MN VR and HCI Meeting Aug 2013 – Choosatron – Jerry Belich

Posted by Ryan on August 20, 2013

The Choosatron Interactive Fiction Machine – Jerry Belich

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT)
Bloomington, United States

Please Register at EventBright

Software developer and storyteller Jerry Belich will be discussing his jump into the Maker movement with the Choosatron (currently a live Kickstarter!). From prototype to production, in less than a year his project has captured the attention and imaginations of both the literary and technical communities. Some of the topics will include…

  • Challenges of a first hardware project – knowing how little you know
  • Software/firmware of the Choosatron, unlimited story length in cramped space
  • The Literary World: Getting left behind as the technical generation grows up
  • How the Choosatron hobby project got promoted to product development
  • The benefits of not trying to solve a problem
  • China and Kickstarter: The terrors of manufacturing and selling promises
  • Why we are in a revolution now that you’ll kick yourself in a few years for not being a part of

It’s never been a better time to make your ideas into something real, but it’s good to be prepared!

 

Location:

The Nerdery Classroom: straight to the cafeteria,  just past the soda coolers and turn right.  (We’re not in the Nerditorium/auditorium)

 

Agenda:

6:30 Social, Setup and Soda – Thanks to the Nerdery for hosting
7:00 Jerry Belich
We’ll wrap up at 8:30, and head to Joe Sensers in Bloomington afterwards.
About MN VR and HCI:
MN VR and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) welcomes developers and tinkerers working with all variety of VR,  HCI, hardware hacking, creative coding and interactive art   Members are working projects with light field displays, mocap, tiny computers, servos and sensors, interactive statues and a variety of VR, motion and computer vision games.
Please Register at EventBright – https://www.eventbrite.com/event/7820616675

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