Free Events on Technology and Creative Communities (Feb 25-26)

Allied Media Projects is a co-presenter of two events as part of the openFrameworks worldwide developers conference in Detroit. We are hosting these events in partnership with Emergence Media, rootoftwo, Artserve Michigan, Work Department, MOCAD, and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition.

Technology can be used to transform communities, empower people and create innovative works of art. This event series will explore how open source technology can be used to do that work within Detroit. openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.

INITIATE
SATURDAY, 2/25, 5-9:30 PM
MOCAD
4454 WOODWARD AVE.
Initiate will explore creative uses of primarily open source technology and open source approaches to creating art and social change. Join us for short presentations and open dialogue featuring local, national and international artists, technologists and community organizers.
Featuring members of openFrameworks.

DISCOTECH
SUNDAY, 2/26, 1:30 - 4:30 PM
MT ELLIOT MAKERSPACE
CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH
231 EAST GRAND BLVD.
Discotech (Discovering Technology) is a multimedia mobile neighborhood workshop fair. Participants will learn more about the impact and possibilities of technology within our communities and take part in interactive, multimedia workshops. This will include  a workshop introduction to openFrameworks,  a cross-platform C++ library for creative coding. It will be a chance to experiment with building new systems for interaction that move away from the screen and into physical space.

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