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time:
7:00pm drinks/snacks 8:00pm presentations
July 15 2015

place:
noisebridge
2169 Mission St (between 17th and 18th)
San Francisco, CA
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Donations ($5-$20) to our hosts would be very much appreciated.

BAR 21+


noisebridge

2169 Mission St (between 17th and 18th)
San Francisco, CA

Danny O'Brien - Putting the Electronic in Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Electronic Frontier Foundation celebrates its 25th e-birthday this e-week. Obviously by now we should have fixed every electronic frontier problem going, but as you might have heard, there are still a few niggling issues to address. Danny O'Brien will talk about some of the current legal issues for people messing with electricity, and what the EFF they're doing about it.

Danny O'Brien is EFF's International Director, wrote NTK a million years ago, and will sing the hackernationale at the drop of a LED-festooned hat.

https://www.eff.org/

Gordon Kirkwood - Projects

Gordon Kirkwood is an engineer and artist who explores themes of ephemerality and pattern formation in nature. He designs elaborate apparatus to cause unusual and interesting physical phenomena, such as lightning striking a falling raindrop, or sculpting giant soap bubbles in mid-air with an unprecedented CNC bubble machine recently built as an Artist in Residence at Autodesk. He will talk about several of his endeavors with shaping and photographing the most brief and improbable circumstances.

http://gordonkirkwood.com/art-and-technology/

Jesse Silver - Blumenlumen

Blumen Lumen is a collection of gigantic origami-inspired flowers originally designed for Burning Man, but which have since been planted 8 more times in places like the Exploratorium, Treasure Island, and most recently at City Hall's centennial celebration. Their translucent plastic buds take on the color of the LEDs within, but the biggest question was how do we get them to open and close?! Come see a flower (at floor-level, of course... they're over 2 stories tall assembled), see some construction photos and ask questions about the process with one of the artist/builders.

Jesse Silver is a product designer and kinetic artist who is currently VP of Product at Omada Health, and previously was a product and food designer at IDEO.

http://blumenlumen.com/

If you would like to give a presentation in the future or host a dorkbotSF meeting, please contact Karen Marcelo at dorkbotsf [at] dorkbot [dot] org

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Press:

Epic DorkbotSF by Rudy Rucker March 2012

Knowing is Half the Battle - Jon Korn and Nerd Nite SF's Guite to Geeking Out in San Francisco   posted by Jon Korn the bold italic March 2012

BB Video: Tank Tour - One of the World's Largest Collections of Historic Military Technology   posted by Xeni Jardin BoingBoing June 2009

The art of living dangerously   by Annalee Newitz New Scientist July 2006 Issue 2560
Non-subscriber version here

dorkbot: Warehouse of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Projects   by David Pescovitz   Make Magazine Premiere Issue 2005

dorkbot-sf is a spinoff of dorkbot-nyc which is
"a monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties from the new york area who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.)"

the purpose of dorkbot 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

If you would like to speak at a future dorkbotSF contact Karen Marcelo (dorkbotsf [@] dorkbot [.] org)

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