Upcoming Special Events Events at the Ann Arbor District Library
Sunday June 30, 2013: 9:45 pm to 11:45 pm -- Top of the Park
Become a Superhero!
Created by Spanish arts collective Wildbytes, Superhero is an interactive projection mapping experience in which participants are transformed into superheroes using Kinect cameras and customized software.
A digital art exhibition at Top of the Park over multiple nights (Friday June 28 - Sunday, June 30 - 9:45 - 11:45 pm), festival-goers will be able to fly over the historic facade of the Burton Memorial Tower while enjoying a number of super powers, which they can control with natural gestures. These powers included throwing light balls, becoming gigantic or tiny, and, of course, flying.
Wildbytes is an art and technology studio based in Madrid and New York. Their work is focused on creating engaging, interactive experiences that are often displayed as large-scale projections in public events. Producing new technology in the process, the main goal of Wildbytes' projects is to create immersive experiences that trigger emotion through participation. Wildbytes' interdisciplinary work has been exhibited in institutions around the world including Ars Electronica (Austria), FILE (International Festival of Electronic Language).
This event is for all ages.
AADL @ the Rolling Sculpture Car Show
Friday July 12, 2013: 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Look for the AADL booth on Liberty Street at the Rolling Sculpture Car Show and enjoy activities for awesome Summer Game prizes. For all ages.
Life Sized Angry Birds at Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center
Monday July 22, 2013: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Are you an Angry Birds expert? Come test your bird launching skills at this life-sized version of the game. No birds (or piggies) will be harmed at this program. The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is located at 2960 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor.
This event is for Grades K-5.
8th Annual Lego Contest @ Kensington Court
Thursday August 8, 2013: 9:00 am to 8:30 pm
It's the 8th Annual LEGO Contest, this year held at Kensington Court, 610 Hilton Blvd., near Briarwood Mall. Get complete rules and guidelines at aadl.org or any AADL location!
9 AM - 3 PM: Drop-off objects at Kensington Court 3-6 PM: Doors are closed for judging 6-8 PM: Doors are open to the public for viewing 8 - 8:30 PM: Awards Ceremony, with prizes in six categories: Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 & Adult.
All projects must go home with their creators that night.