[dorkbotsocal-blabber] Dorkbot SoCal 28 (Sat 1pm April 5th @ Machine) - Seeley, Lotan & Edwards + Make Magazine design contest

Garnet Hertz garnethertz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 02:32:23 EDT 2008


Dorkbot SoCal 28 - Seeley, Lotan & Edwards + Make Magazine design contest

***** Saturday, April 5, 2008
***** 1:00pm - 3:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA
***** Google map of Machine

Guest hosted by Thomas Edwards, former Dorkbot Seattle overlord.

Presenters:

= Damon Seeley =
http://electroland.net/
Damon Seeley and partner Cameron McNall are Electroland, a team that
creates large-scale public art projects and electronic installations.
Each project is site-specific and may employ a broad range of media,
including light, sound, images, motion, architecture and
interactivity. Electroland is working at the forefront of new
technologies to create interactive experiences where visitors can
interact with buildings, spaces and each other in new and exciting
ways.

= Thomas Edwards =
http://www.t11s.com
http://phy2phy.wikidot.com/
Thomas Edwards is a technology artist who is a recent transplant from
Washington, DC (where he co-founded Dorkbot DC). He will be presenting
"Phy2Phy", his campaign to link physical objects to other physical
objects using the Interent. Phy2Phy concentrates on de-localization of
interaction through the use of affordable hardware devices, and
parallels the displacement of his own recent transcontinental journey.

= Gilad Lotan =
http://giladlotan.com
Gilad works to explore the intersection between culture, technology
and spatial design, made possible through new media. What gets him
excited is finding ways to create and use technology as a tool to
strengthen connections between people and to places. He builds objects
and designs spaces that take advantage of embedded technology as a way
to augment their base line functionality.

= Make:Way Design Briefing =
Also, the Make Magazine 24 Hours of LeMons race car project will be
giving a short presentation to describe how you can be involved and
get a project in Make Magazine.
Make:Way is Make Magazine's entry into the 2008 24 Hours of LeMons
race -- an endurance race where each car must be $500 or less. The
Make:Way team will be transforming a $300 1993 Ford Escort LX into a
screaming brute of a racecar. See how we do it!
We need individuals to produce side projects for inside the car, that
will include, but not limited to:
    * Nixie tube (or other grabby display) gas gauge (A/D then display)
    * In-car video, in-car audio
    * Car-to-pitstop driver communication
    * Car telemetry (data capture in moving car, transmit to pit)
This will be at minimum a "side bar" project in Make: Magazine, so you
could get a nice write up and be on the team, etc. Come on Saturday
and check it out.
Project photos: http://flickr.com/photos/makeway/
Project blog: http://www.makewayracing.com
Race info: http://www.24hoursoflemons.com/

More pics, links, etc.: http://www.dorkbot.org/dorkbotsocal/  ...come
on out, and bring your friends.  Bonus if you bring a snack to share.


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