I’m looking to help put together a user group, monthly meetup thing revolving around art and technology.
It would concern using things like physical computing, game controllers (Wii, Kinect, Guitar Hero), Arduinos + myriad sensors (IR, piezo, capacitive), whatever, hooked up using Processing or pd or openCV or Ruby or Lua or vvvv or whatever, communicating with OSC and MIDI, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, driving audio/visual apps like Ableton Live or Renoise or Modul8, and toss in some projection mapping for good measure.
I’m trying to get a sense of who else is interested in this, and what they would like such a group to be and do. I know there are people in the Phoenix areas interested in this kind of thing (however loosely defined). The turn out at a recent projection mapping workshop at SMoCA was quite good, and it was there that someone, when the event was wrapping up, said there needed to be a “support group” for those who attended. A regular meet-up where people can ask questions, learn new techniques, and keep merging art and technology.
Please let me know what you think.