On The Large Scale
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 at 7:30pm
Center on Contemporary
Art, Seattle, WA
Admission: Free to all ages and species!
ENGSTROM, CHRIS PFEIFLE, CHRIS MCMULLEN, JORDAN HOWARD
AND THE MAKERS OF THE
Learn about The Machine (http://www.themach12e.org/),
a five-story wood-and-steel structure that incorporated motion, sound, lights,
smells and performance into a mammoth kinetic sculpture, that was built by a
group in Seattle and exhibited at Burning Man 2005. The Machine was
one of the most collaborative large scale projects coming out of Seattle, involving
the cooperative efforts of about eighty artists, engineers, builders, designers,
fundraisers, etc. At this presentation we will talk about both the
design and implementation of the project, and the process of coordinating the
interests and skills of such a large crew.
Sydney, Australia-based author, academic, media consultant, technology guru and
cultural visionary Mark Pesce holds an honorary position at Sydney University
and teaches at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School. He is
the author of many books and articles, including “The Playful World: How
Technology Transforms Our Imagination”. Mark will be offering
a riposte to Jaron Lainier’s 5/30 Edge article (http://edge.org/3rd_culture/lanier06/lanier06_index.html), “Digital
Maoism: The Hazards of the new Online Collectivism”.
Michael J. Laine, founder of Liftport, the Bremerton-based
space elevator company, returns to dorkbot to tell us about large scale collaboration
in the context of developing the space elevator itself.
the company's words: "Liftport's
mission is to build a complete space transportation infrastructure with a focus
on the space elevator. The subject of research for more than a century, the space
elevator is a unique way to ferry cargo and people into space." You can find
out more at http://liftport.com.
Bellingham, Washington-based scientist, technologist, activist and political
campaigner Paul de Armond gives a brief demonstration of his 1960’s lightshow
equipment, including his newest updates. Paul will be doing a full lightshow
to ambient music in Bellingham at The Purple Church (corner of Gladstone and
Franklin) in Bellingham on Friday, June 16th from 8 – 10 pm, so if you’re
in the Bellingham area, drop by and prepare to be entranced. Wear white
so you can participate fully in the lighting effects!
YOU!!!Yes, if you have a project - any
project, at any stage of completeness, an idea - any idea, at any stage of bakedness,
an artwork - any kind of artwork at any stage of doneness, please do bring it
along to the dorkbot meeting and claim your 10 minutes worth of fame after the