Tuesday, 22 May 2012

DIY synthetic biology, rehabilitation robotics and touching data at 3Dcamp









DIY synthetic biology, rehabilitation robotics and touching data at 3Dcamp
LIMERICK - MAY 21, 2012: 3Dcamp returns to the University of Limerick for its fifth year in a row on Saturday, May 26th. The one day event is an informal conference exploring how the Internet touches the physical world.
“The keynote address will be delivered by Bob Tait, Vice President of Marketing at Movidius, an Irish semiconductor company which recently signed a partnership with Toshiba to offer a 3D system to smartphone manufacturers”, says organizer Gabriela Avram. “At the confluence of mobile and 3D, this is obviously a very exciting area.”
3Dcamp will be hosted in the Computer Science and Information Systems building of the University of Limerick campus. Including a mix of talks and workshops, the event is one of the longer lasting ‘barcamps’ in Ireland styled after the informal format so popular in Silicon Valley.
“For our 5th anniversary we wanted to push the boat out a little”, says co-organizer James Corbett. “With talks on DIY biology, Rehabilitation Robotics and Touching Data, I think we’ve certainly achieved that”. Workshops on geocaching, Arduino and the role of the body in interacting with computers will encourage event attendees to actively participate in the sessions.
The organisation of the 3Dcamp is supported by miLKlabs (the Limerick maker-space) and by the local chapter of IxDA (the Interaction Design Association). The venue is offered by the Computer Science and Information Systems Department at the University of Limerick.
The 3Dcamp is free to attend, but requires registration. For more information see http://3Dcamp.barcamp.ie