Here in Portland, we love all kinds of geekery. And one of our favorite hardware-based geeking events is Dorkbot PDX:
We are a community of creative types who enjoy experimenting, finding art in technology and pushing the limits of whatever is in front of us. We meet on an regular, informal basis every other week, but you can find out more on our meetings page. We occasionally hold larger events, so sign up for the mailing lists to find out what’s going on.
Sounds interesting doesn’t it? Well, if you’re in Portland a bit early for Open Source Bridge, you can head to Dorkbot PDX on June 14. Heck, you might even want to plan to be here early so that you can participate.
Here’s who’s on the docket for the next gathering:
Andrew S. Parnell
Pieces to be discussed include Semaphore-bot, Tangólumen, and Cardiolumen: a multifaceted exploration of the data we create both consciously and unconsciously and their inherent value.
Andrew S. Parnell is a Portland based digital artist. His work primarily deals with the physical manifestation of digital information using code, image capture, and electronics.
Dome Control: Altering a space via physical and web-based interfaces
Michael Bunsen spends most of his time on the internet but is more interested in nature and the outside world. He developed Urbanedibles.org and began exploring microcontrollers to cultivate his mission of using the computer to get people off the computer.
A presentation featuring works from 2006 to the present, including the recent exhibitions Interiotrope, 2008 and SRO Video, 2009.
Dan Gilsdorf is a sculptor and installation artist based in Portland. Using video, sound, and mechanics, his work addresses the mediating effect of technology on physical and cultural landscapes.
For more information or to RSVP, visit Dorkbot PDX.
(Image courtesy Laen. Used under Creative Commons.)