Discotech + openFrameworks in February

OmniCorpDetroit is happy to announce the following two events for February! We’ve been collaborating with organizations like Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, ArtServe Michigan, Emergence Media, Work Department and the international openFrameworks community to organize a blended Discotech / openFrameworks workshop and open conversation / lecture event. You can download a full color PDF poster here, an image for social media here or a letter-sized, black and white flyer here to distribute in your community.

INITIATE
SATURDAY, 2/25, 5-9:30 PM
LOCATION: MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)
4454 WOODWARD AVE.
FREE
Initiate will explore creative uses of primarily open source technology and open source approaches to creating art and social change. Join us for short presentations and open dialogue featuring local, national and international artists, technologists and community organizers.
RSVP via Facebook here.

DISCOTECH
SUNDAY, 2/26, 1:30 – 4:30 PM
LOCATION: MT ELLIOT MAKERSPACE AT THE CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH
231 EAST GRAND BLVD.
FREE
Discotech (Discovering Technology) is a multimedia mobile neighborhood workshop fair. Participants will learn more about the impact and possibilities of technology within our communities and take part in interactive, multimedia workshops. This will include a workshop introduction to openFrameworks, a cross-platform C++ library for creative coding. It will be a chance to experiment with building new systems for interaction that move away from the screen and into physical space.
RSVP via Facebook here.

ABOUT
Technology can be used to transform communities, empower people and create innovative works of art. This week long event series will explore how open source technology can be used to do that work within Detroit. This program features members of openFrameworks which is hosting their annual worldwide developers conference in Detroit. openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation.

Featuring openFrameworks in partnership with Emergence Media, rootoftwo, Artserve Michigan, Allied Media Projects, Work Department, MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit) and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition.

For more info email info (at) emergencemedia.org