ART && CODE: DIY 3D Sensing and Visualization (#artandcode) was a festival and conference concerned with the artistic, technical, tactical and cultural potentials of low-cost 3D scanning devices — especially, but not exclusively, including the revolutionary Microsoft Kinect sensor. This highly interdisciplinary event brought together, for the first time, more than 200 tinkerers and hackers, computational artists and designers, professional game developers, and leading researchers in the fields of computer vision, robotics and human-computer interaction. Half maker’s festival, half academic symposium, ART && CODE took place October 21-23 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and featured:
- Hands-on workshops in programming interactive software with low-cost depth cameras, such as the Kinect;
- Live demonstrations and speed presentations of interactive experiences made with the Kinect;
- Lecture presentations by leading international artists, designers and researchers;
- Social events that mix independents, corporates, and academic researchers;
- An evening of immersive audiovisual performances; and
- An unconference with topics selected by participants!