THATCamp GTA is delighted to announce that ThingTank will be holding a Special THATCamp GTA IdeaJam on the role of making and prototyping for digital humanities
The ThingTank Lab will be hosting a special IdeaJam for THATCamp on the topic of making, prototyping and the digital humanities. Interested in exploring the connections between these topics? Come jam with us!
An IdeaJam is an informal brainstorm around ideas (at any state of completion) that require some extra love and sharing of expertise. If you have an idea that you need help with, come pitch it at our bi-monthly events. This is no Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank! Idea Jams are informal get-togethers with just enough structure to make sure that you get something of value out of coming.
Where: ThingTank, 376 Bathurst Street
When: Saturday, 22 October 2011, 6:00PM – 7:00PM
IdeaJam moderated by Matt Ratto (University of Toronto), Alan Galey (University of Toronto), Bill Turkel (University of Western Ontario) and Kevin Kee (Brock University).
When & Where
The ThingTank Lab is an open, community based collaborative ideation lab. This ideation lab is a place where the exploration, experimentation, and exchange of ideas are developed towards the building of “things”. The things our lab is most interested in are those emerging through the continuing revolution of data driven goods and services, what is notionally discussed as being the “Internet of things”. The next generation of digital content products and services have distributed and diverse modes of interaction where websites and mobile content will be only one aspect of the user’s experience: smart meters or wearable electronics, for example, connect the real world of objects to online digital networks of data. These digitally enabled networked objects are the Internet of Things.
The lab is fundamentally an interdisciplinary facilitating community. It is the place where the next generation of ideas comes from. Its activities include academics and people from private enterprise as well as sponsoring organizations interested in alternative pre-competitive techniques of idea generation related to building things (and their networks) that address real world problems.