Monday, February 19, 2007

Dorkbot Meets Tomorrow

Dorkbot DC will meet tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007, 7-9 PM at Provisions Library (1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009).

Presentations: Gail Scott White and Kirby Malone: "Live Movies"

White and Malone are the artistic directors and founders of Cyburbia Productions, "a multimedia performance studio which focuses on the collaborative creation of 'live movies,' syntheses of cinema, theater and music. The company's work employs digital projection, sound technologies, and filmic narrative techniques to construct moving stage pictures and sonic theater, in which live actors interact with animated performers, and emerge from or vanish into projected environments, settings and dreamscapes."

White is an Associate Professor of Digital Arts at George Mason University, where she teaches 3D animation and digital imaging, and serves as Associate Director of the Multimedia Performance Studio (MPS).

Malone is Assistant Professor, InterArts at George Mason University, where he teaches courses including Cyberpunk and Performance Studio, and serves as Director of the Multimedia Performance Studio.

My good friend Thomas Edwards will be presenting "Introduction to the Arduino." Read this press release:

Hardware artist Thomas Edwards presents a "Hello World" style introduction to the Arduino, an inexpensive open-source physical computing platform. Based on the Atmel ATmega processor, the board is programmed using a simple language which makes it easy to access its digital and analog I/O systems. It is a great way to become involved in physical computing.
I love these guys! I wish I could drag one of the curators of the 2008 Whitney Biennial into one of their meetings.