• eBay Community Lounge (map)
  • 1400 Southwest 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor
  • Portland, OR, 97201
  • United States

October's Tech Tuesday will be incorporating three of my favorite things: music, tech, and accessibility, into one evening – and I am so excited.

(Yes, I know I always say that. But it's always true!) 

I recently had the pleasure of being introduced to Myles de Bastion, Founder and Executive Director of CymaSpace. He is awesome, as is the work he and his team are doing at CymaSpace. 

CymaSpace is a non-profit technology incubator and performance venue in SE Portland that’s using cymatic technology to do some very cool stuff with the performing arts and accessibility. 

Cymatics is the science of wave phenomena (especially sound wave phenomena) and their visual and tactile representations.

http://www.cymaspace.org/

CymaSpace’s mission is to make the performing arts more accessible and inclusive to Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities by supporting research and development of new and emerging cymatic technology, hosting workshops and forums, and supporting an in-house team of tech innovators. 

CymaSpace also presents live performing arts events enhanced by specialized equipment and installations which translate audio information into sight (light) and touch (vibration).

I found Myles to be incredibly inspiring and motivational, and was absolutely thrilled when he agreed to participate in this month’s Meetup. He’ll be sharing his personal experience with hearing impairment, the motivations and passions behind CymaSpace, and the technologies (both software and hardware) being developed there.

We will also be bringing in performers for music and a live demo of some of CymaSpace’s work. (More to be announced on this as we get closer to the date.)

As a note, we’ll have ASL interpreters for Myles’ presentation, and are working to make the performance aspect of the evening accessible as well. Fingers are crossed that will happen!

As usual, doors open at 5:45pm and the presentation starts at 6:30pm. I expect this one will run a little longer than usual, though, ending closer to 8:30pm.

RSVP now and we'll see you on the 27th!