2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Creative Coding: Art + Design with Cinder

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Animated words and pictures behind touch-sensitive glass is no longer enough to amaze digital natives. Now more than ever, digital installations and other interactive experiences require inspired technological creativity in concert with conceptual creativity.
Creative coders now have greater access to brilliant new input devices such as Microsoft Kinect, the Oculus Rift, the Leap Motion controller, and the NeuroSky Mindwave brain wave reader, that can elevate good ideas into magical interactive experiences.
Through a presentation and live-coding demonstration using Cannes Lions winning software, 'Cinder', Keith Butters (Cinder co-creator), noted artist Chandler McWilliams, and technologist Toby Bordeaux (CTO Control Group) will demonstrate how to begin developing for these devices, and discuss how to better incorporate technology into the creative process.



Keith Butters

CXO & Co-Founder

The Barbarian Group

As co-founder and Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of The Barbarian Group, Keith has played a crucial role in the agency’s technical and creative output since its founding in 2001.

Keith oversees collaboration between the agency’s design, development and user experience teams, bringing creative technical solutions to life by exploiting technology in new ways. For the past fifteen years, Keith has specialized in integrating technology into the creative process and facilitating communication and knowledge transfer between varying disciplines of expertise.

Keith has served as the lead designer and architect of many projects at The Barbarian Group, including the much-lauded Subservient Chicken, which he built. Keith has also played an integral role in the development of Cinder, TBG’s open source software. Cinder recently won the first ever Cannes Lions Innovation Grand Prix, a highly coveted award recognizing the pioneering technology that makes creative innovation possible.


Toby Boudreaux

Chief Tech Officer

Control Group

Toby Boudreaux serves as Chief Technology Officer and Partner of Control Group, Inc. He has held formal positions at Nerve.com, Chopping Block, Threespot, EVB, The Barbarian Group, and Bloomberg.

He has experience in consumer-facing software and marketing efforts, product development, and user experience and has written and edited books on iPhone programming, PHP development and Adobe scripting. He is a noted expert on Mac desktops, mobile devices, kiosks, tablets, iOS, and Android.

As a renowned expert in web and mobile technologies, Toby has deep experience bringing digital technologies to physical objects and spaces. He serves as technical advisor to the Storefront for Art & Architecture.

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