Craig Swann is founder of the award-winning interactive agency CRASH!MEDIA.
Craig has been working in the online space since 1995 and has been a core part of the Flash community since its inception. As an educator, curator, speaker, and writer of new media technologies, Craig has given 20 international talks on Flash, written and contributed to seven Flash books, and curated over a dozen new media events featuring some of the world's brightest Flash and interactive developers.
His Flash work at CRASH! has received over a dozen awards and has been featured in both print and on television. Craig's interactive audio work has developed into the multi-award winning online music application Looplabs, which has been used by such clients as Coca-Cola, Miller, Bacardi, Calvin Klein, Toyota, Sony, and others.
..and now for something completely different..
In this session, Craig will share insights and knowledge into alternative ways to interface with Flash.
From a physical computing standpoint several technologies will be looked at including interfacing with sensors, RFID, external interfaces, speech, and cover such technologies as MakingThings, Arduino, RFID, Phidgets, IPAC, MIDI and a number of homebrewed projects including the EtherWatch, LoopCubes and some new experimental ideas.
Craig will explore using tinfoil, thread, paint, sensors, motors, motion, light and sound to create new and exciting interactive possibilities.
If you've ever been interested in using Flash for something completely different, hack things in your spare time, or ripped apart machines as a kid this session may very well be up your alley.