TechShop and VIA are hosting a demo day to kick off a very special collaboration between the 2013 VIA Festival, TechShop, and YOU!
h3D Space (Head Space) is an audience-interactive project that will happen LIVE at VIA Festival's pop-up site on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, for which TechShop has developed a motorized human-sized lazy Susan that will rotate guests at a consistent speed, allowing you to strike whatever pose you like for a custom 3D scan.
3D Demo Day is a free workshop and mixer at 6PM on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at TechShop Pittsburgh. Attend demo day to get an exclusive preview of how 3D scanning works, test out 3D scanning first hand, and create your own facial scan for VIA Festival, plus meet friends of VIA and TechShop! Learn how to use the Xbox Kinect (a motion sensor for video games) and Skanect (scanning software) to produce 3D scans of your face, body and objects.
TechShop will also demonstrate use of Zbrush, a 3D modelling software, to mess with your scan data and create 360-degree turntable files from them so that the viewer can see the whole story. Your scans will be incorporated into the live video mix for VIA's showcase nights on Oct. 4 and 5, and will also be available for download after the festival.
This event is open to both members and non-members of TechShop Pittsburgh. If you are a first-time visitor to the shop, please check in at the Front Desk to sign up for a 15-minute shop tour.
About VIA Festival 2013 | Pittsburgh | October 1-6, 2013
VIA is a festival, series of year-round events, and creative collective based in Pittsburgh, PA. The VIA Festival (Oct. 1-6, 2013) is a city-wide “Festival As Laboratory” that mutates every year. Collaborative A/V performances, exhibitions, mobile events, lectures, and more explore the intersection of emerging music, new media art, and technology.
3D Demo Day will be held at TechShop Pittsburgh.
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