Program Details
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
free with pay-what-you-wish admission
6th floor - classroom, MAD

Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Program Description

Emerging out of 1960’s American academia, a subculture of computer programmers championed freedom of information sharing as both an ideal and a practical strategy.  This group, or hackers as they have became known, strove to open up the electronic systems in which we rely on in order to foster the free exchange of information. 

Partnering with the hackers collective NYC Resistor, MAD presents drop in workshops that gives viewers, from the novice to the expert, tools and resources to better tackle, push, and re-invent their use of the electronic devices that shape our lives.

Hacking the Kinect

A look at the open source community that has sprung up around Microsoft's Kinect, the interactive device that lets you play games using just body movement and gestures.  Hacker's have made the Kinect a tool available for anyone to use for 3D imaging projects.  We'll look at the basic data coming from the Kinect and show some of the more advanced open source projects. 


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