Monday, April 23, 2012

Holography Workshop at Crash Space

I'll be doing a holography workshop at Crash Space, sign up at THIS LINK - spaces will go fast!

Holography Workshop
Instructor: Thomas Edwards
Thursday, May 10, 2012

10526 Venice Boulevard  Culver City, CA 90232

7:30 PM - We'll do some laser cutting of hologram holders, come by if you wish to watch!
8:00 PM - Please arrive by 8PM so we can get going on time!

Starting at 8PM, we'll quickly review holography theory, then we will get to making holograms!  We'll run two hologram making systems, and each exposure takes about 5 minutes.

While some people are making holograms, others will be assembling hologram holders, complete with a display laser and power supply, which you will take home.  Everyone will get two attempts to make a hologram to ensure everyone goes home with at least one working one.  One attempt will be the red matchbox car below, your second attempt can be something you bring from home, but it needs to be small (fit within a 2 inch cube) and preferably reflect red light well (not black, blue, green, but perhaps silver, white, red).  The holograms themselves are 2x3 inches.

Cost: $55
Class Limit: 10 people

Your results will look something like this:

Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dorkbot SoCal April 22

Dorkbot SoCal 49

***** Sundary, April 22, 2012
***** 2:00pm
***** ATX Stage (near ATX Kitchen)
***** Atwater Crossing
***** 3245 Casitas Ave
***** Los Angeles, CA 90039

Jay Yan

Jay Yan is an artist from Los Angeles focusing mostly on interactive projections in relations to architectural form. He did his studies at UCLA's Design|Media Art and his work has been shown all over the world from Den Haag to Sao Paulo. He will talk about his current and past works involving interactive projections and projection art in relations to architecture.

Rob Ray

Electronic artist and fabricator Rob Ray has spent the last nine years integrating and maintaining alternative energy technologies for electronic artworks in the extreme climate of the militarized salt flats of Wendover, Utah. His projects have included the circuitry and power generation of a radio tower designed and built by Deborah Stratman, a push-button system for film projection and viewing, and interpretive audio kiosks for the Center for Land Use Interpretation, in addition to his own artworks. Rob will present his experiences and research from these projects. Rob will also explore the technical, fiscal, and creative implications of alternative energy technologies on sound, video, and interactive artworks.

Chris Reilly

Chris Reilly is a Los Angeles-based artist, writer, hacker and teacher. He received his BFA with a focus on New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. Chris is currently employed as a mobile game developer at 3CD, an author at and a teaching and research assistant at UCLA's Design| Media Art department. Since 2003, Chris has shown work in several solo and group art exhibitions in the US and Europe; he works with modded video games, virtual/augmented reality, scripting/programming and kinetic sculpture. Chris wears many hats professionally: mobile game developer; web programmer; digital fabrication specialist; small business owner; open-source hardware/ software developer.