Friday, September 22, 2006

Dorkbot DC Meeting Sept. 27

Next Wednesday is the next Dorkbot DC Meeting...

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 7 PM - 9 PM (EDT)
Provisions Library
1611 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(above Ann Taylor Loft)

Limited parking on street. Paid parking garage at 20th Street and Florida Avenue.
Metro: Dupont Circle, Q Street North Exit, turn right at the top of the escalator, and cross Connecticut Avenue and Q Street.

September Meeting Presentations:

Roberto Bocci (Assistant Professor of Digital Art and Photography in the Department of Art, Music and Theater at Georgetown University). Bocci is a multimedia electronic artist born in Siena, Italy, who over twenty years has evolved his work from painting through photography to computer-driven interactive multimedia installations.

Jason Freeman
(Assistant Professor, Music Department, Georgia Institute of Technology). Freeman will discuss his "Graph Theory" Solo violin piece with Web audience interaction. Freeman's works break down conventional barriers between composers, performers, and listeners, using cutting-edge technology and unconventional notation to turn audiences and musicians into compositional collaborators. Freeman will appear via Internet videoconferencing from Atlanta.

Thomas Edwards (Broadcast engineer and technological artist born and residing in the Washington, DC, metro area). Edwards will present a talk titled "Microcontrollers you Should Know About" aimed at artists seeking to add computers to their work. Edwards creates interactive robotic installations that plumb the depths of the "uncanny valley" between robots and people.

There will also be "show and tell" time for other folks to give short updates on projects they have been working on.

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