and we will post updates as the festival unfolds.
Bob Snead, a performance artist, painter and contributing writer for Artlurker, will be giving a lecture on his work and the Transit Antenna project, in the Instructional Media room below the library Thurs. 4/8 at 6pm. He is a founding member for the mobile art collective Transit Antenna and he started the Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC, where he currently lives. He created Transit Antenna as a means of travelling the U.S. and since it has become a mobile living experiment, creative workshop and educational resource comprised of various folks living and working while traveling the roads of North America; via a large vege-fueled bus. This week, Bob is part of the Intro Sculpture building workshop where students are building small structures behind Sampson & the Hand Center. Join us for outdoor movies and camping in/around these structures this Friday night.
Be sure you don’t miss Bob’s homemade Carolina sweet mustard sauce when he serves pulled pork from his cardboard constructed smoker during the FMI event Wed. 4/7 8:30pm, outside of Rinker Auditorium LBC.
One last teaser by Matt Duncan. Be there tonight!!