Creative Code Meetup V

For the next installment we will be joined Michael Anthony, Andy Thelander from Active Theory in Los Angeles, Ken Murphy & Reza Ali. Michael & Andy will be sharing their give us insight into the recent Google Chrome Racer game which you may have had the opportunity to play together on your iphone or android.


More about the Racer project
Racer is a multi-player, multi-device Chrome Experiment. A retro-style slot car game played across screens. On phones or tablets, Android or iOS. Anyone can join. No apps. No downloads. Just the mobile web.

Working closely with the Creative Lab team in NY, Active Theory finalized design, built and refined user experience, implemented motion design and web socket communication. In parallel to the Desktop and Mobile experience, a table installation was built that debuted at Google I/O along with mobile flight cases that travelled to the Creative Lab exhibition in Cannes.

After an early prototyping phase, Active Theory worked to a release schedule of 2 builds per week over 8 weeks. This allowed quick iteration on feedback, ability to adapt to moving project requirements and identify unexpected technical hurdles early. In the final stages of the project, Active Theory’s team of 3 worked alongside the Creative Lab team in the NY office to provide a final layer of polish and QA.

8 Weeks from prototype to launch at Google IO.

We thank the Folsom Street Foundry team in advance for hosting us & please bring a friend!


Ken Murphy

Ken Murphy is an artist, musician, programmer, and tinkerer. He was a recent Artist in Residence at the Exploratorium, where he produced a time-lapse archive of human and natural processes in the Bay Area, presented as an exhibit in the museum’s Observatory galley. Ken often takes a non-traditional approach to …

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Reza Ali

Reza Ali is a visual media artist. He uses code to create beautiful images inspired by nature, dynamical systems, biology, physics and mathematics. Reza loves solving problems and making tools and libraries for the creative coding community. He lives and works in San Francisco.

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Andy Thelander

Andy Thelander Andy started out as a designer and later learned how to code in order to bring his creative visions to life. Working as a creative developer at agencies such as Y&R and BBDO has fostered a belief that approaching a project with development-led strategic and creative …

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