Winter of strange things with (and without) electricity

Still no dorkbotsheffield scheduled (soon!) but there’s loads of other strange and unmissable electrical goings on in Sheffield, leading us bravely into the winter of 2013. Here’s a selection:

  • 12th-13th October, Access Space host the Soundbox Workshop with Derek Holzer. It seems to be full but there might be a backup list.. Better get on the Access Space announce list anyway, they’re on fire at the moment!
  • Thursday 24th October, Terre Thaemlitz’s Soulnessless: Cantos I-IV, Showrooms. A audiovisual performance-lecture by Thaemlitz on identity politics and media production, informed by her long experience in the New York house scene. Part of the ongoing Refract series challenging the conventions of electronic dance music culture.
  • Tuesday 5th November — The second installment of computer club. Their first event was great including an extensive set from the legendary Black Dog.
  • Wednesday 6th November, the Sheffield Hallam “curated by” series continues with a stunning line up of artist and designers talking about their work.
  • On Thursday 7th November The dorkbot-affiliated Algorave comes to Sheffield, it’s live generative music but you can dance to it (if you have had enough tequila).
  • Saturday 9th November (day), Makers and Hackers day, a free event of demos and workshops. Learn about arduinos, robotics, wearable electronics, generative design etc..
  • Saturday 9th November (evening), another Refract evening, this one featuring a human reconstruction of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, which has provided the mechanical structure of so much classic techno.
  • 16th-17th November, a weekend of audio electronics at the Audacious Space.
  • Saturday 30th November, The last in the series of Refract events, featuring Mark Fell, who has been releasing massively influential abstract electronic music, pushing the limits of perception.
  • Friday 6th December, Open Platform at Access Space, doing strange things without electricity – the fourth in the Open Platform series of post-digital performance art events.

Talking of Black Dog, great to see they met their KickStarter target. If you want to support another local maker initiative, check out the Infinite Crypt miniatures game architecture project by Access Space’s James Wallbank.

Add a comment if we’ve missed anything and we’ll add it straight away!

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