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DIY! Crowd Sourced Gaming: Competitive Collaborative Calamity

May 11, 2013 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mission Plaza
San Luis Obispo
Karen Lauritsen805-756-7549E-mailEvent website

A Cal Poly Science Cafe experience at the San Luis Obispo Mini-Maker Faire

The Kennedy Library and Cal Poly Science Café are delighted to partner with the first ever San Luis Obispo Mini-Maker Faire to bring you an interactive, crowd-sourced game at Mission Plaza.

Our featured maker, Michael Newman, will lead an interactive game in which you collectively compete with others in the audience to generate a fun visual event! He’ll also explain how he designed and built the game so you can try it at home. Be sure to bring your smart phone, which will be your tool for competition!

Video still of Compression Test

Michael Newman is a creative director, interactive developer and teacher, specializing in new media, content creation, product development and creative solutions. He previously collaborated with Cal Poly Science Café on DIY: Physical Computing at Play, which was featured on Boing Boing (

Michael created one of the world’s first Twitter games, and has also worked on a line of interactive pet toys, a slew of API mash-ups and has an extensive background in digital video. He currently teaches design and development classes at UCLA Extension and also helped develop the digital video portion of the Interactive Program at Pratt Manhattan. Michael received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts where he focused on oil painting.

Co-sponsored by San Luis Obispo Mini-Maker Faire. Learn more about Cal Poly Science Cafe.

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