[NetBehaviour] DorkbotSheffield #6

Jake Harries jakeharries at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 15:23:32 CEST 2012


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When:
   Friday 3rd August, 2012 from 6pm (Access Space) / 7pm (Site gallery)
   www.access-space.org, www.sitegallery.org

Door tax:
   Free entry, refreshments available

What:
   Another healthy evening of presentations and demos by people doing
strange things with electricity, this time across two venues.  You’d
be welcome at either, but why not come to both?

We start at Access Space (3 Sidney Street, S1 4RG, UK) for a dorkbot
prelude at 6pm, to visit their current artist-in-residence:

* Refab Space artist in residence, the Juneau Brothers (Juneau
Projects and Joseph Welden), will discuss their latest project and the
materials, technology and techniques behind it. They’ll give an
overview of what the group does and where the residency idea comes
from.

Then we stroll a few metres down the road to Site gallery (1 Brown
Street, S1 2BS, UK) by 7pm for more:

* Susanne Palzer will talk about switching electricity off and going
on in context of her interest in ‘performing technology without
technology’. Following a period of R&D and the project
RAM/RAR/RAA+RAP(s) - A Random Process Experiment at Access Space she
will present recent findings: how she uses electricity for research
and to learn about technology, her attempts to translate what she has
learnt into physical performance – e.g. an ‘analogue hack of
presentation software’ – and the temptation to switch electricity back
on and use altered software in the future.

* Alex McLean will talk about Live Coding, using programming languages
to make live music.  Alex has been writing software to make music to
drink beer to for over ten years in Slub, succeeding in making rooms
full of people dance to algorithms on several occasions.  He makes
increasingly broken techno, writing code live in self-built languages.
 Lately he has been collaborating with Jake Harries to make
statistically improbable pop music as Silicone Bake.  Alex will talk a
bit about how live coding has developed over the past ten years, show
some of the live coding environments he has made, and look to a future
of interactive programming languages based on visual and tangible
interaction.

* Plus! We hope to have a representative from the Audacious Art
Experiment to talk about their work with respect to their day-to-night
festival taking place at Site gallery the following day (Saturday 4th
August).

Dorkbot is a meeting of people interested in electric/electronic art
in the broadest sense; robotics, kinetic art, microcontrollers,
interactive art, algorithmic music, net.art… The only real conditions
are that it is a bit strange and involves electricity in some way. It
is really defined by whoever turns up, be it engineers who want to be
artists, or artists who want to be engineers, or the otherwise
confused.

If you would like to talk about something strange involving
electricity in some way, please do get in touch at
dorkbotsheffield at lurk.org
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All the best
Jake
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Jake Harries, Digital Art Programme Manager,
ACCESS SPACE, 3-7  Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK
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