[dorkbotdc-announce] Reminder - Tuesday 27 January - Next DorkbotDC Meeting!

Dorkbot DC dorkbotdc at dorkbot.org
Fri Jan 23 09:29:36 EST 2009


HELLO FINE DORKS AND DORK ACCESSORIES!

TIME FOR THE JANUARY DORKBOTDC MEETING!

Please disseminate widely.
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WHAT: January 2009 DorkbotDC meeting
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 7 PM - 9 PM (ET)
WHERE:
     Smith Hall of Art, Room 114,
     George Washington University
     801 22nd St NW
     Washington, DC 20037
     Google map: http://is.gd/2FEs

ALWAYS FREE!

WHO:

James Mallos : BEAMbots and Wrapping Paper

Sculptor James Mallos will talk about two interactive sculptures
exhibited at the FLIK Film Festival last summer, "Blow," a BEAMbot
that subsists on gallery illumination, and "Today Now," a live video
application programmed in Processing and Automator that lets gallery
visitors create original repeating patterns from their own appearance
and donate them to the public domain. Of interest to BEAMbot fans is
the use in "Blow" of a thread tourniquet, a simple mechanical
stratagem that turns a pager motor into a muscle-like actuator, and
the use of a curvigami paper carapace instead of skeletal mechanism.
A new convert to Processing, Mallos will try to impart his enthusiasm
for the programming language that has been embraced by artists around
the world. He will also try to justify his obsession with the p6
symmetry group.

James Mallos is a sculptor and toy designer. Educated as an engineer,
he has been in and out of programming episodically, becoming in the
process a combination old fossil and newbie. He introduced his
construction toy TWOGS at the Austin Maker Faire 2007, and way of
making baskets by computer at Bay Area Maker Faire 2008.

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If you--or someone you know--has an interesting announcement or
something to share (5 minutes or less), we'll make time to fit you in.

After the presentations, the exchange continues over food and drink
at a nearby eatery.

Got a project you'd like to present? Write us and tell us about it!
dorkbotdc at dorkbot.org

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