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Makey Makey Workshop at Allied Media Conference

Posted August 11, 2014 | 12:45 pm, by nadine

June was a busy month. Not only did Sext Adventure launch, along w/ announcing plans for txtr, I had the opportunity to hit up the Allied Media Conference in Detroit to run a Makey Makey Workshop. It was my first time visiting Detroit and I was really happy to work with the AMC to make this happen.

The workshop went well, tho I will admit, being scheduled at 9am on a Saturday made me a bit nervous for attendance. But the turn out was great and people thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Here’s a few shots of some of the things people came up with:

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Wicked little band out of tin foil, the drum pedal was a real pedal too!

AMC Workshop 2k14

Jousting!

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Interactive Sandwich Controller

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Feather Gloves

Workshop participants passing on what they had learned to others in the FDL.

FDL - Makey

FDL - Makey

You can also see my whole photoset of the trip on flickr.

If you haven’t heard of the AMC, its an annual conference in Detroit where artists, musicians, activists and technologists all come together to talk and share action points about social justice. I highly recommend going if you can.

I’d also like to thank Una Lee for her immense work organizing the Future Design Lab. And Sagan Yee, for helping me out by mentoring, and for just being all around awesome.

While in Detroit, I also met up with some new friends to go exploring. Detroit is pretty amazing, and the work that goes on there by grass roots organizations is immediate and intense. I am humbled by people’s dedication and passion. It was an eye opening and interesting experience.

So thanks AMC, Future Design Lab, and Detroit, for letting me contribute.

Looking forward to next year.

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