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Ignite Amsterdam 3

Sensor Fest evening 2

15 short, smart and clever talks, joined and bound by one simple rule: twenty slides, five minutes. Central theme? Sensors!

  • Ignite Amsterdam 3 - 

    Ignite Amsterdam 3 took place on November 24th. Central theme was Sensors! The event was the second evening of the 3-day Sensor Fest, which took place directly after the 2010 Devcamp. November 2010.

Ignite

Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Founded in Seattle, the events are held around the world. Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all they're fun, thought-provoking nights, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together.

Program

These speakers offer you an insight into the best, most promising, witty, sharp and ingenious projects and ideas surrounding the central theme of sensors. A nice mix of programmers and interaction designers, hackers, hardware know-it-all's, artists and scientists.

Edo Paulus

Edo presented the SonOrb, an interactive musical installation. It is part of the Klankenspeeltuin (Sound Playground) at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam.

Travis Goodspeed

Travis is a reverse engineer. He talked about hacking the IM Me, an instant messaging toy for kids. With a few alterations, the pink toy turns into a powerful tool that can open garage doors and measure the temperature of bell peppers in the supermarket.

Marjolein Charlotte Hessels

Marjolein is a physician studying at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She showed us two projects in which she uses a human heart beat as input to control light and a printer that plays a xylophone.

Fabienne Serriere

Fabienne runs the Hardhack event in Berlin, and organizes a lot of hands-on, hardware workshops and demos. She discussed ways to beautify sensors.

Supriyo Chatterjea

Supriyo worked with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in deploying a large-scale sensor network on the Great Barrier Reef. He rapidly explained a very complicated project.

the Urban Lightguide

the Urban Lightguide

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Interactive sound and light installation by Rnul Interactive. Rotterdam Museum Night 2010.

Audience at Ignite Amsterdam 3

Audience at Ignite Amsterdam 3

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Ignite Amsterdam 3 took place on November 24th. Central theme was Sensors. The event was the second evening of the 3-day Sensor Fest, which took place directly after the 2010 Devcamp. November 2010.

Gordan Savicic

DS brut is an open source hardware prototyping platform for the Nintendo DS. With the help of DS brut, game consoles can easily be hooked up to a variety of sensors. Gordan is one of the developers.

Wilbert Baan

Wilbert is a creative technologist at SOMEHOW branded utilities. Until recently he worked for the Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant. He gave a quick overview of the various ways to hack, use and abuse the Xbox Kinect. Inspiring stuff!

Erik Borra

Erik Borra is the lead programmer, as well as researcher, for the Digital Methods Initiative, and is involved in the 'Mapping Controversies in Science and Politics' European research project. He talked about using SEQL as sensors, and showed a few nice examples of how you can turn the massive amounts of data SEQL generates into understandable images that poignantly show something about a group of people, a country etc.

Helden

Bas and Thomas use sensors to involve the audience in their interactive installations. They presented their first collaborative project: the Chemistree.

Sonia Cillari

Sonia is an Italian media artist and architect. She presented two projects, amongst which her latest, Sensitive to Pleasure. Sensitive to Pleasure is an interactive installation in which the viewer indirectly influences the artist's body.

Fabienne at Ignite Amsterdam 3

Fabienne at Ignite Amsterdam 3

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Fabienne Serriere talked about beautifying sensors. Ignite Amsterdam 3 took place on November 24th. Central theme was Sensors! The event was the second evening of the 3-day Sensor Fest, which took place directly after the 2010 Devcamp. November 2010.

Gordan at Ignite Amsterdam 3

Gordan at Ignite Amsterdam 3

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Gordan Savicic presents the DS brut. Ignite Amsterdam 3 took place on November 24th. Central theme was Sensors! The event was the second evening of the 3-day Sensor Fest, which took place directly after the 2010 Devcamp. November 2010.

Nadya Peek

Nadya Peek is part of the physics and media group at MIT media lab.

Rnul Interactive

Rnul Interactive are Aart Muis and Rob Donkers. Their interactive installations deal with sound, images and physical movement. They analyze visitors' behavior and use this data to respond to them.

Vesna Manojlovic

Vesna developed and gives advanced courses for RIPE, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC, and IPv6. Tonight she discussed the necessity of transferring from IPv4 to IPv6 for large scale sensor networks.

Dirk van Oosterbosch

Fritzing is an open-source initiative that allows designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to document their electronic-based prototypes, and to create a PCB layout for manufacturing. Dirk explained convincingly why everyone should use it.

Jean-Baptiste Labrune

Jean-Baptiste taught in art schools and scientific centers before settling down at the MIT Medialab as part of the Tangible Media Group. He participated in the Dev Camp and was the last speaker of the night.

DS Brut bluetooth

DS Brut bluetooth

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DS brut is an open source hardware prototyping platform for the Nintendo DS. The developers, Gordan Savicic and Gottfried Haider, have released the DS Bluetooth adapter.

As an artist, I need to rest

As an artist, I need to rest

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Project by Sonia Cillari.

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More information

Sensor Fest takes place on November 23, 24 and 25 at Mediamatic Bank. It sheds a light on the newest developments in the world of sensors. Sensors are increasingly employed in the creative sector, as well as in the medical world, agriculture, new media, and by the government. What can sensors tell us about ourselves and the world?

Doors open at 8pm. One-day tickets have been knocked down from €5,- to €3,-. Grab yourself a bargain! RSVP by pressing the pink button at the top of this page. You can buy your tickets online or at the door.

  • SonOrb - 

    Interactive sound installation by Edo Paulus. Klankenspeeltuin (Sound Playground), Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. Amsterdam 2010.

  • JB at Ignite Amsterdam 3 - 

    Jean-Baptiste Labrune presents at Ignite Amsterdam 3 on November 24th. Central theme was Sensors! The event was the second evening of the 3-day Sensor Fest, which took place directly after the 2010 Devcamp. November 2010.

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