[portland] fwd: DorkbotPDX 0x00, June 24th, 5PM, Vendetta
altis at semi-retired.com
Mon Jun 18 16:34:51 CEST 2007
You never know, there might even be some Python at the event :)
Figure some of you guys might be interested in this.
A SERIOUSLY AMAZING EVENT JUNE 24TH AT VENDETTA
4306 NE WILLIAMS AT SKIDMORE
keywords: geeks electricity art crafts blinky.lights dorkbot lo-fi
technology robots hackers beer
Please re-post this around your electronic neighborhood.
Dorkbot's First Major Event!
YES YES YES YES YES
Come join DorkbotPDX, people doing strange things with electricity,
for our inaugural event at Vendetta on June 24th at 5pm. If you're a
hacker, painter, engineer or sculpture, musician or maker you'll fit
right in. We bring together the tech and art worlds and enjoy it all
over a pint of beer. We'll have presentations and performances by
these fine folks:
Jason Plumb is a software engineer by day...hardware hacker, reverse
engineer, and experimental sound geek by night. He will provide an
overview of the Essential Reality P5 glove controller and explain how
it can be used with free and open-source software to create and
Jesse Fox studied music composition and physics at Bates College
before getting a Master's Degree from the Center for Computer Research
in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University. He will discuss his
involvement with the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR)
and describe the detailed techincal recreation of George Antheil's
"Ballet Mecanique", which includes xylophones, bass drums, tam-tam,
pianists, electric bells, a siren, airplane propellers, and a volley
of player pianos.
Donald Delmar Davis, principal research anarchist at D3 Laboratories,
will overview the deconstruction of Arduino and Wiring platforms to
create artistic robot platforms with AVR microcontrollers. "AI Begins
With Self Destruction"
paint & copter create multi-media experiences of regurgitated and
improvised media. By synthesizing live and pre-manipulated video
feeds, field recordings and live instrumentation, Paint and Copter
filter cultural noise and reprocess it into a new, mesmerizing thread.
We will also have a brief open-mic of sorts referred to as Open Dork.
This is a show and tell where you can have the mic for a few minutes
to discuss your latest project, vent about frustrations trying to get
your art grant or tell us about the intricacies of the color blue.
It's your time to tell us what you think we need to hear.
Festivities will begin at 5pm and you can expect them to last until
they kick us out. Please bring yourself, your friends and any thing
you'd like to share.
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