Hacking and Entrepreneurship at Hack The Barbican

To celebrate 2 years of community building, this event will showcase 2 projects supported by members of the Music Hackspace, and discuss the emergence of entrepreneurship within hackerspace communities.

WHERE: Barbican Free Stage, Penthouse 4C
Ground level by the lake side
Nearest Tube: Moorgate
Entrance by Silk Street

WHEN: Thursday 29th of August, 7:00pm

PROGRAM: The OWL, TouchKeys and a Panel
The OWL: a programmable guitar pedal. This project led by Martin Klang has raised over 400% of its target on Kickstarter and is now in production. Martin had previously released limited editions of modular synthesisers. The OWL allows to program and load your own effects onto a guitar pedal. Martin will present the OWL, the process that led to its Kickstarter campaign and the next steps of the project.

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TouchKeys: This project led by Andrew McPherson is currently live on Kickstarter and to this day has reached 97% of its £30k target. The TouchKeys are a DIY sensor kit for adding multi-touch sensing to any piano keyboard. Andrew will demonstrate the TouchKeys and retrace 4 years of academic research leading to his Kickstarter campaign, and the next steps of the project.

Martin Klang and Andrew McPherson will be joined by Charles Armstrong, founder of the Trampery and producer of Hack The Barbican, for a session on hacking, entrepreneurship and communities, moderated by Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut, co-founder of the Music Hackspace.

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