The Future of Physical Digital Place Making
Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Our digital world is spilling onto our physical world. With the advent of the internet of things and the capacity of objects to have memory and intelligence, we are entering a world where physical spaces will soon have operating systems. With the power of computation comes the opportunity of creating interesting ways in which people can interact with physical spaces. This core conversation is an attempt to bring together people interested in knowing more about physical interventions using digital technologies. At Urban Matter Inc., we use a variety of materials and processes to create experiences, ranging from the use of prototyping tools like laser cutters and 3D printers to create physical forms, projection mapping to create imagery, and open source hardware like arduino to program experiences. Amongst our other work, we’ll share our most recent interactive light installation for Seaholm Redevelopment Project in Austin to kickstart the conversation.
Lead Creative Technologist
Urban Matter Inc
Rick Lin is a sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, engineer and now the cofounder of Urban Matter Inc. After receiving his degree in Fine Arts from Oberlin College in 1996, he went on to broadcast te...Show the rest
Rick Lin is a sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, engineer and now the cofounder of Urban Matter Inc. After receiving his degree in Fine Arts from Oberlin College in 1996, he went on to broadcast television and filmmaking working for public relations firm Burson-Marsteller where he worked for 4 years. Always interested in innovation and creative thinking Rick moved on to Meaningful Machines in 2001, where he worked on a small elite team of technologists developing artificial intelligence and distributed programming applications for the web. After working in a startup environment for 8 years, he left to pursue his creative side. He spends his time now consulting on projects involving new media/ film / TV and social media applications for the internet.Hide the rest
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Shagun founded Urban Matter Inc, an experience design studio focused on creating experiences using open source technology in 2012 with two other partners. In the last two years, they’ve worked on a...Show the rest
Shagun founded Urban Matter Inc, an experience design studio focused on creating experiences using open source technology in 2012 with two other partners. In the last two years, they’ve worked on a wide variety of experimental projects; from Silent Lights, an interactive urban light installation in Downtown Brooklyn, to Wise Words, an interactive storytelling project for the New Museum, to Family Style, a participatory social media environmental project that visualizes twitter activity during a conference.
Before starting Urban Matter Inc, Shagun worked in acclaimed innovation and multi-media studios like frog, Method Inc, 2x4, Antenna Design and Local Projects as a user experience designer. Her experience also includes working for architecture offices like Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and museums like the American Museum of Natural History as an experience designer. In the educational realm she worked for the National Institute of Design in India and in NYU’s Advanced Media Studio.Hide the rest