Tuesday, June 09, 2009

June 14 DorkbotPDX Talks

Dorkbot is people doing strange things with electricity. It's an international DIY movement. Electricity craft, if you like - and art. It is something you can do. Portland Dorkbot has informal monthly meetups, workshops and a lecture series.

Tonight is DorkbotPDX 0x03. In their own words:

"HURRY HURRY STEP RIGHT UP! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ___ ___ _____ / _ \ __ __ / _ \ |___ / DORKBOT | | | | \ \/ / | | | | |_ \ PDX | |_| | > < | |_| | ___) | \___/ /_/\_\ \___/ |____/ http://dorkbotpdx.org/dorkbotpdx_0x03 Dorkbot PDX [[People doing strange things with electricity...in Portland]] ...welcomes you to the 4th installation of its lecture series. * Where: AboutUs: 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520. * When: Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - 7pm As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word! Andrew S. Parnell ----------------- Pieces to be discussed include Semaphore-bot, Tangólumen, and Cardiolumen: a multifaceted exploration of the data we create both consciously and unconsciously and their inherent value. Andrew S. Parnell is a Portland based digital artist. His work primarily deals with the physical manifestation of digital information using code, image capture, and electronics. Michael Bunsen -------------- Dome Control: Altering a space via physical and web-based interfaces Michael Bunsen spends most of his time on the internet but is more interested in nature and the outside world. He developed Urbanedibles.org and began exploring microcontrollers to cultivate his mission of using the computer to get people off the computer. Dan Gilsdorf ------------ A presentation featuring works from 2006 to the present, including the recent exhibitions Interiotrope, 2008 and SRO Video, 2009. Dan Gilsdorf is a sculptor and installation artist based in Portland. Using video, sound, and mechanics, his work addresses the mediating effect of technology on physical and cultural landscapes. See you there!

A Dorkbot event. www.dorkbotpdx.org Generously hosted by AboutUs www.aboutus.org at 107 SE Washington St, Suite 520. 7pm Free