What is "dorkbot"?
dorkbot is an international movement centered around people who like to do strange things with electricity. It's all volunteer and non-profit -- meetings are held in donated space and no admission fee is charged.
dorkbot meeting frequency, format, and content varies by city: San Francisco meets monthly and has everything from political talks to virtual reality. NYC has had electronic art installations, theatre, and presentations on new software development environment. Madrid has had robots that draw and Japan has had electronic music. Most dorkbots have a couple of primary speakers with 20-40 minute presentations and an "open dorkbot" session where anyone can show off for 3-5 minutes.
So what is dorkbotpgh?
dorkbotpgh is the pittsburgh chapter of dorkbot. Our meetings reflect what people in this area are interested in. Maybe it's military robot prototypes reborn as art projects. Maybe it's el-wire costumes, neon art, and backlit stained glass by local arists. Or perhaps it's cutting edge animation from local students and hackers or a local pneumatics expert showing off technology that artists might use in an installation.
We don't know exactly what dorkbotpgh is.
Dorkbot pittsburgh meets upstairs at Brillobox on a regular basis. dorkbotpgh is open to the public, all-ages, and admission is always free.
Brillobox is donating space and resources for the meeting, so consider staying after for drink or showing up before for an early dinner to thank them for their support. Brillobox is a non-smoking bar and dorkbot pittsburgh is proud to be a non-smoking event.
Getting to Brillobox
Brillobox is located at 4104 Penn Ave (at Main) in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA.
If you're driving, here's a map.
If you're taking the bus, your best bet is probably the 54C which has a stop at Liberty and Main, Brillobox is a few blocks to the northwest.