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Sunday, May 21 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Making Sounds From the Future FULL

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Come explore creative confidence, rapid prototyping and future narrative through the making speculative sound machines. In this 90 min session we will be using a future narrative as a prompt, connecting through an open distributed web protocol and building lo-fi rapid prototypes of musical modules that will join together and grow over the course of the festival.
We will learn how looking at patterns and asking questions of the future can help us understand nuance in larger systems. We will experience the power and immediacy of a distributed web protocol, and we will build unique speculative sound machines to talk to the future.

The session is appropriate for ages. No prerequisite skills besides a can-do attitude. 

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Program Themes
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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate... Read More →

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Ashley Holtgraver

Ashley Holtgraver is a Software Designer at IDEO Cambridge. She writes code and words, and enjoys jumping between the worlds of abstract interface design and detail-oriented making. Her current focus is on finding new ways to use digital prototyping to push every area of the design... Read More →
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Danny Deruntz

A Design Director at IDEO Cambridge. This year he’s exploring how emerging technology and society and culture intersect. He uses his interaction design and software background to explore ways to influence, not react to, culture and technology. Currently Dan is especially interested... Read More →
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Matt Brown

Matt Brown is a design lead at IDEO Cambridge. Using his background in industrial design and illustration, Matt specializes in helping IDEO’s clients imagine new futures for themselves and the world. Inside IDEO, Matt has helped shape and sustain the creative culture of the Cambridge... Read More →
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peter hyer

Director • Media & Technology, IDEO
Peter Hyer is a Director at IDEO San Francisco. He leads the Media & Technology portfolio responsible for design leadership, projects and business development in video, music, interactive games and media communication. His work focuses on a human-centered, ecosystem approach to designing... Read More →

Program Partners
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IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.We identify new ways to serve and support people by uncovering latent needs, behaviors... Read More →

Sunday May 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Art Institute Room 221