DorkbotSheffield Installment number 5!
Dorkbot is an evening of informal talks/demos for people doing strange things with electricity.
Time: 6:30pm for a 7pm start, Friday 8th June 2012
Place: Access Space
Door tax: Free, but please register so we know about quantities of seats and beer
Dorkbot returns, after a nine month journey around venues along the street, to Access Space , just around the corner from Sheffield Station and opposite the Rutland Arms . It’ll be the usual format, people presenting the strange things that they have done with electricity.
This month’s presenters:
* MzTEK is a London based organisation which provides a learning community in technology and arts for women. They will be talking about how they got started, the kinds of things they get up to and how they’d like to spread the word outside London.
They will also be running a fun intro to Arduino workshop for women the following day.
*Stretchyboy (aka Martyn Eggleton) will present the “Steam Punk Organ” collaborative project, an interactive marvel of the contemporary Victorian Age created with a laser cutter, sensors and a some recycled junk electronics
*Flying Monkey TV. Media artist, Richard Bolam will talk about this open, collaborative project that uses low-impact methods to capture events. This can be time-lapse, video clips and stills, but the aim is to develop a technical framework that can be used to automatically compile, cross reference and deliver the media quickly.
* Writer and broadcaster, Leila Johnston will be bringing along a couple of the things that she and James Jefferies have been exploring during the Happenstance technology residencies at Sheffield’s Site Gallery.
*Iain Sharpe is developing a modular synth that won’t break the bank and looking for volunteers to try it out.
He’s bringing one along to dorkbotsheffield and will be giving a short presentation.
Iain’s blog entries about it:
Access Space is an open access media lab, computer recycler and art space running on the power of Open Source Software and trash technology. It has recently opened Refab Space, a DIY fablab, next door where it is installing tools like a 3D printer, CNC router and laser cutter.