FITC Toronto 2011
DesignDevInspire
  • 2011-05-02 00:00:00 2011-05-04 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2011 Toronto FITC
  • Toronto

Presentation

Overview

Because of today’s technological landscape, it has never been easier to make anything we can conceive. We live in a world where we have the Internet, inexpensive and accessible computing, search, open source, a myriad of creative tools, and a culture of sharing. But it can be tough to figure out where to start, how to connect the pieces, and how to stay focused.

In this presentation, Mike Creighton shares his tips and methodologies for making the most of the near-unlimited resources we have in front of us. He illustrates his struggle with this abundance through an ongoing project called “Flow” — a project that combines traditional art-making, computer vision, and generative art in an attempt to find a bridge between the analogue and the digital. We’ll see how we can take the germ of a technically challenging idea to fruition by combining and re-imagining a number of open source projects and tools. Mike will also share the open source tools and libraries that he made during the process creating “Flow”.

This presentation is as much about refining your creative process as it is about harnessing the technological opportunities of today. Now is the time to stand on the shoulders of giants, start with what you already know, and remember that anything is possible.