Speaker Highlight Part 3

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Digital artist and computer programmer who
creates openFrameworks, an open source
C++ library

Zach Lieberman is an American artist and computer programmer with a simple goal: he wants you surprised. He creates artwork that uses technology in a playful and seamless way to explore the delicate boundary between the visible and the invisible. He makes performances, installations, and on-line works that investigate gestural input, augmentation of the body, kinetic response and magic.

Zach also collaborated with two typographers and a pro race pilot to design a font by tracking car movements with custom software.

Most recently, he co-created an audio visual performance Lights On for the Ars Electronica museum in Linz, Austria, transforming its facade studded with 40,000 light-emitting diodes into a fabulously colorful work of art that is changed in real time with music that's broadcasted on speakers surrounding the building. He also wrote software for an augmented reality card trick, performed by Marco Tempest and helped develop an open source eye tracker to help a paralyzed graffiti artist draw again.

In addition to making artistic projects, Lieberman is co-creator of openFrameworks, an open source C++ toolkit for creative coding. He teaches at Parsons School of Design.

"I don't know when this
will happen, but like Bill
Gates said about 1 home
1 PC, eventually there'll
be 1 home 1 robot".

Chalermpon Punnotok,
SMEs PLUS Magazine

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CEO of CT Asia Robotics, who developed
Thailand's first commercial entertainment
robot "Dinsaw"

Chalermpon Punnotok is the founder and CEO of CT Asia Robotics, who developed Thailand's first commercial entertainment robot by an engineering team who won the World RoboCup Rescue competition twice in 2006 and 2007.

"Dinsow", a humanoid robot, was launched in late 2009 to great response by the public. This project was No. 1 on the Top 10 Innovative Business 2009 by the National Innovation Agency (NIA) of Thailand. Ten units have been ordered by MK Restaurants, which fulfilled Chalermpon's mission to develop robot that will serve various tasks, whether in restaurant, school, bank, or even at home.

Dinsow was designed and built for service; its structure is light weight, strong, durable, stainless, and small enough to move easily in narrow space like restaurant aisle. It can also take order or chat with customers in Thai, serve food, as well as express emotion like smile, blink, tilt its head. Dinsow was developed to simulate the personality of a cheerful 10-year old boy so that it is able to provide a friendly service.

Chalermpon aims to export Dinsow to Japan. Learn his strategy on how to challenge the world's leader in robot development at Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2010.

Find your inspiration at Creativities Unfold, Bangkok 2010 "Play: From Passion to Business"
20 - 21 March 2010 at Scala Theatre, Siam Square.

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"How to Play with Various Media with Universal Expression" Workshop

22 March 2010 / 10.30 - 17.30 / Auditorium, TCDC

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