Nov 5, 2011

Building Interfaces for the New Decade: Conference at the Tech Museum, San Jose, California

Here is information about a day-long conference that I'm sure will be well worth attending:

November 15, 2011 (Tuesday)
San Jose, California

If you can't make it to San Jose, the conference can be attended "virtually".  You can register for the conference via the EventBright website.

Here is the list of speakers and presentations for the conference:

Tamara Schwarz, Senior Manager of Experience Design, Chabot Space & Science Center
"RFID-enabled Interactive Exhibits, or... What's a warehouse inventory management technology doing in an interactive science center?"
Christopher Stapleton, Creative Venture Catalyst, Simiosys
"The Phydgital InterSpace -The Next Generation of Museum User Experience and Workshop: Experiential Makeover for Learning"
Jim Spadaccini, Director, Ideum; Principal Investigator, Open Exhibits
"Open Exhibits - Community Software for Multi-touch and Motion Recognition"
Rick Ernst, Lead Designer, Ogmento
"How to get People off the Couch and Interact with the World with Augmented Reality Games"
Bob Ketner, Curator, The Tech Test Zone
"The Tech Virtual and The Tech Test Zone Open Platforms"
John MacDuffie Woodburn, Co-Developer, Pixel, and Graduate Student, University of the Arts, PA, & Matt Miller, Co-Developer, Pixel
"Pixel - Using Eye Tracking to Engage and Educate Your Audience"
Ross Smith, Ph.D, Deputy Director, Wearable Computer Laboratory, University of South Australia
"Bringing Fingertip Sculpting Techniques to the Digital Artist"

Below is an excerpt from the conference website:
"Join us on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 for a gathering of the most innovative developers of new interactive technologies at The Tech Museum's Test Zone 2011...Connect with entrepreneurs, developers, and researchers working on cutting-edge interfaces such as:
Augmented Reality
Context Aware 
Deformable Surfaces
Eye Tracking
Gestural Interfaces
Gigapixel Images
Motion Sensing
Natural User Interfaces
Smart Museum Systems
Tablet Computers
Ubiquitous Media 

Find out how museums and other public-space designers can use these technologies to enhance visitor learning and experience. Experience the interactives firsthand at the opening of The Tech Test Zone Gallery, a new gallery dedicated to temporary exhibitions of prototypes from corporate, academic, and nonprofit partners."


About the Tech Museum:
"The Tech Museum is a hands-on technology and science museum for people of all ages and backgrounds. The museum-located in the Capital of Silicon Valley -is a non-profit learning resource established to engage people in exploring and experiencing technologies affecting their lives. Through programs such as The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco, our annual team design competition for youth, and internationally renowned programs such as The Tech Awards presented by Applied Materials, Inc., The Tech Museum celebrates the present and encourages the development of innovative ideas for a more promising future." -Tech Museum YouTube Channel

Hack the Future Day at the Tech Museum

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