People doing strange things with electricity
December 30, 2008 9:59 PM Subscribe
posted by funkiwan (19 comments total)
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is a "monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students, scientists, and other interested parties who are involved in the creative use of electricity." Started in NYC in 2000 by Douglas Repetto
, Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center
as well as one of Wired's 10 Sexiest Geeks
, there are now dozens all over the world
. Past presenters have been featured here on the blue. For instance Jeff Han
presented his multi-touch interface at dorkbot-nyc in April of 2006
. Miru Kim
presented her naked city spleen at dorkbot-nyc in October of 2006
. Bummed that there's not one in your own city? Start your own!
The NYC meetings (first Wednesday of the month) are very casual and draw an eclectic range of presenters. A great mix of software and hardware mixed with various artistic influences. Would love to hear how they are run in other cities if anyone's been.