Welcome to Unconference 2020!

Hi everyone! Here is the schedule for unconference 2020.

Here is a link for all the topic descriptions.

Please go to the topic links and leave a comment to RSVP!


TimeWorkshop NameTeacherRoom
2:00 – 4:00pmModular Synthesis Workshop in p5.jsBilly BennettConference room


TimeWorkshop NameTeacherRoom
1:00 – 3:00pmHow to Make Noise-driven Generative Visual Loops in After Effects.
Bora Aydintug408
1:30 – 3:30pmFusion 360 PlaytimeDavid Azar410
1:00 – 3:00pmInteractive Internet! Making Simple Multiplayer Games for the WebAugust Luhrs407
3:00 – till people wrap upGame nightAugust LuhrsIn & around the conference room


TimeWorkshop NameTeacherRoom
1:00 – 3:00pmAutomating mindfullyMark Lam410
1:00 – 3:00pmDIY Analog SynthHannah Tardie409
1:00 – 4:00pmWhat is the Broadcast Studio?Ellen & JesseBroadcast studio
4:00-5.30pmMoves like BakerJoe BakerRed square

Shader Graph 101

Time/Date: Jan 26, 5:00 PM – 6 PM

Room: Room 15

Instructor: Koji


We will learn how to use Shader Graph and what we can do with it.


Install Unity (latest version)

Bring a mouse

Heaven Is A Waste Place

Time/Date: Jan 24, 7:30 PM – 9 PM

Room: Meeting Room

Instructor: Alden Rivendale Jones


Orientation Meeting Thursday, January 24th 7:30PM

Welcome to The Ongoing Now Corporation. We are looking forward to having you start on Thursday, January 24th! For your first day we would like you to begin work at 730PM.

On your first day, please bring the following items with you:

1) Two forms of ID. If you do not bring any, identification will be provided for you.
2) An unsentimental discarded object formerly belonging either to you or to a stranger.
3) A pen or other common writing instrument. A pin capable of piercing the skin will not be necessary, as we have phased out blood signatures.
4) A smile! 🙂

Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions. We look forward to your first day at The Ongoing Now.

Nada Nully | HR Consultant


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5 Years+ Garbage Experience Preferred!

Intro to SQL and the *AMP Stack

Time/Date: Jan 24, 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Room: Conference Room

Instructor: Caleb Savage


Learn the basics of creaing a database-driven web application using MySQL and PHP


Laptop with MAMP or XAMP installed. https://www.mamp.info/en/ https://www.apachefriends.org/index.html We can go over installation in class.

General programming experience in any language

Good Coding Practice 101

Time/Date: Jan 24, 7 PM – 9 PM

Room: Room 20

Instructor: Jordan Rickman


So your code works. But when you look at it again a month from now, will it make any sense to you? Can you tweak its behaviour without it blowing up? In this session, we’ll learn how to write *good* code – readable, reliable, reusable. I’ll share key principles and habits that will not only make your code better, but make you a better coder – able to build things with much less time and pain.



Basic knowledge of any programming language. We’ll use JavaScript for the examples.

Intro to Knitting

Time/Date: Jan 24, 6 PM – 7 PM

Room: Meeting Room

Instructor: Lillian Ritchie


Come learn the basics of knitting! We will cover casting on and the basic knit stitch.


We have some yarn and needles to loan but supplies are limited! If you want to start a project please BYO. Email me if you need suggestions for what size yarn and needles to get!


Time/Date: Jan 24, 4:30 PM – 6 PM

Room: Conference Room

Instructor: Dongphil Yoo


Learn how to train Pix2Pix model with Spell and generate on the web with ml5.js


Laptop, Spell.run account (with free $100 credits) https://www.spell.run/

Python / JavaScript / Terminal basics

Intro Max MSP(AKA Become a VJ in 90 Minutes!)

Time/Date: Jan 24, 5 PM – 6:30 PM

Room: Room 50

Instructor: Matthew Ross


Join us to learn the basics of Max MSP for video sampling and playback. We will go over the basic commands, concepts, and tools over the course of the session with the goal of creating a reusable Video Sampler. By the end of the session we will be able to do some fun video projection playback that you will be able to manipulate and control using a midi keyboard.


Bring your laptop with MaxMSP installed if you want to follow along. Download some of your favorite videos from youtube that you want to use in your program

The Truth About Killer Robots

Time/Date: Jan 26, 7 PM – 9 PM

Room: Room 50

Instructor: Jenny Lim, HBO


Final event: movie night!! (With popcorn and snacks!!) Jenny produced the 2018 HBO documentary “The Truth About Killer Robots,” which the Guardian dubbed “The year’s most terrifying documentary.” The movie touches on labor, surveillance and human intimacy. Hopefully we can discuss it a bit afterwards!

Intro to Data Wrangling for the Creative Technologist

Time/Date: Jan 26, 6 PM – 7 PM

Room: Conference Room

Instructor: Lydia Jessup


So you’ve connected to an API, found an open data portal or recieved a csv in your inbox. What next? In the real world, data are messy and need to be checked, prepared and cleaned before being analyzed, turned into a data visualization or fed into a machine learning algorithm. This workshop will cover the basics of the steps to go through in order to 1) get to know your raw data and 2) tidy your data. We’ll discuss what people want to do with data (machine learning, visualization, analysis, other??) and we’ll work through examples of how to get the data ready for that together. I’ll be going through these examples in R (the favorite statistical software among data scientists) but the concepts and steps can be applied to other statistical software or coding languages.


Bring a laptop and dataset or project idea if you want, but I’ll have example data to use if you don’t have anything specific in mind!