… get ready for a MEGADORK.
When: 6:30pm, Friday 23rd March, 2012
Where: Showroom Cinema, Sheffield (Half a minute’s walk from Sheffield train station)
Within: Lovebytes: Digital Spring – a festival of art, science and technology
Door tax: £5/4, tickets now available from showroom
Antisocial: Facebook, twitter, lanyrd
Presentations and performances:
A cabaret of performances and talks from among the UK’s (and Catalunya’s) dorkiest, to entertain and amaze:
Paul Granjon – Paul Granjon will present a mix of thoughts on humans and machines and a selection of robots, including good old Mofo the little humanoid and some crude EEG human robot communication.
Patrick Tresset – talking about his drawing robot called Paul
(on show at the Intuition and Ingenuity exhibition in Lovebytes)
Daniel Jones and James Bulley – talking and demoing their new Maelstrom installation
Sarah and Jenny Angliss – playing robot Spacedog music from past futures
Sergi Jorda – talking about the Reactable tangible tabletop music playground
(which you’ll be able to try out at Lovebytes)
Dan Stowell – Demonstrates his use of the Risset illusion in techno music
Silicone Bake – Live coded pop songs about love, death and counterfeit watches, where all lyrics are taken from spam emails.
This was our second dorkbotsheffield event, and everything was
in a fixed width font for some reason.
Dorkbotsheffield#2 featured four strange dorkbot presentations
involving electricity in some way, in particular:
-> IAIN SHARP talking about his legendary arcade machines including
CYCLEPONG and his mechanical remake of LUNAR LANDER
-> JO ARMITAGE showing her HANDMADE MUSIC INTERFACES, in particular
a neat touchscreen arduino hack and a melodica style app.
-> BEN DORNAN talking about his experiments in MIND CONTROLLED
MUSIC, which may require some explanation. Luckily, he sent this
"While it may not be the most obvious pairing, for over 50 years
composers and scientists have been probing how the brain can be
used to create and manipulate music. Over time this has developed
from simple sonification to complex control systems, and has
moved from the lab into the home thanks to consumer grade EEG
technology. An outline of this progress will be traced, along
with a demonstration of how accessible the technology and
techniques have become."
-> JAKE HARRIES will be walking round the corner from his base in
Access Space to talk about the ZERO DOLLAR LAPTOP project.
Here's some info from Jake:
"Zero Dollar Laptop Workshops have been running in London since
January 2010, the first project was with St Mungos Charity for
the Homeless in London. We recycle computer hardware and install
Free and Open Source Software to build media laptops and create
music, graphics and video for distribution over the Internet."
This was our first dorkbot, it happened at Access Space on Thursday 9th June 2011, and here were our founder dorks :