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Jamie Brew (Botnik Studios)
Ana Valens @Ana
Byron Hulcher @hypirlink

But first, open projector

Todd's first, as "sacrifice"

"Hitchhiker" is meant to run on 2+ computers talking to each other. One is guide, the other, audience

The guide cues up websites like they're slides and shows them to the audiences. The guide can deface the websites and add sound effects and GIFs and things.

culturehub.org/events/hitchhik

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Rives

Presenting a bound volume, Last Book Ever...a pop up book. He loves digital media and made this to answer the question, "What don't you want digitized?"

Rives is a paper engineer who made pop up books professionally once

The text is a poem that the book is reading about itself

There's a house of cards

There is a postcard, because those are way more personal than txt msgs

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Alexe collects words from the audience

Phlegm. What's its opposite? Bile

Unrelated: cat, opposite: dog

Result is a compass rose with these as its axes. Between phlegm and cat is rabbit. Rat is at the center

Word vectors.

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Elizabeth

Skeleton Key, a game based on Borges' Library of Babel

The books are randomized, but not on the letter level--five word chunks from a public domain text mixed up. Different rooms have different patterns from different literary traditions

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Eliot

Also word vectors.

You give it sets of similar words and it gives you pairs of words like them in meaning, and each pair sounds similar. One side of each pair is like a first set in meaning, the other is like a second

It's called RhymeGhoul

car*truck, Ken*Beth =>
busses/Liz

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Meredith

Diagrammatic indexical signs

Smoke is an index to fire. What of diagrams is as smoke is to fire?

This is a video and I thought I could get the URL but no. I'll try to get it later

It's called "M" and it will be public on Vimeo soon

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Byron Hulcher @hypirlink

powerslides.glitch.me

Started going to Manhattan JS and they do Battle Decks aka Powerpoint Karaoke. You get a random assortment of slides and random people from the audience give presentations on it. They never picked Byron.

But then he found Glitch, and implemented the game on it. It generates a concept for an app (using Tracery) and you have to pitch it. Kind of like a card game I played, The Big Idea

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it was going to generate the slides too, but they weren't funny

But there's neil cicierega's @GoodSlides which gets suitably odd slides to be randomly paired with concepts

But there were some that weren't really suitable for Manhattan JS and they wanted to present it there. And anyway, it's less funny when it's obvs rude... so they made an admin interface for rating SlideShare gems

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byron sings the praises of manual content curation

App. Online Learning... For Zookeepers

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Next up is Ana Valens @Ana presenting Blood Pact spacedoctorphd.itch.io/blood-p

Made in 6 months in Twine. No branches

You're a librarian named Alexa, trans girl went through a break up, gets coerced into accidentally summoning a demon, but everything works out

Art by Callie G @chuuurls also on twitter

Despite no branches, still has a save feature, like bookmarks.

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Lewd 

Ana likes Twine for the text layout capability interleaved with pix

The game is for trans women and deemphasizes the genitalia in favor of the more general attitude of the scene

There's this one tentacle scene that Ana doesn't really get off on herself, but included because it's something trans lesbians seem to like, and she wants to normalize this (pretty sure this is consensual btw)

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There's going to be a premium version!

It will have color and more scenes. Extra aftercare.

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Jamie Brew sets up garageband, plays a keyboard, and it looks like they're navigating menus with it

And starts up karaoke

AND DON'T MISUNDERSTAND ME

NOT TOD GORDON

A BILLIONAIRE

HE WAS A MACHINE

DIDN'T YOU VINCE

FAMILY VALUES

HEY WAIT A MINUTE

DEBUT NIGHT I ROLL IN

OWEN LOOK ME IN THE EYE

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This is a demo of a technology that gives you lyrics with the correct phonetics for a song: The Weird Algorithm

Let's sing some X Files lines set to the tune of I Want It That Way

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This was inspired by a story on the composition of the song Yesterday, which until the last minute had totally inane lyrics

What if all songs are like that?

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Don't Stop Believin' with Jeopardy categories

WHERE THE WILD THINGS WERE

DYLAN SONGS IN OTHER WORDS

STATES BY NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AREA

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Total Eclipse of the Heart with lyrics from "romance: medical"

Too fast for me to transcribe

The algorithm does not involve neural nets. It's just running a search engine for number of syllables and then scoring the results by matching vowels and the like

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Bonus performer Darren Solomon

Performing an improvised tune for the Weird Algorithm to find words to.

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