Tiny Gang: Mesh Networked Jackets
Radical Networks 2019 Proposal
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Format: [Talk / Performance ]
Name: Adelle Lin Pronouns: [She / They]
Location: [SF, CA]
Url(s): [http://adelleninja.com/, https://touchtech.io/]
Consent to being photographed?: [Yes]
Consent to being on the livestream?: [Yes]
Speaker Bio and Profile Picture
[Originally from Malaysia, Adelle lived in Australia before moving to New York, and now San Francisco. She is a designer turned engineer, at Intel working on machine learning related projects. Her passion is to integrate the digital and physical to create canvases for unusual interactions. Projects she contributes to are CodeLiberation - a non-profit that teaches women to code for games , TinyGang - and open source electronic wearables project. She is also currently working on a large scale networked public artwork in London, illuminating and connecting all the bridges on the Thames as a light sculpture.]
[I identify with the hacker/makerspace communities, as well as open source coding communities. I am a self-taught engineer, and rely on open source tools to continue to develop. I believe it is important for underrepresented folk to have access to these spaces in order to gain the skills and most importantly CONFIDENCE to move up in the world]
[bio picture: https://adellelin.neocities.org/images/adelle_square.png]
Note: Format for bio picture should be PNG/JPG/GIF, 256x256px.
[For this conference, I would like to talk about Tiny Gang - an on-going open sourced wireless connected wearables project. A lot of my work has been about using networking technologies to build playful environments / games and exploring the body as a new interface. Tiny Gang is about teaching people how to make their own wearable LED jackets that talk to each other, alluding to how even the smallest group of people can join forces and stand together to affect change. The project consists of the electronics, software and instructions on how to make this project happen. I have only just begun to explore what crowd interactions can happen with wearables and the hope is that people who participate in the project would begin to develop their own interaction models and grow the codebase.
It is extremely important for me to share process and my personal challenges in these projects, to support and increase access to technology fields. Therefore, I talk specifics about the radios and other modules I've used in my experiments as I continue to develop other networking projects. Right now I'm currently using off the shelf parts, but exploring creating boards with collaborators, which could then be distributed as part of the project.]
Note: Panels should follow a moderator / discussion format, with possible participation from the audience.
Length: [20 minutes for my presentation with 10 minutes for Q+A]
Please adhere to these guidelines:
Talks: 15 - 30 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
Panels: 30 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
Lunchtime Meetups: up to 1h.
Workshops: 1h - 6hrs.
Tour/Field Trips: up to 6hrs.
Performances / Film Screenings: up to 90 minutes.
Workshop technical requirements and materials list (if applicable)
Equipment/technical requirements: [Projector, WiFi, etc]
Maximum number of attendees: 
Full list of materials needed for attendees: [Paper pads, pens, etc]
Artwork installation requirements (if applicable)
[Table space, power, projector/screens, and network connectivity.]
Artworks must be installed on Friday October 18th, 2019.
Note: We are not responsible for damages done to your work! (Although we will take every precaution we can to safely handle your work.)
Performance requirements (if applicable)
[I might have a few people in the audience wearing the jackets, no need for additional resources]
Additional Info / Links / References
[If you wish, link us to anything else relevant to your work, like slide decks, code samples, videos, etc.]