EyeO Festival is a conference where artists, designers and coders “Converge to Inspire,” not to mention my all time favorite. I’ve attended EyeO for the past 3 years. The amazing projects I’ve seen inspired me to follow my dream i.e. got together with friends and did our first public interactive installation with Kinect. Coming from a web/app development background, it felt like a shot in the dark.
My talk, “First-Timer Interactive Installation Epic
Fail Hail!”, was accepted as one of the finalists at Ignite EyeO 2014. I used the stage to tell a story of what it was like to be a first-timer. How to succeed or fail gracefully in my case. The project I touched on is called The Puppetron. The installation was a part of Ann Arbor’s FoolMoon festival. Although it’s a very very simple Kinect game, it withstood 50-mph wind, rain, snow, hail, etc.
I spoke in front of a thousand audiences, a lot of whom are my role models. It was nerve racking but well worth it!