Events

Digital Den hosts events so that you can enjoy our fun and informative applications and exhibits firsthand.

Please contact us if you would like Digital Den to bring our demonstrations to one of your upcoming events! info@digital-den.org

Past Events

VR@MIT Open House
MIT Stratton Student Center
Monday, November 14th, 2016

Digital Den shared our “Intro. to AR and VR” exhibit at the VR@MIT open house.

The purpose of the event was to promote the VR@MIT IAP course 6.s096: Mobile Virtual Reality Development Challenge that will be offered in January, and we’ll be participating in that too, so please stay tuned…

HubWeek @ Harvard
A Cross-disciplinary Exploration of the Emerging Worlds of Virtual and Augmented Reality
Wednesday, September 28th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
125 Western Avenue Allston, MA

Digital-Den spent the afternoon at Harvard’s Innovation Lab (iLab) sharing our AR & VR demos with the large, high-energy crowd attending their HubWeek event. We were just one of over 30 ventures that shared the exhibition floor, and this was by far the biggest and most inclusive event representing Boston’s AR/VR eco-system in Boston to date.

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hubweek

Gilded Fest
Held at the Lawn on D
Saturday, October 1st, 10 am – 10:00 pm
Festival of Music, Technology, and Innovation

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Tech in Motion’s Immersive Tech: Demos and Drinks
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6-8 PM
Fragomen, 100 High Street, Boston, MA

Immersive Tech: Demos and Drinks

Thursday, Jul 28, 2016, 6:00 PM

Fragomen
100 High Street Boston, MA

68 Technologists Attending

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are poised for rapid growth and Tech in Motion Boston is excited to showcase companies that are revolutionizing this sector of the tech industry! Join us Thursday, July 28th at Fragomen’s Headquarters for our classic Demos & Drinks event – Immersive Tech edition! There is no formal agenda for this eve…

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Edtech Product Showcase
Monday, June 13, 2016, 5:30 PM
Innovation Hub, University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Deshpande Symposium for Higher Ed

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360-degree picture taken by Neil Carlson using Cardboard

North Shore Tech Meetup
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7 PM
Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA
Spring Technology Show & Tell

NorthShoreTECH

Technology Show & Tell

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 PM

Beverly Public Library
32 Essex Street Beverly, MA

19 Local TECHies Went

Come join us for four lightning talks and presentations in our monthly one-hour mini-conference!From 7 to 8, the floor is open for anyone to come talk about or present on something they find interesting.  Want to show off your latest startup?  How about a fun project you are working on the side?  Just want to convince everyone to start investing i…

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NEW Computer Museum VR Ed. Release!
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Champions Sports Bar
50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

New Computer Museum, Virtual Edition

New Computer Museum Virtual Edition, Release Party

New Computer Museum Virtual Edition, Release Party

Playtime with cool toys!
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Champions Sports Bar
Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

The GearVR is here, and of course, we’ve got it! We shared the newest in cool VR toys, along with the rest of our VR collection, with some students and others who happened to be passing by that day.

Which way to the holodeck?
Friday, August 22, 2014, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Microsoft NERD Center
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

Have you heard? VR is back! Or is it? Is it hype or real? Can you really feel like you are walking around Paris, Egypt, the Moon or Mars from the comfort of your very own chair? Attendees were able to find out, and better yet, try it! They also heard about what is going on in the local area and even found out how to make their own VR experiences.
6 pm Welcome & Demos, 7 pm Presentation by Mary Hopper, 8 pm Final Demos
See more on the New Computer Museum Meetup event page…

Boston VR Meetup
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6:00 pm – 9 pm
hack/reduce
275 Third Street, Cambridge, MA

We took some of our best demos to the New VR Hardware and Demos event.
http://www.meetup.com/Boston-Virtual-Reality

Immersion 2014
Friday – Sunday, June 6 – 8, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Digital Den took their Immersive Interfaces exhibit to this year’s Immersive Education Initiative’s conference hosted by The Getty (J. Paul Getty Museum) and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and the Western USA Chapter of the Immersive Education Initiative (iED West).
http://summit.immersiveeducation.org
See also Immersion 2014 blog post

Greater Boston Cultural Convening
Thursday & Friday, May 8 & 9, 2014, 10 am – 6:30 pm
The Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road, Boston, MA

Dr. Hopper participated in the panel New Urban Narratives & Technologies.
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/665359

Computer Museums: Here and there, now & then…
Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4, 2014
Computer Museum of America, Roswell, GA
Dr. Hopper made a presentation at VCF Southeast 2.0 which was sponsored by the Atlanta Historical Computing Society and Computer Museum of America.
http://www.vintage.org/2014/southeast/

Digital Arts Preservation in the Northeast
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm
Boston Cyberarts Gallery
141 Green St, Boston, MA
Mary Hopper gathered a panel of experts discuss what is possible and worthwhile for the New Computer Museum to do specifically in the area of the history of digital arts. This event was held in collaboration with Art Technology New England and Boston Cyberarts.
http://atne.org/events

Children’s Machines
Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 6, 2014
InfoAge Science Center
2201 Marconi Road, Wall, NJ
The NEW Computer Museum went to Vintage Computer Festival East 9.1 and showed off the newly updated and expanded Children’s Machines exhibit!
http://newcomputermuseum.org/2014/04/10/vcf-9-1/

New Computer Museum Sampler, Evening Update & Social
Friday, March 14, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Microsoft NERD Center 1 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

The event started with a brief presentation followed by playtime with a sample of collections provided by a variety of exhibitors. This session was for dedicated supporters and stakeholders as well as newcomers and students.
https://digital-den.org/2014/03/23/sampler/

Computer Museums: here & there, now & then…
Sunday, January 19, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Microsoft NERD Center – Adams Room (1st Floor)
One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA

This was a first test drive of a new meeting location (it was warm and had great views!). Dr. Hopper presented the results of the year long survey of computer museums and vintage collections in the New England area and beyond. The group adjourned to Champions at the Marriott in Kendall Sq. for beer and conversation sponsored by Adam Rosen of The Vintage Mac Museum.

New Computer Museum Event Microsoft NERD Center, March 19

Playtime@Digital-Den
Saturday, December 14th, 2013, noon – 1 pm
Metropolitan Storage
134 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

This event provided an opportunity to have hands-on demos of Digital Den’s extensive Interface Collection. The brand new Oculus Rift was even up and running!
https://digital-den.org/2013/12/16/playtime-2/

Boston Tech Breakfast Meetup
Friday, November 8, 2013, 8 am – 10 am
Microsoft N.E.R.D. Center, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA
http://www.meetup.com/Boston-TechBreakfast/

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Digital Den’s primary activity in 2013 was taking the lead in facilitating the creation and launch of a NEW Computer Museum in the Boston/Cambridge area, and we sponsored the NEW Computer Museum Launch Party in October.
NEW Computer Museum, Web site

NEW Computer Museum Launch Party
Sunday, October 20, 5 pm – 9 pm
1st Exhibit 5-7 pm
Launch Party 7-9 pm
Middlesex Lounge Restaurant
315 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge

See press release…
See photos of event…

Digital-Den@Metropolitan Open Hours
Digital Den also hosted open hours from July to December 2013 —
the specific dates and times can still be found in the blog.

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