My great friend Rich DDT (http://richddt.blogspot.com/) gave us an overview of his work, including the Pulse of the City installation (http://www.dailydot.com/technology/pulse-of-the-city-project-sxsw/), which recently won the Interactive Art Award at SXSW. He also invited us to visit the REBOOT: Music exhibit that he and JB Kirby are curating at the San Jose Tech Museum — a really stellar grouping of interactive music artists, which I had the pleasure of helping out with!
Then, Tim Thompson gave us a demo of one of his Space Palettes (http://nosuch.com/tjt/index.html). These instruments, which respond to hand movements in beautiful wooden frames, are also part of the REBOOT exhibit.
Carl Callewaert walked us through creating a basic, interactive scene in Unity (a 3D interactive interface engine). Oh man! I’ve been wanting to give Unity a try for a while now, so I was delighted to get this unexpected tutorial. I feel like a(n already quite low) barrier to entry has been broken. Hooray!