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May 3rd, Stammtisch #61 **

Abe

Recommends watching “Humane: A new Agenda for Tech” about the negative effects of technology on people https://vimeo.com/332532972

OPENRNDR
A creative coding framework using the Kotlin programming language, published last year. Modern, with examples, good documentation, small community, has a live coding mode, allows low level access to the graphics pipeline, lets you inline shader code in your program…

https://openrndr.org/

Here some example videos: https://vimeo.com/rndrstudio and a demo made with OPENRNDR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r1732c04aY

And a quick introduction what shaders are, showing https://shadertoy.com and http://shdr.bkcore.com/

Raphaël

A library to use pressure sensitive devices with p5.js
https://editor.p5js.org/SableRaf/full/gfkUFWMN4
https://editor.p5js.org/SableRaf/full/PNSk4uR9v

Uses the pressurejs.com library.

A library to filter noisy signals while limiting latency, great for live noisy user generated data.
http://cristal.univ-lille.fr/~casiez/1euro/

And example of using reactive programming for UI events in a simple canvas paint app:
https://github.com/ibaca/rxcanvas-gwt/blob/master/src/main/java/rxcanvas/client/RxCanvas.java
http://ignacio.bacamt.com/rxcanvas-gwt/

Stef

Shows his project “Immersive Computing”
http://steftervelde.nl/immersive_computing
and talks about the new version he is building in Unity to let people build virtual computers, and a physical version using metal beams and 3D printed joints, so it can be easily assembled and disassembled. He would welcome help from engineers who can help designing the joints.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permutation_City

https://www.google.com/search?q=first+transistor&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjCg9LHjYDiAhURzqQKHY8aCEkQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=978&dpr=1#imgrc=IJXP_dD45UHb0M:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Difference_engine

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAZavOcEnLg&

https://youtu.be/rAZavOcEnLg

http://www.rlfbckr.org/

https://sdtb.de/museum-of-technology/exhibitions/1256/

“The Information” by James Gleick. Book about information, language, entropy… easy to read.

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