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Hugh Kennedy

@hughskennedy

With a background in digital image studies and installation art, Hugh utilises his experience as a web developer and graphics programmer to create interactive experiences in his spare time. He's currently based out of Sydney, Australia and has far too many packages published on npm.

JavaScript and Interactive Installations

JavaScript has come a long way in the 21 years since its first inception, with tools available for a huge range of applications: 3D printing, projection mapping, generative audio, computer vision, hardware hacks and more. With the help of platforms such as Node.js or Electron, JavaScript has become an increasingly appealing choice for building public installations quickly and easily.

That being said, this is largely uncharted territory. How do all of these tools even fit together? We'll run through the process of creating an interactive installation through example — not a single compiler in sight!