This Thursday’s meetup

Thursday 16 May

Free event at Film Oxford sees a takeover by Oxford Hackspace. Neil C Smith showcases the latest version of his Praxis software for live events, and other members of Oxford Hackspace show their wares.

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Richard Grant talk postponed.

Q: How to replace a defunct 1970s laser show that for years had dazzled cinema goers in screen 1 @ Leicester square…? A: Use one of the largest projection surfaces and most modern projectors in London. A laptop and some rather funky reactive software and go from there. A unique project using the latest software and digital technology. Visit “projects” for more.

Oxford Hackspace – Oxford Hackspace aims to be an accessible community workshop in Oxford, UK, open to all and supporting initiative, learning, creativity and the social good in all of its best forms.

Formally founded in March, and in the process of securing its first permanent space, come and find out how to get involved.  There will be a short introduction and some discussion of what current members are already up to – including an interactive plasma display to demonstrate control of a fusion reactor.

Praxis LIVE – Praxis LIVE is an open-source, graphical environment for rapid development of intermedia performance tools, projections and interactive spaces; developed by Oxford artist & technologist Neil C Smith.  Neil first introduced Praxis LIVE very early in its development in 2011.  Find out the current status of the project, some of its new features, and its use in recent interactive projects by Digital Prisoners (with Naomi Morris).  Will include a demonstration of live-coded OpenGL video effects and bindings to TinkerForge (

Cost: Free
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm then the Rusty Bicycle for a chat
Venue: Film Oxford
54 Catherine Street, Oxford, OX4 3AH