Co-founder & Director,@Greenwave_Laser
Talk Topic: Dataflow Machines and Frickin' Laser Beams
Antonia Coppen is one half of the Greenwave Laser team, a creative and technical partnership built around large scale laser displays. Antonia's background in event management combines with a keen interest in theatrical staging, sound editing and choreography in an innovative laser display service in Cornwall. The first of its kind.
Laser displays have traditionally been reserved for glamorous fashion shows and impressive corporate events, seemingly beyond the reach of individuals, local businesses and communities. Antonia helps individuals and organisations capture the magic of lasers for their special occasion and engaging and entertaining audiences with a truly memorable experience.
In a joint talk with Paul Clark, Antonia will explore the concept of a 'dataflow machine' which enables designers to create complex, powerful systems by plugging together simple modules in a graphical user interface, without writing any code. They will show how Greenwave Laser is using Packet Ship's technology to create innovative laser-based experiences, and how the same concepts can be used in audio, data analysis, IoT - and, most excitingly, combining multiple disciplines. The audience will gain an insight into the benefits of creative / technical partnerships, an understanding of the basics of dataflow architecture and an inspiration on ways of using these techniques in their own specialism.