DMG's New Peripherals with MaKey MaKey workshop

DMG's New Peripherals with MaKey MaKey workshop

Event page: https://dmg.to/events/50c65da0a5a6277b22000000

This is an alternative version of my previous presentation ("Beyond the Screen") but instead in the context of a MaKey MaKey workshop.

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Pearl Chen

March 09, 2013
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  1. MaKey MaKey Creating Physical Video Games Beyond the Screen featuring

    the
  2. klab.ca/newgamemakers Alex Leitch alex.leitch@gmail.com @aeleitch Nadine Lessio work@nadinelessio.com @_nadine awesome

    peeps: with Google+: klab.ca/+ Twitter: @PearlChen Pearl Chen pearl@karma-laboratory.com
  3. klab.ca/newgamemakers Playing games are mentally stimulating but... What about our

    1,000,000s of other nerve cells and muscles?
  4. What inspires me A-Nerve by CuteCircuit

  5. klab.ca/newgamemakers The future is already here — it's just not

    very evenly distributed. William Gibson
  6. The Third Industrial Revolution From The Economist, April 2012 A

    number of remarkable technologies are converging: clever software, novel materials, more dexterous robots, new processes (notably 3D printing) and a whole range of web-based services. The factory of the past was based on cranking out zillions of identical products. The factory of the future will focus on mass customisation.
  7. klab.ca/newgamemakers Everyone is an inventor.

  8. Microcontrollers 1975: Microchip PIC MaKey MaKey Arduino

  9. Hardware startups becoming viable [The founder] also shared a photo

    of the first Pebble prototype using an Arduino and some similarly cobbled-together hardware. That was four years ago. Pebble Kickstarter campaign as of June 2012 via Slashgear
  10. Looking at the trends • Small, yet mighty • Multi-screen

    • Always on • $$$ ⇾ $ Steve Mann - world’s first cyborg Project Glass by Google
  11. klab.ca/newgamemakers Examples

  12. klab.ca/newgamemakers Nintendo Wii (2006) Wii by Nintendo Visit this link

    to find out more about accelerometers.
  13. klab.ca/newgamemakers Guitar Hero (2005) & Rock Band (2007) Rock Band

    by Harmonix
  14. klab.ca/newgamemakers Taiko no Tatsujin aka Taiko Drum Master (2001) Taiko

    no Tatsujin arcade by Namco An arcade come back? Vancouver: EXP Restaurant + Bar (soon) New York: Babycastles (NY Times article on them)
  15. klab.ca/newgamemakers Dance Dance Revolution (1998) Dance Dance Revolution arcade by

    Konami
  16. klab.ca/newgamemakers Xbox Kinect (2010) Dance Central by Harmonix KInect by

    Microsoft
  17. klab.ca/newgamemakers An aside: Computer vision • Computer (or machine) vision

    is also a very old technique. • No physical hardware inputs at all -- just software analyzing a video feed. Blob detection example using openCV and ofxKinect for openFrameworks. (Image credit)
  18. klab.ca/newgamemakers Recurse (2010) Recurse by Matt Parker Alternative use for

    phone cameras Instant Heart Rate app by Azumio
  19. klab.ca/newgamemakers PainStation (2001) The artwork formerly known as PainStation by

    Volker Morawe and Tilman Reiff
  20. klab.ca/newgamemakers ascii fighter (2004) ascii fighter by Paul Litherland [QuickTime

    video]
  21. klab.ca/newgamemakers Duello (2011) Duello created by Matt Parker

  22. klab.ca/newgamemakers Johann Sebastian Joust (2011) JS Joust by Douglas Wilson

    (h/t The Verge)
  23. klab.ca/newgamemakers B.U.T.T.O.N. (Brutally Unfair Tactics Totally OK Now) (2011) B.U.T.T.O.N.

    co-designed by Douglas Wilson (inspired by “Animal Tracker Mode” in Wii Party)
  24. klab.ca/newgamemakers Light Trikes (2012) Light Trikes created by Frog for

    SXSW 2012
  25. klab.ca/newgamemakers Connect Four (2012) Connect Four created by Frog for

    SXSW 2012
  26. klab.ca/newgamemakers Neighbourhoodie (2009) / Project HoodiePlay (2010) Neighbourhoodie created @

    CFC Media Lab by students: Rose Bianchini, David McCallum, and Kathleen Climie (with help from Angella Mackey and David Bouchard) Project HoodiePlay created @ CFC Media Lab for 01SJ by: David McCallum, Angella Mackey and Kate Hartman
  27. klab.ca/newgamemakers Prom Pong (2009) Prom Pong created by Ed Keeble

  28. klab.ca/newgamemakers Squiddle (2012) Squiddle created by Nadine Lessio (video at

    bottom of blog post)
  29. klab.ca/newgamemakers Wearables in Toronto We seem to have a high

    concentration of makers who work in wearables... • Toronto wearables meetup (http://blog.ocad.ca/wordpress/socialbodylab/toronto-wearables-meetup/) • OCAD’s Social Body Lab (http://blog.ocad.ca/wordpress/socialbodylab/) • (And remember that Steve Mann is based out of U of T too.)
  30. klab.ca/newgamemakers Game making in Toronto We also have tons of

    indie game events and organizations... • Dames Making Games (dmg.to) • Bento Miso co-working space (bentomiso.com/events) • The Hand Eye Society (handeyesociety.com) • T.O. Jam (tojam.ca)
  31. klab.ca/newgamemakers Additional Resources • Fashionable Technology by Sabine Seymour •

    Design of the Elastic Mind exhibition catalogue microsite (or book) from MOMA show in 2008 • Programming Interactivity (2nd Edition) by Joshua Noble • Making Things Talk (2nd Edition) by Tom Igoe • Electronics store listings for Toronto (compiled by me)
  32. MaKey MaKey -specific games MaKey MaKey Invention Kit Video: http://youtu.be/rfQqh7iCcOU

    Utensil, tinfoil wind chimes with MAX / MIDI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQoL5-CF7r4 Happy Birthday with Flowers: http://youtu.be/McFDkhHNBD8 DDR with Tinfoil: http://youtu.be/v69SXku55-g Musical Paintings: http://youtu.be/uqPys4opLn8 Building a Cloud Server with a sandwich: http://youtu.be/HwC424A7BH0 Beach Ball Interface: http://youtu.be/RCiixhxbFHU High-Fiving: http://youtu.be/KozsJ-pIID4 | http://youtu.be/KYJUPGyo0mY Water Test: http://youtu.be/jAUn3cBsFOI Bluetooth Hat: http://youtu.be/5jMSExZjQMw Bottle + Water Joystick: http://youtu.be/hHYQt82wv3E AtmousFur - Makey Makey + some extra programming + Bluetooth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr-fCOTLqWg
  33. klab.ca/newgamemakers Thank you!