Our November event is an exciting opportunity to get some hands-on play time with a variety of interactive technologies in the recently launched FELT lab, located in St. Jacobs. IxDA Waterloo is one of the very first groups to make use of this terrific new facility!
A digital sandbox for serious play
Founded by the University of Waterloo’s Research Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP), the FELT lab is designed to spark "research entrepreneurship" between UW students, faculty and industry experts. It focuses particularly on interactivity and responsiveness in digital display environments, and has numerous corporate partners who've brought some terrific toys to the table.
IxDA Waterloo's event will feature some hands-on creative, integrative thinking, and building. Guided by students from the REAP program, we’ll work in groups to brainstorm (and bodystorm!) unique combinations and innovative applications of the lab's technologies. We’ll pitch our best ideas to each other while learning about all the lab’s capabilities and technologies in the process. And, we'll be documenting the process and ideas on video, ensuring that our creative energy is captured for posterity.
Play! Create! Share! Learn! It's going to be an awesome event!