San Francisco, California
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3Dcamp is a free, informal conference dedicated to a broad range of technologies that change the way we interact with computers. It's where the virtual meets the real.
This year marks the 7th anniversary of the event, which will once again be held at the University of Limerick.
Topics and areas of interest include:
- The Internet of Things
- 3D printing & fabrication
- Augmented Reality (e.g. Google Glass)
- Cognitive Interfaces
- Open Data, Open Culture
- Gestural Interfaces
- 3D visualizations
- Virtual Reality (e.g. Oculus Rift)
- Mapping mashups, GPS, geotagging, geocaching
- Location-based Services (LBSs)
- Urban games, location-based mobile games
- Haptics and augmented toys (eg. Wiimote hacks),
- Interactive art installations
Location, accomodation and transport tips are available on the 3Dcamp map.
Speakers / talks / workshops are being added to the blog as they come in and a PDF of the schedule will be made available before the event. A compiled list of confirmed speakers can be found on the Speakers page.
The hashtag for 3Dcamp 2014 across all social media will be #3Dcamp
Any questions, feel free to email us -> 3Dcamp@gmail.com
For those who'd like to support us via Bitcoin, our address is - 13QQb5pY72FwYt2Lvv8L6LzM7v2GH18U6B
Please note:the 'barcamp' format is fluid and flexiblem and the schedule of talks quite likely to change on the day.
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS (more to come... also listed here on our website)
(1) Keynote Address by Dr. Edmond Harty, Engineer, CEO & Technical Director of Dairymaster, and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012. Dr. Harty will talk about inventing, making, innovation and entreprenership. Dairymaster a world leader in dairy equipment manufacturing that employs 300 on an 11.5-acre site in Co. Kerry, as well as having operations in the UK and USA. The copmany exports to over 40 countries worldwide.
(2) Netherlands based Ton Zijlstra (@ton_zylstra) is an independent consultant on knowledge work, learning and complex challenges. He writes on open data, open government, the FabLab movement, making, learning, communities of practice, and the philosophy of technology.
His talk for 3Dcamp 2014 is entitled, ‘Mixing Open Data and Making To Solve Things’
“What we make should matter, help solve and mean something for you or for others, provi1de a perspective for action and new affordances. In this talk, building on my experiences in both worlds, I will explore how Open Data and Making can mutually reinforce each other. What data do you need, in order to decide what to make to solve a local issue? How do you get that data open? What can you make to gather data yourself? What can you make that let’s you act on what data tells you? Can we make tangible things that let us understand data better? Taking practical examples from across Europe as inspiration, let’s see what we can come up with!”
(3) '3D Virtual Reconstruction and Visualisation of Existing Architecture.'
Conor Dore is a Postgraduate Researcher at Dublin Institute of Technology. His talk will focus on methods for 3D virtual reconstruction and visualisation of existing architecture.
“There is an increased demand for accurate virtual 3D models of existing buildings for many applications in particular in the cultural heritage and construction communities where this data is very important for documentation, conservation work and renovations. Virtual 3D models of existing buildings and cities are also very important for other applications such as planning, architectural design, tourism, disaster management, training simulations, noise mapping, environmental simulations, entertainment and education.
This talk will briefly look at different methods for collecting 3D data to record existing buildings such as 3D laser scanning, structure from motion and other image-capture methods. The raw data obtained from these survey methods must be converted to structured 3D models for useful further applications. Different approaches for generating 3D architectural models from survey data will be discussed. Current manual methods for this modelling process are time-consuming and tedious and require skilled modellers. This talk will briefly look at how automated approaches for 3D modelling used in other areas such as film and gaming can be applied for modelling our built heritage.
Finally this talk will also look at future trends in this area and possible applications of virtual architectural models with augmented reality and game engines for entertainment and education.”
(4) Hacking by Google Search - Building hardware with no electronics knowledge
Conor O’Neill generated quite a buzz when his ‘Raspberry Pi RC Race Car Controlled With Cheese‘ made a splash on Wired last year. An inveterate hacker, Conor has also been a stalwart of the Irish start-up scene including organiser of the first two Cork BarCamps. In fact it was those excellent events which gave inspiration for 3Dcamp which is why I’m particularly excited that Conor will be joining us in Limerick this year to talk about ‘Hacking by Google Search - Building hardware with no electronics knowledge‘
Conor says, “Whilst most people will give programming a go, many are afraid of playing with hardware. In this talk I’ll walk through some of the silly, less silly, useless and useful things I have built over the past year.
In every case I have started with “I wonder if…..” followed quickly by “How do I XYZ with Arduino or Raspberry Pi” in Google Search.
Someone somewhere has always done something similar or related before you and I’ll explain how you can build on the shoulders of giants. Anyone can build useful things for themselves with a few simple rules of thumb and something like an Arduino.”
You’ll find him @conoro on Twitter.
(5) Unconferencing your birthday: Maker-style
How do you expose your web oriented friends to this new phenomenon, this phenomenon of personal fabrication? Why not organize a conference? And make it a combined birthday party as well? This is exactly what my husband and I will do this year during Midsummer.
Why we’re doing this? To make sure that our best friends, who live all across Europe and beyond, have good reason to come to our birthday party. Six years after our first birthday unconference I want to share how we organize such events, the value we create for ourselves, our friends, family, clients, co-workers and people we barely know.
Elmine Wijnia is a creative knowledge omnivore who loves to tell stories through video and writing. With a background in Communication Philosophy she guides clients who are willing to reflect on or reinvent themselves through change processes, using any tool that is appropriate to tell the story and get the work done.
She loves to connect the wonderful people she got to know online over the years, so, together with her husband, every few years she organizes a birthday party conference. To explore ideas, share solutions, ask questions and step into unknown territory together.
(6) Crypto currencies - The Potential & The Risk
We believe 3Dcamp was the first conference in Ireland to host a Bitcoin presentation and discussion at the 2013 event. So we’re delighted that Antonie Geerts, inventor of Gaelcoin, will make a presentation this year on the wider area of crypto currencies, the potential and the risks.
“This talk will be about the history of Crypto currencies and how it has the potential to change the financial landscape in terms of payments online. Also covered in the talk will be the anatomy of any crypto currency and its relation to network miners and clients and finally about the risks of Crypto currencies and how to spot the Ponzi.”
(W1) Workshop: MaKey MaKey
A MaKey MaKey is an Arduino board that can make anything into a key! You can make a connection through anything that’s even a little bit conductive. You can also create inventions that combine conductive and non-conductive parts. It will work with any software that works with the keyboard or mouse e.g. Scratch, PowerPoint, Photobooth, piano, bongos. The possibilities are endless. This workshop is designed to help you gain inspiration and practical guidance around the use of this technology, integrated across a range of subjects in your classroom.
Bianca teaches at Griffeen Valley Educate Together where she is extremely passionate about the use of technology as a pedagogical tool. She currently integrates educational technology into all areas of her teaching.
Hassan’s first computer was an Apple IIe, which wasn’t really his but it was in the house and he got to play games like Kings Quest and it was downhill from there. Fast-forward to a few years and Hassan was selling computers when 16MB Ram was good and 15″ CRT monitors were the norm. He can remember using a 5 1/4″ floppy drive and that’s when floppy drives were really floppy. He can remember DOS and more importantly he thought it was great. Right now Hassan is an ICT support technician and trainer and does a lot of work with schools.
(7) Brain Knows Best; Using Technology To Harness Your Potential
As CEO of Cortechs, Áine Behan is an Entrepreneur, a Neuroscientist and a lecturer passionate about neurotechnology that builds a resilient mind. Cortechs works off this ethos by using sensors, science, technology and gaming to improve brain resilience; thus the more you harness your brain activity, the more healthy, more focused and more relaxed you become.
With advances in touchless sensors and the evolution of neurogaming, we are on the cusp of making what was thought impossible possible. In this talk Áine will describe the latest cognitive, behavioral, emotional and sensory technologies that will create compelling and engaging experiences worldwide using the power of the mind. Of particular relevance to Cortechs she will discuss how these technologies are affecting gaming, therapeutics, wellness, education and more. Using your brain to control games and technology to improve our attention levels is now a reality.
(8) Augmenting the Future
Eimear McCormack will make a presentation on the future of technology and how services, hardware and Augmented Reality will ultimately combine to create new computing frameworks and herald in a new age of computing.
Eimear is COO at iTagged and MD of B*Different. iTagged is a social discovery App that enables its users to create, share & follow augmented Tags. Eimear is an experienced marketing professional, guest lecturer in many universities and frequent panel guest on Today FM’s Business Show & Newstalk Breakfast.
(9) Why Zuck’s no schmuck - the future of virtual reality
James Corbett will talk about, and demo, the breakthrough virtual reality headset - the Oculus Rift. He will delve into the current landscape of virtual reality hardware and software and theorize wildly about why Facebook bought Oculus before the Rift was even launched into the consumer marketplace.
James is co-founder of a startup building a virtual reality platform for teaching and training. He is also co-founder of 3Dcamp and doesn’t usually talk about himself in the third person.
(10) Self-build and the maker movement
he architectural profession has generally not paid much attention to self-build despite it has always been very popular with the general public all over the world. Societies and economies as distant as Austria and India have very similar high percentages of self-build housing and some studies have determined that one third of the world’s dwellings are constructed by their future occupants with no architect intervention.
A recent chapter in the history of self-build happened in Europe and United States during the 60’s. It became part of the counterculture movement and notable self-build systems were developed such as the Segal Method in England or the geodesic structures from the Whole Earth Catalog in California. In both cases, self-build was presented as a carefully though social and political attitude rather than just a necessity. Not casually, the articles published in the Whole Earth Catalog were also inspiring the first generation of computer hackers who originated the Information technology revolution in Silicon Valley.
The maker culture, a technology-based extension of the do-it-yourself hobbyist tradition, is one of the most notable phenomenons derived from this hacker culture in the 70’s. The maker movement proposes a bottom-up and collective alternative for designing and producing all sort of physical objects, from affordable medical prothesis to sophisticated drone aircrafts. Many experts believe that the future of physical manufacturing will shift from current failing structures of mass production to the decentralised and highly customisable maker’s approach.
In this presentation Javier Burón, who is a director at Fab Lab Limerick and lectures at the School of Architecture in UL, will explore the potential of self-build for creating new roles for architects based on the study of the maker culture and its disruptive impact on manufacturing and mass production.
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