Brett Ian Balogh @ dorkbot Chicago on Thursday March 25th 2010 @ 7PM!
In this era of unprecedented media conglomeration, it has become important for the public to take media into their own hands. This dorkbot presentation takes a do-it-yourself approach to broadcast media where participants will learn to construct their own low-power FM radio transmitters. Participants will also learn about the issues of legality surrounding micro-power broadcasting as well as artistic/activist uses of the medium.
Brett Ian Balogh is an artist and an instructor at both the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, teaching courses in DIY broadcasting, digital fabrication and acoustics.
NOTE: This is a hands-on workshop in which we'll be building low-power FM transmitters. Brett has ordered the required parts for 15 transmitters, which will be available for $15. If you'd like to order/bring your own parts, or build more than one transmitter, Brett has compiled a Jameco order you can use, available here: http://usrbin.info/jameco_radio_parts.pdf
Also PLEASE BRING SOLDERING IRONS and 9-VOLT BATTERIES!
THURS MAR 25 2010
1550 N. Milwaukee Ave 3rd Fl.
Chicago, IL 60622
What is a "dorkbot"?! The idea of the international dorkbot network is "people doing strange things with electricity" and meeting in informal, friendly environments to discuss their projects. These projects could include hardware hacks, New Media Art projects, creative code, circuit bent musical instruments or wild DIY garage science!