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Windsor Essex Open Data :: first steps

September 27, 2013

by admin in Windsor Essex Open Data

Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Hackforge, Central Branch, Windsor Public Library


This will be a  ‘First Steps’ meeting with two topics on our agenda. The first will be a discussion on whether we should participate in a local Open311 initiative.

The second matter will be a discussion whether we’d like to be involved in any data *collection* work, and if so, with what common theme. Possible ideas include:

  • bicycling
  • energy related
  • transit
  • your suggestions

If you have any questions or suggestions, you can let me know at mita@hackf.org

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Hackforge Summer Games Resource List

August 17, 2013

by admin in Games

Here are some of the resources shared on Saturday’s launch of the Hackforge Summer Games contest. Share yours in the comments! 

Randy McGall’s List

Anthony Garreffa’s Game Loop Presentation & Materials

Doug Sartori’s Presentation & Code

HTML5 Game Development Resources by Jeff Szusz

Choosing an Engine

Other Resources

Popular Engines

Other resources 

Video game engines for young people ages 8 and up

Sell your game

Game Art Resources

Big thanks to Jessica Lowe and her computer science class in California for recommending this resource

Interested in sound, light, night and art?

August 15, 2013

by admin in Uncategorized

Those interested in art, sound and light might be interested in this opportunity to collaborate in a project from the Incubator Art Lab:

From today’s Daily News article from the University of Windsor

Jennifer Willet, a professor in the School for Arts and Creative Innovation, wants people to march in the Eco Nuit parade on October 5. The parade is part of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, an annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art.

In collaboration with the Ontario Science Centre’s !dea Gallery, the procession will be a parade of “local nocturnal ecology” that will “illuminate and reveal a menagerie of living organisms via digital media and phosphorescence,” according to Dr. Willet, who specializes in bio-art, and is director of the University’s Incubator lab.

Interested artists can make glow-in-the-dark costumes, and devices that emit sound and light.  Marchers eager to join the parade will be given masks, streamers, noisemakers, and take-home lab experiments, Willet said.

The deadline for proposals is August 20th.

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