Super Flying Tokyo, February 1-2, 2014

Rhizomatiks and Daito Manabe proudly present “Super Flying Tokyo” taking place on February 1st and 2nd, 2014 in Tokyo. Following the previous editions of Flying Tokyo, the new event is growing and inviting internationally acclaimed digital artists to cultivate Tokyo’s creative scene. A combination of talks, workshops and performances, will all take place between the 1st and 2nd of February.

This time Super Flying Tokyo will take place at La boo Museum Harajuku on Day 1 with a conference on their creation, and at Shibuya Hikarie 8/COURT on Day 2 with technical workshops. The team are also throwing a party after the conference, time and venue TBC.

Creators Talks:

Jussi Ängeslevä (ART+COM), Ivan Poupyrev (scientist/inventor/designer), Aaron Koblin (artist), Kyle McDonald (artist/openFrameworks community), Byeong Sam Jeon (media artist/KoIAN) and yours truly, Filip Visnjic (founder/editor-in-chief of CreativeApplications.Net) are invited speakers.

February 1 (Sat) 13:00–19:00 [OPEN 12:30] La Foret Museum Harajuku
Admission Free, Cap. 300 (Pre-reg. Required)
Interpreter available

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February 2 (Sun) 13:00–18:00 [OPEN 12:30] Shibuya Hikarie 8/COURT
Participant: 3,000JPY, Cap. 20 each (Pre-reg. Required)
Spectator: Admission Free, Cap. first 100 (No-reg. Required)

Jono Brandel / Making Shapes Move – curated by Aaron Koblin

In this five hour intensive session we will explore some fundamental principles on how to animate shapes with JavaScript. Within the confines of the browser there are a variety of options. We will survey many and dive into a select few. These include simple arithmetic, penner easing equations, and audio reactive animations. With this information, alongside an introduction to two.js, each participant will be given a word to draw and animate. The session will culminate in a collaborative visual poem that we will publish online.

Kyle McDonald / Light Exercise

We will walk through the techniques for “Light Leaks”. The theory will be discussed, and practical tools built with openFrameworks will be shared including: basic image capture, interfacing with Canon DSLR cameras, basic computer vision, using structured light to decode projection, using 3d models for calibration, and basic shader programming for true 3d projection mapping. Participants should have two or more years of experience programming if they want to understand the tools, and some experience with cameras and projectors to understand the theory. If participants want to follow along with the code, they should come with a working copy of openFrameworks. This will not be an introduction to openFrameworks.

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If you live in Tokyo, don’t miss it!

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