people doing strange things with electricity (in Atlanta)
next meeting: September 2006 (we're on hiatus for the summer)
dorkbot is a monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term). Dorkbot was started in New York in 2000 by douglas irving repetto and has since spread to over 40 cities worldwide. (See them all at: http://dorkbot.org)
dorkbot-atl meetings are coordinated by Jason Freeman and hosted by the Georgia Tech Music Department. Contact us at dorkbotatl at dorkbot org. (Yes, there's a dot between dorkbot and org, but we want to fool those silly spam robots.)
when and where:
Meetings are held once a month at the Couch Building at Georgia Tech (directions).
Mark your calendars for these upcoming meetings:
Read about our recent meetings:
• subscribe to our super-low-volume announcement list to find out when dorkbot-atl meetings are happening.
• subscribe to our unmoderated blabber mailing list to discuss all things related to electricity, strangeness, and dorkbot
• contact us (dorkbotatl at dorkbot org) if you would like to present at an upcoming meeting
• tell your friends and colleagues about dorkbot-atl and point them to this web page
the purpose of dorkbot-atl is to:
• give artists/programmers/engineers an opportunity for informal peer review
• establish a forum for the presentation of new art works/technology/software/hardware
• help establish relationships and foster collaboration between people with various backgrounds and interests
• give us all a chance to see the cool things that our neighbors are working on
dorkbot tries to be totally neutral with respect to style and aesthetic. an emphasis on the creative use of electricity is all that is required. dorkbot also tries to be more informal than conventional academic forums: no PowerPoint slides are required, no academic affiliation is necessary, and lots of open discussion is encouraged!
imaginary presentation topics:
• a demo of the new motion tracking software you're writing
• playing a video you made
• an explanation of how you hacked your game boy to get it to make cool bleeping noises
• trouble shooting/brainstorming your remote-controlled sandwich making robot
• bringing in some dancers you're working with and having them demonstrate the interface used in your new mind-control ballet
• discussing your approach to electronic sculpture
demos of commercial software are not appropriate, unless you wrote the software or you are making it do something particularly novel or interesting. on the other hand, presenting a piece that was created using commercial software is fine.
dorkbot-atl meetings are free and open to the public.