*NOTE! Everyone bring headphones for the demo!
Talk #1: Space Your Face: this is your brain on spatialized audio—Myles Borins
How does the human brain know where sound is placed? How can we use that information to hack the brain into thinking recorded sound is coming from a certain place. OMG you can do this with a browser? All this and more when Myles Borins SPACES YOUR FACE! Bring headphones for the demo!
How the brain places sound in space is incredibly interesting. Once you can codify this phenomenon it is possible to use computer and hardware to encode and emulate sounds in physical space. Virtual Reality sound!
Myles is a contributor to Node, member of TC39, and Node Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. Myles studies music technology in graduate school and did a course on spatial audio. This included both programming software to place sound in space and using that software to write compositions.
Talk #2: ALT-CTRL: Scream into this Arduino—Rachel White
As IoT integration into our daily lives becomes more and more advanced, what are the different ways we can control devices? There’s a plethora of sensors & modules you can use to interact with hardware, even some you can put in your own body, so let’s see how far we can take it.
When you think about bots, the first thing that pops into your mind is probably cute little robots (as it should be)– but did you know there’s a whole world out there of modules that can allow you to control items through various means of interaction? Accelerometers, capacitive touch, light, sound, and more! Learn about different modules that you may not have used before and see how easily they integrate with an microcontroller through wiring diagrams and code examples. Find out about the emerging occurrences of Biohacking– especially RFID implants, which I will show via my own chip implanted into my hand. Experience live demos of how some of these work, try them out yourself through a little audience participation, and walk away with a new exciting perspective on fun ways you can get creative with your own hardware projects.
Rachel is a Technical Evangilist at Microsoft, cat herder, co-host of JS Party, and a literal cyborg.
Socialize: We'll have beer and pizza! We'll also allow people to announce any job opportunities they may have at that time so you can socialize with potential applicants.