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people doing strange things with electricity

This dorkbot-nyc meeting took place at 7pm on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 at Location One in SoHo.

People brought tons of food! Thanks!


It featured the cervelliere stylings of:

Michael Richison: Exquisite E Pluribus Unum
Exquisite E Pluribus Unum is equal parts VJ performance, political rally, improvised sound bed, and video installation. Utilizing presidential campaign footage from last year as raw material, this performance samples words, phrases, breaths, pauses, and other sounds and silences in order to build percussion tracks, melodies, and solos. The title of this performance comes from two places. The first is exquisite corpse, a collaborative game that was originally played by surrealist painters and poets, and e pluribus unum, one of several slogans used by the United States meaning "one out of many." The two parts of the title are an appropriate description of the process, as the piece endeavors to capture the spirit of exquisite corpse in both its visual and linguistic components.

Jeff Snyder: strange musical instruments
Jeff Snyder has been building strange musical instruments for several years. He will show some of his latest creations and show the current state of his recent attempts to make a portable wooden resonator speaker.

Sophi Kravitz: Mobile Phone Signal Detection Project
The "Texting Trapper" detects mobile phone signals. It knows when you're texting, talking or surfing online, especially when you're not supposed to be! Sophi Kravitz is an engineer and artist living in Kingston, NY.

Douglas's pics from the meeting

NEXT MEETING: 03 April 2013

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