IPFS Camp Sci-Fi videos 🧬

by Arkadiy Kukarkin on 2019-10-03

Welcome to the Sci-Fi Fair!

Hot on the heels of IPFS Camp videos covering lightning talks, deep dives, poster projects and core + elective courses come the interviews from our sci-fi fair.

The Sci-Fi Fair

In keeping with the fun and exploratory spirit of the camp, we put a twist on the usual conference demo area with our Sci-Fi Fair. We challenged our campers to bring their most surprising, experimental, interactive, scientific projects: in short, a vision of what the IPFS universe could look like in a future, or slightly askew, timeline.

See the complete-ish (we had quite a few guerilla participants!) list of Fair projects for more details, or skip to the playlist if you’re impatient.


The Textile team demonstrates their interactive wares

Long-time IPFS community members Textile brought their crowd favorite p2p photobooth, as well as a game of cryptographically verified Interplanetary Tag (or arguably Interplanetary Assassin)

RPi Cluster

Hector explains the topology of the RPi cluster (feat. many blinkenlights)

Hector and the rest of the IPFS Cluster team came through with a project high in fun, fabric, and blinking lights: the Raspberry Pi IPFS Cluster. Six tiny but mighty (and lovingly upholstered) nodes tirelessly worked together to pin whatever CIDs were thrown at them and reported their pinset load through an ingenious hardware display. Not pictured: @cluster-labs’ Horizon UI for IPFS Cluster giving fair attendees even more fine-grained insights into the pinset.

@achingbrain's npm-in-a-box Alex Potsides’s npm-in-a-box project

BONUS: If you like big IPFS nodes running on small computers (and/or “The IT Crowd”), you may also enjoy Alex’s “npm in a box”, which packs the entire NPM package repository on a very portable (and pretty sleek looking) RPi based IPFS node with a BIG archival grade hard drive. Take this with you on your field trip and your team will never see an npm timeout ever again.

MetaMask’s Network Visualizer

kumavis shows off the live network visualizer

The MetaMask crew brought a tool that proved invaluable in their network connectivity diagnostics: a DHT visualizer. Following some wireless network trouble (a real-world scenario to be sure), we were treated to some beautiful visualizations of network connectivity.

And More

These are just some of the projects that made it to the Fair: head over to the offical Fair playlist to catch the rest of the videos, as well as the full cuts of the interviews above. Don’t miss Berty’s Bluetooth Low Energy p2p transport, Brave’s one-click in-browser IPFS, and more!

Lest We Forget

Our tireless camera crew could only be in one place at a time (we’re working on it), which has left some of our favorite projects sadly underdocumented in the video department. Here are some stills that fill in the gaps:

@MarneeDear's FARS + @gorhgorh's minitel IPFS Marnee Dearman’s IPFS-over-Ham Radio FARS project and Jérôme’s IPFS Chat on a French Minitel terminal

@vasa-develop's 3D collaboration Vasa’s CRDT-based collaborative 3D modeling interface

@gorhgorh's catbot Jérôme Loï’s libp2p-powered Lazer Catbot (unfortunately no cats were on premises)

the elusive @rklaehn Actyx’s Rüdiger has somehow managed to avoid ALL photos at the fair, so here’s a shot of him demoing their amazing industrial automation system from the lightning talks

@aschmahmann's Fast IPNS Last but not least, Adin’s “Fast IPNS” demo (it was VERY FAST!)

Keep Exploring!

Huge thanks to our SciFi Fair participants for making IPFS Camp so out-of-this-world! If you’re excited by any of these projects, please do get involved by checking out the sci-fi fair repo or reaching out to presenters directly about their work.

There’s still more great content from IPFS Camp content coming your way, including recordings of keynotes and interviews. If you’re interested in receiving an update when the next batch of videos are available, try out one of these routes: