Art && Code: 3D

October 21, 2011–October 23, 2011


Half maker’s festival, half academic symposium, Art && Code: DIY 3D Sensing and Visualization (#artandcode) was a festival and conference concerned with the artistic, technical, tactical and cultural potentials of low-cost 3D scanning devices — especially, but not exclusively, including the revolutionary Microsoft Kinect sensor. This highly interdisciplinary event brought together, for the first time, more than 200 tinkerers and hackers, computational artists and designers, professional game developers, and leading researchers in the fields of computer vision, robotics and human-computer interaction.

Art && Code was made possible by a generous grant from Microsoft Research, with oversight by the Center for Computational Thinking at CMU. The Art && Code symposium series is a project of the CMU STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, directed by Golan Levin.

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Art && Code took place October 21-23 2011 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and featured:



Art && Code: 3D was the third in our series of events featuring “programming tools for artists, young people, and the rest of us”. The event is made possible by a generous grant from Microsoft Research, with oversight by the Center for Computational Thinking at CMU.

Performances and presentations at Art && Code 3D included “Maréorama Resurrected: An Illustrated Lecture” by Erkki Huhtamo, a media-archaeological meditation on one of the world’s first immersive cinematic experiences:


Maréorama Resurrected: An Illustrated Lecture by Erkki Huhtamo from STUDIO for Creative Inquiry on Vimeo.


Golan Levin
“Festival as Lab: Introduction”
Kyle McDonald
“Hackathon Project”

Joshua Blake
“Mario Boo ghost and point-cloud streaming”


Heather Kelley
“Aurora Tent”


Joel Gethin Lewis
“Streaming of Kinect-captured 3D point clouds”


Sofy Yuditskaya
“Speed project presentation”


Elliot Woods
“Automatic Camera Calibration”


Diederick Huijbers
“Network-based Point Cloud Streaming”


James George
“RGBD Toolkit”


Kyle Machulis
“Spatial Data with the Novint Falcon”


Matt Mets
“3D Photobooth”


Kyle McDonald and Joshua Blake
“Pew Pew Pew”


Nick Fox-Gieg
“Kinect Data in AfterEffects”


Rachel Binx
“Kinect-based Gestural Interaction”


Rick Companje
“Font Extruder”