Two weeks before The Creators Project: San Francisco 2012, we brought together some of the Bay Area’s best creative coders with the shared mission of developing the next phase of cutting edge artistic web apps using HTML5 and WebGL.
We picked two winners and one honorable mention to receive development stipends and the chance to exhibit their works-in-progess at our San Francisco event. Check out the winning teams below, and catch interviews and footage from the hackathon in our behind-the-scenes video above. Audio Shader Toy, Winner Description: Audio Shader Toy combines a WebGL shader editor with audio spectrum data. Drag an MP3 into your browser window and write some code! Currently only compatible with Chrome. Team: Syed Reza Ali, Gabriel Dunne, and Ryan Alexander Check out the team's github. soundQuake, Winner Description: The project is a visual and acoustic representation of Bay Area earthquake data from 1973 to present day. Technologically, the team used 3D graphics and the web audio API to visualize geo-located data points and earthquake magnitudes from a fusion table comprising approximately 900 earthquakes that have happened in the Bay Area over the last 30 years. Team: Danny Bowman, Kyle Warren, Lisa Hiatt, Chris Delbuck, and Barry Threw Check out the team's github. Partyline, Honorable Mention Description: Partyline materializes the most private of our communication methods--our phone lines--into a sound collage. It consists of two parts–a Voyeur, which dials participants at random and records their input, as well as a Sequencer, which is an interactive view into voices, both of humans and machines, going on at the same time. Team: Casey Rodarmor, Brandon Liu, Elle Sakamoto, and Angelo Hizon Check out the rest of the projects on gaffta.org.