Every March in Austin TX I organize and run the frog party, a collective social experiment for a few thousand people, with music, an open bar and always an examination of some facet of technology in social situations. I use my passion for sound visualization and physical computing, to develop a number of interactive installations. In this session I’ll be sharing examples of party tech and interactive art as well as ideas on the current patterns of computing and how this type work is applicable in the creative life.
But this is not just an event. It is a lab and platform for playful R&D that plays an important role in staying cutting edge and exploring the fringes of the world of physical computing. Our lab rats just happen to have access to an open bar.