Dorkbot Newcastle (20th January 2010)

Our next Dorkbot is the 20th January, usual venue, Centre for Life’s Lifelab and for your delectation we will be presenting:

Building Electronic Instruments – David Hughes

David Hughes has been designing and building his own electronic musical instruments for more than 30 years and has developed a special interest in improvising complex, multi-layered musical compositions in real time. He’ll be talking about his work on the ZEIT and ATEM Step Sequencers as well as some of his recent development projects.

http://www.infectionmusic.com/

Art Cars and Clown Tech – Derek Carpenter

Derek Carpenter has been a professional Clown for the last 35 yrs before that an actor. He makes all his own props through necessity, (because he can’t afford the cost of anyone else and the difficulty of describing what is inside hishead). He has made Puppets, wire walking rigs, clown cars, and the latest an “art car” called “Small world” Why? Come and listen.”

www.boclown.com and www.kamishibai.org

Technology  – The Next Ten Years – John O’Shea

John O’Shea is an artist and Co-Director of artist collective Re-Dock.  Through the transference of digital-realm metaphors onto physical spaces, using simple material props, Re-Dock transform social spaces into information environments using cardboard cut-outs, sports equipment, old rope and balloons.  After sharing some recent projects around concepts of ‘interfaces’ John will facilitate a discussion resulting in our collective mapping and extrapolation of technological trajectories for the coming decade!

www.fromconcentrate.net

www.re-dock.org

Entry is free and  there will be a pay bar.

It’s in the Lifelab Welcome Room and entrance for this one is round the back on Central Parkway, (see http://tinyurl.com/ljwfoo ).

Have a good Christmas!

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