“I think these kids are brave to jump into this, but they’re having a blast with it,” Leister says. “They learned some basic coding in class, but it’s a big leap to go from making a little code on a computer to making an iPad application that runs.” As an aside, he notes that he offered students his services as a technological “contractor” to help realize their visions, but says they “had to ask me for it in the right way.” In other words, they had to know what they were talking about — even if they weren’t yet fully equipped to bring their projects to fruition. During the program of ten-minute projects using iPads, Kinects, motion tracking and more, participants can interact with screen images in various brain-tickling ways.
Admission is free, and participation is encouraged for anyone who happens to be in the right place at the right time; find more information about Kinesthesia Fest at camarts.org/#events.
Thu., May 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m., 2014