FITC Toronto 2015

2015-04-12 00:00:00 2015-04-15 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2015 A three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


Software developers and designers are some of the most creative and imaginative people on the planet – confined, for the most part, behind glass. What happens when the barriers of physics and electrical/material knowledge are eliminated? What do the advances in digital manufacturing technology mean for on-demand fabrication? What happens when electronic things become as easy to conjure as writing a web page? Peter will discuss the physical computing revolution we’re on the cusp of – ushered in by the same culture, sensibilities and people who defined the modern internet.


Exploring how hardware design and creation will be liberated by internet culture.

Target Audience

Digital designers and developers.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Non-technical talk, but some awareness of the current web landscape (WebGL, Javascript, etc.) is useful.

Five things audience members will learn

  1. Hardware design can be absent of physics, circuitry, and material understanding – freeing higher level ideation.
  2. Networking effects will disrupt hardware design and creation.
  3. Hardware will be as malleable as software (forking, sharing, scripting, etc.).
  4. JS is the future of connected devices and hardware.
  5. Manufacturing is embracing a distributed model, enabling bespoke creations.