While everyone is in Toronto for Nuit Blanche (Saturday Oct 1st) we are hosting SoOnCon 2011: Southern Ontario Makers Conference – at Bell Lightbox, it will be awesome: get a ticket – this year’s badge; a functional micro-controller!
September 30th 7pm-2am, Site 3 coLaboratory
Friday night will kick off with a reception at Site 3 coLaboratory, we show you a more social side of our people & projects, with displays that can only been enjoyed in a private space (hint, fire).
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 3rd floor
Price: $40 / adult participant – $25 / under 18 participants
Tickets: Sooncon 2011 Eventbrite
Note: Entry badges for this event are an awesome functional microcontroller board!
Saturday is an all-day event at TIFF Bell Lightbox; SoOnCon will be running two tracks, one for talks, one in our working space for show and tell. A soldering station for badge setup will be running all day.
Presentations include gyrocopters, electronics for the artist, the back end of a tamagotchi, motion detection gaming, learning to fly ultralights, and similar nerdy awesomeness.
Our keynote speaker; Adam Smith of Sword in the Stone Crafts is an accomplished leather crafter, film costumer and prop maker. Adam will be keynoting the conference at 5pm with “Dropping Out 101 – the Entrepreneur’s Guide to Abandoning a Career and Becoming a Fulltime Maker.” We are delighted to have him attend! Adam’s work is currently on display at TIFF in the long-term costuming exhibition “Otherworldly: The Art Of Canadian Costume Design” which runs to March 2012.
The balance of our speakers is a strong mix of makers, hackers and artists.
Trevyn Watson, Thinkhaus – Basic Electronics for Hackers and Artists
Alex Williams, Kwartzlab – Hacker CourseWare
Christopher Olah, hacklab.TO – From Fractals to Vacuum Cleaners: 3D Printing Awesome Stuff
Alex Leitch, Site 3 – Co-Optimism
Natalie Silvanovich, Kwartzlab – Many Tamagotchis Were Harmed in the Making of This Presentation
Ted Clancy, Site 3 – Re-thinking computer input of Chinese characters
Adina Bogert O’Brien, Thinkhaus – Things To Expect When You’re Expecting (to buy a lazzor)
Abe Schultz, Site 3 – SNARK CANNON demo: a projection bomber of your very own.
Rob Adlers, Kwartzlab – Toy Box Synthesizer
Eric Boyd, hacklab.TO – Makers at Libraries
Kevin Radigan, Site 3 – An Introduction to Fireworks
David Croal, DIYode – Pong for Arduino and Video Game Shield
Darren Healy, Hand Eye Society – creating your own synthesizer
Max Delacour, FouLab – Audio Laser Deivces
Brad Blucher and Kyle Clements, Site 3 – This is Why People Hate Art!
Calvin Winter, InterAccess – Programming.org is for Everyone
Gus Gissing, Kwartzlab – Learning to Fly Ultralights
Attendees are encouraged to sign up to be part of making the event happen – in true maker spirit! Please volunteer for a shift if you can =)
An all night contemporary art thing in downtown Toronto; Art from our community includes:
Seth Hardy’s Shannon’s Fireflies: Trinity Church labyrinth, right by the Eaton Centre
The Chiptunes Orchestra: Bell Lightbox.
The Heart Machine: Bay and Dundas
A note from GO Transit: Saturday night, after the end of our regular service, Lakeshore East line riders will have extra eastbound train trips departing the Exhibition GO Station at 01:20 and 03:20 making all stops to Oshawa; and Lakeshore West line passengers will have additional westbound trains departing Union Station at 1:30 and 3:30 making all stops to Aldershot.
Come for the conference and stay up with us all night!