Join us on the 16th of November for presentations about some of the technologies and workshops you’ll find at the BuzzConf Technology Festival this year.
This month we’ll be discussing Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Robotics, Machine-generated Art, Ninjas, and more!
Tickets are also now on sale for the festival in December, but if you haven’t yet got a ticket and want to see what all the buzz is about first – this is a great session to come down to! You can also see videos from many of our events on YouTube.
Held in The Loop Bar in Melbourne, there will be plenty of options to eat and drink late into the night!
6pm – Drinks and socialising
7pm – Presentations
8pm until late – Demos, Music, drinks, and party
A New Reality, Alex Mackey & PatCat
Curious about developing VR applications? Hear about how this workshop will get you up to speed on creating exciting VR applications using web technologies that you know and love. You’ll learn key concepts that will work on everything from phone & tablet devices to a full headset.
Verity: An advance VR Midwife simulator, Michael Mortimer & Deakin’s CADET VR Lab
The human body has emerged as more than a canvas for wearable electronic devices. Devices too go within the body, such as internal medical devices. Within the last decade, individual hobbyists have begun voluntarily inserting non-medical devices in, through and underneath their skin.
How to Disappear Completely, Lily Ryan
Cameras peer at us like unblinking eyes. Even when you’re not posing for a selfie, you might end up in the background of someone else’s picture. Facial recognition is getting better all the time – but you can still sneak through the streets of your city, and disappear completely. Learn how machines “see” us, and what you can do about it.
Art-ificial Intelligence – Creepy, Frivolous and Beautiful Art made by Machines, J Rosenbaum
Explore digital art, look at the history of some delightfully frivolous uses of machine learning, and it’s impacts the future of art. From paint samples to autonomous works, let’s explore the joys and horrors of machine learning for artistic purposes, and the emotional impact of digital art including the uncanny valley, puppyslugs and face app.
Coder Dojo Kid’s track, Jay Alexander
CoderDojo is a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people 7-17. CoderDojo Carlton only started in September 2016 but has continued to grow not only as a club but a community of coding enthusiasts. Their sessions are an exciting mixture of learning and play as their ‘ninjas’ (participants) are aided by mentors to explore the amazing world of coding and robotics.