FITC Toronto 2012

2012-04-23 00:00:00 2012-04-25 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2012 The game has changed and FITC is on it! Featuring over 70 renowned digital creators from around the globe, FITC Toronto 2012 attendees will be privy to the knowledge of the best and brightest in the digital space. Toronto FITC Toronto

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Jason Zada (the man behind Elf Yourself and Take This Lollipop) shares the process and thinking behind experiential video projects like Take This Lollipop, Touching Stories, and David on Demand. Read more…
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Jason Zada
A Window to the Physical
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. The glass screen is not the… Read more…
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Peter Nitsch
Wattage
Adobe Gaming Technology
Do you know about all the technologies Adobe is working on for game developers? From Stage3D development on the desktop with Flash Player, to cross-platform mobile development with Adobe AIR?… Read more…
Web Dev
Thibault Imbert
Adobe
Advanced Topics in openFrameworks
An informational session exploring intermediate to advanced topics in openFrameworks targeted at developers and designers within the field of digital & interactive media. This presentation will include an overview of… Read more…
Web Dev
Timothy Scaffidi
Advanced Video Delivery for the Masses: Multicast & P2P
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. 30 minutes and some of the… Read more…
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David Hassoun
Back to the Good Old Tangible World
It’s time to move away from the safe margins of our screens and experience the sensations of the good old tangible real world. As the boundaries between the real world… Read more…
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Riccardo Giraldi
Microsoft
BLA BLA: Making a Film for Computers
Since the release of Arcade Fire’s album Funeral, Vincent Morisset has been collaborating with the world-renowned band on projects such as the interactive video for their song Neon Bible, considered… Read more…
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Vincent Morisset
Build a Mobile App in 30 Minutes
Build a mobile app in 30 minutes An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top… Read more…
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Ted Patrick
Building Mobile HTML5 Apps in Hours, Not Days
HTML5 has delivered on the promise to make building mobile apps work seamlessly across devices and operating systems. But developers looking to build applications still have to code HTML, JavaScript… Read more…
Web Dev
Luca Candela
Connected in the Cloud
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Learn how to use Union to… Read more…
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Connecting the Dots
Technological innovation emerges from practical necessity, but it’s potential can often only be fully realized through creative exploration. The rapid evolution of web technologies in recent years has given us… Read more…
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Justin Windle
Create More, Better, Different
If you want to succeed you have to do more, do it better, and be original. You have to be the one with the ideas. You have to be creative.… Read more…
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Jason Theodor
CAPCO
CreativeJS Typography
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Between JavaScript and the new CSS… Read more…
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Val Head
Adobe
Deep Dive in the Flash Platform Roadmap
With the introduction of Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 last October, a new set of exciting new capabilities have been exposed to developers, but what’s coming next? Join Thibault… Read more…
Web Dev
Thibault Imbert
Adobe
Deep Dive into AIR Native Extensions
Join three of the QNX AIR SDK Engineers as they explore Air Native Extensions (ANE’s) in depth. Starting at a high level, attendees will learn about what ANE’s are and… Read more…
Web Dev
Design Renegade
In order to reach our goals in the upside-down world of graphic design, you need to be a rogue. A misfit. A renegade. James White from the Signalnoise Studio has… Read more…
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James White
Signalnoise
Designing Motion with CSS3 and JavaScript
When it comes to the web and apps, good animation and transitions can make the difference between an experience that people fall in love with and one that’s easily forgotten.… Read more…
Web Dev
Val Head
Adobe
Dial in to Dial It Up
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Channelling the old school radio show… Read more…
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Stacey Mulcahy
Microsoft Garage
Digital Media and Open Source
Artists and designers working with digital media have historically relied upon closed source tools developed by massive corporations. But in some domains, such as creative coding, open source toolkits seem… Read more…
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Driving Projection with Bikes & Things
The feeling of pressing an elevator button, the creak of an old bike seat, and the satisfying drop of a quarter into an arcade machine – these are things we… Read more…
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Emerging Technologies in the Real World
With the recent advancements in natural interfaces, augmented reality and mobile devices, and the substantial decrease in cost for the related technologies, marketers and advertisers are starting to take a… Read more…
Web Dev
Demi Kandylis
SplitElement
Flash 4 and Before
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics!
Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. If history really does repeat itself you’ll… Read more…
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Phillip Kerman
From Free Software to Fine Art
Roth’s “From Free Software to Fine Art” presentation will discuss the influence of the open source development model in his art practice. By channelling Torvold’s “lazy like a fox” mentality,… Read more…
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Evan Roth
Fun with Particles in Processing – Ribbons, Emitters, Petals and Vines
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Clichéd or timeless, who doesn’t love… Read more…
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Randall E. Church
Get Your Body Into It – The Kinect NUI
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. When Microsoft unveiled the Lakeview platform… Read more…
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Lanny Geffen
OneMethod
Getting Your Feet Wet: The Dive Into Processing
So you are ready to take the plunge into creative coding, but aren’t sure where to begin. Fret no more! This presentation will cover the basic setup, usage, syntax and… Read more…
Web Dev
Randall E. Church
Hacking Scalextric
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Take some slot cars and track.… Read more…
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Riccardo Giraldi
Microsoft
Harnessing the Power of OOP: Write Invaluable Code
Red paint may enhance the allure of any sports car, but what will continue to matter remains beneath the hood. Good code is not the result of one’s writing style,… Read more…
Web Dev
Ben Smith
Hello Sencha: HTML5 Applications
In this session Ted Patrick will walk you through Sencha’s frameworks for building mobile and desktop applications using web technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. We will cover the framework’s… Read more…
Web Dev
Ted Patrick
Hey Ellie, what are you?
Voice input to mobile devices is all the rage lately with the advent of iOS’s Siri and Google’s Voice Actions. What if you could take that voice command to action… Read more…
Web Dev
Matt Fisher
Twitch
How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love Jon Burgerman
Colourful slides and videos will punctuate an enlightening and engaging talk, giving insight and asides into one of the key creative figures to emerge in the last 100 years. Read more…
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Jon Burgerman
jonburgerman.com
How to be a Super CSS Detective
This session is for attendees who have a good understanding of CSS, but who want to gain additional troubleshooting skills. In this session, we’ll cover some advanced CSS investigative and… Read more…
Web Dev
Denise Jacobs
How to Give Everything Away
This is a discussion about sharing. Sharing code and ideas, and collaborating on artwork. Sharing personal information, and learning about the difference between what’s public and private. It’s about what… Read more…
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Kyle McDonald
kylemcdonald.net
HTML5: Life in the Trenches
After over 10 years of Flash development, Grant has spent the past 2 years working to produce similar experiences in HTML5. During that time, he and his team have successfully… Read more…
Web Dev
Grant Skinner
gskinner.com
I Heard You Like DIVs …
It’s great that we now have all of these new web tags available for us to structure our content, but exactly how do we do it? What is the purpose… Read more…
Web Dev
Matthew Potter
JavaScript MVC Framework Showdown
n this session we will sift through the abundance of client-side JavaScript MVC frameworks and take a look at 4 standouts: Backbone.js
Angular.js
Ember.js
EXTjs What are… Read more…
Web Dev
Travis Jeffery
Kinect-Based MoCap for After Effects
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Animators — create your own 3D… Read more…
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Nick Fox-Gieg
Nick Fox-Gieg Animation
Leave No Feature Behind: Polyfilling The HTML5 Gaps
We all want to use HTML5 and the hot new features being implemented in our favorite browsers right away, but how can we use these awesome new capabilities while ensuring… Read more…
Web Dev
Addy Osmani
Google
Like a Boss: Crushing it with the New Web Standards
Everywhere you look, someone is talking about HTML5 without understanding what it really is. You, on the other hand, already know that HTML5 is only part of a larger spectrum… Read more…
Web Dev
Paul Laberge
Microsoft
Making Love
Just when you think you’ve seen it all and writing code or placing pixels at the right places on a screen is everything you ever wanted in life something new… Read more…
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Mario Klingemann
Quasimondo
Moving Forward with Flash (or Not?)
With Adobe’s November 2011 announcement that they’ll stop their own Flash Player development for mobile browsers, many businesses and web production studios have questioned the future of Flash-based solutions. Do… Read more…
Web Dev
Mozilla’s State of Games on the Web
Learn about the state of games on the web and what Mozilla is doing to progress it by advocating for openness, teaching future developers, and advancing or repairing the HTML5/JavaScript… Read more…
Web Dev
Bobby Richter
My Adventures In HTML5 Gaming
HTML5, it’s the 800 lbs gorilla in the developer room. I tried to resist it for as long as I could but in the end I had no choice but… Read more…
Web Dev
Jesse Freeman
NFC: Thinking Creatively Beyond Mobile Payments
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. With Google Wallet in the news,… Read more…
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Pearl Chen
Make This Studio
Object Oriented Electricity in a Social Setting
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… Read more…
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Jared Ficklin
argodesign
On-Demand Inspiration
As web industry professionals, we rarely experience a shortage of creativity itself. What tends to be elusive and fleeting is inspiration – often when we need it the most for… Read more…
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Denise Jacobs
OpenFrameworks 101 for Flash Developers
Open Frameworks, sometimes referred to as “processing on steroids”, is an open source creative coding platform written in c/c++ that is used around the world. OF is used in a… Read more…
Web Dev
Ben McChesney
Responsive Web Design, Get the Best of Your Design
There is no mobile Web, there is no desktop Web, and there is no tablet Web. We view the same Web just in different ways. So how do we do… Read more…
Web Dev
Frédéric Harper
DigitalOcean
Signalnoise Poster Break-down
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. James White presents an in-depth look… Read more…
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James White
Signalnoise
Steve Jobs Called My Work Sh*t, and Welcome to the Post-PC Era
The explosion of “post-pc” connected devices has redefined the way we interact with people and brands. For the first time in human history, our collective thoughts are fully connected to… Read more…
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Tony SY Ke
Storyworlds in Abstract Experiences
Go behind the scenes of the NFB’s first storyworld for Bear71.nfb.ca. Learn how this award winning team (NFB Interactive, Jam3) creates interactive film, live events, interactive installations, and tumblr/twitter social… Read more…
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Super Secret Projects
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Sometimes developers have those crazy projects… Read more…
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Mikko Haapoja
Jam3
Tall Tales From A Large Man
Using scientific proof and state-of-the-art multimedia techniques, Aaron James Draplin of the Draplin Design Co. delivers a suckerpunch of a talk that aims to provide bonafide proof of work, the… Read more…
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Aaron James Draplin
Draplin Design Co
Tangled: HTML5 Video and Flash
Flash is dead. Long live HTML5. Or not? There has been a lot of misinformation spread by advocates of both standards and plug-ins. In this session, you will learn the… Read more…
Web Dev
Robert Reinhardt
The Adobe Keynote
We have some exciting news to share! Don’t miss this keynote where Adobe will give you a first-hand glimpse into the hottest and newest technologies that can boost your creativity… Read more…
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Ryan Stewart
Adobe
The Business of Making Digital Art
Thoughts, questions, and some answers around running a business and creating digital art for clients.
Andreas look at past projects while discussing some of the issues they run into,… Read more…
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Andreas Müller
The DDC 20-Point Plan To Wreck Yer Life
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Using science, the Draplin Design Co.… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Aaron James Draplin
Draplin Design Co
The Future of HTML5 Motion Design
HTML5 and CSS3 are hot, driven by an explosion of new, Internet connected devices. While they offer many new features that should allow you to do the types of things… Read more…
Web Dev
Mark Anders
The New Playground: Adobe & HTML5
Learn more about what Adobe is doing to advance and promote the open web. Christian Cantrell (Adobe Application Developer) gives an overview of Adobe’s HTML initiatives, then focuses on Adobe’s… Read more…
Web Dev
Christian Cantrell
The Next Videogame Revolution
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Video games are a burgeoning industry… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Andrew Kostuik
The Party That Never Was
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. We had the chance to build… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
The Rapid Prototyping, Creative Incubating, Lean Startup
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. You’re a maker and you’ve begun… Read more…
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Hoss Gifford
Hoss Gifford
The Responsible Response to Responsive Design
After many years of people proclaiming that “its the year of mobile”, it looks like that year might have actually decided to make an appearance and plans on staying. Let’s… Read more…
Web Dev
Stacey Mulcahy
Microsoft Garage
The Secrets Of Creation
Get inside the heads of FITCs most interesting minds and extract the secrets that make them make things. Find out how they break through the barriers of procrastination, distraction, and… Read more…
Inspire
The Thing is Your Friend: Making the World Alive One Bit At a Time
In 1920 Aleksander Rodchenko, one of the founders of Russian Constructivism movement wrote from Paris to a friend in Moscow: “Our things in our hands must become equals, comrades …… Read more…
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Ivan Poupyrev
The Trouble with JavaScript (and Why It’s Worth It)
While HTML5 web applications have moved into the mainstream, the “little language” JavaScript is struggling to keep up. Learn what’s wrong with JavaScript today, and how to handle “web programming… Read more…
Web Dev
Colin Moock
http://moock.org/
The Whiskey Hour
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Through the Shredder: The Magic Behind Making Abstract 3D Portraits
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. Ayaka and Randall will discuss the… Read more…
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Unstable Condition
Pete and Joel will talk about their approach and some of the things that they’ve learnt along the way. Topics for discussion will include inspiration, Open Source, openFrameworks, making systems,… Read more…
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UX Doesn’t Exist
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. A lot of really smart people… Read more…
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Kurt Krumme
WebGL – Now is The Time to Start Paying Attention
Discover the latest on WebGL, and a forward-looking view of where it’s headed. This session will cover how to get started with WebGL, showcase some original demos and how to… Read more…
Web Dev
What Makes a Code Artist Different?
Josh Nimoy will illustrate what his life has been like as a programming artist and designer – where the unique medium has taken him philosophically and career wise. Josh will… Read more…
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Josh Nimoy
Why Are You Shmoozing me?: Proper Self Branding + Networking
An Influxis Voodoo lounge presentation
Only at FITC. Free drinks. 30 minute presentations. Cool topics! Unique, on-the-fly presentations from the worlds top creators. This presentation is intended to aid… Read more…
Influxis Voodoo Lounge
Chris Sanders
Workshop: Building 2D Games With Starling
Flash has always been the dominant game platform for the web. With Stage3D and a host of other new gaming-related features, Flash is poised to once again push the boundaries… Read more…
Web Dev
Lee Brimelow
Workshop: HTML5 Gaming
HTML 5 Gaming is rapidly evolving and there has never been a better time to give it a try. This workshop focuses on using Impact JS to create amazing retro style games… Read more…
Web Dev
Jesse Freeman
Workshop: Intro to openFrameworks
Note that this workshop is offered on the pre-event workshop day on April 22nd and therefore is only available to those who have ‘The Works’ or the ‘Workshop’ ticket. openFrameworks… Read more…
Web Dev
Kyle McDonald
kylemcdonald.net
Workshop: The Ins and Outs of jQuery Mobile
jQuery Mobile is a touch-optimized web framework for smartphones & tablets. Bringing the “write less, do more” concept of jQuery to the mobile world, this powerful framework can help you… Read more…
Web Dev
Matt Fisher
Twitch