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Dorkbot SoCal

Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:00 - Sun Dec 07, 2014

Los Angeels, California
United States of America

Bi-monthly talks by technological artists.

This month:
Brian Goeltzenleuchter

Scenting the antiseptic institution For over eight years Brian Goeltzenleuchter has designed olfactory-based art installations which disseminate scent in one of the most antiseptic of institutions, the art museum. While designing evocative smells might appear to be the olfactory artist's primary creative challenge, Brian's presentation will point to another challenge that is often overlooked for its technical and creative potential: The device itself used to transmit the scent. Using as case studies four recent art projects, Brian's Dorkbot presentation will consider a variety of scent distribution devices - from lower tech to higher tech - and offer technical, poetic and conceptual justification for his choice of each. The presentation will conclude with a description of a forthcoming project, and a challenge to the audience to identify solutions to the challenges it poses in distributing scent.

Soyoung Shin

Soyoung lives in Los Angeles, California, USA. She graduated in 2011 from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science. She has a post-disciplinary practice that includes sculpture, performance, video, photography, and technology. Soyoung enjoys the intersection of media and science, and her work uses new technologies to create connections between viewers and ideas. Using found advertisements and a readymade discount robotic teddy bear, "THE 50% OFF BALLET" calls attention toward underlying attitudes which frame Valentine's Day. This piece places the viewer in a position where they are provided messaging from media ranging from musical typical of the holiday, to what could be considered perverse.

Brian Matthews

Since engineer/artist Brian Matthews made his first pair of mechanical wings in 1998, wing making became his passion. He has made 17 pairs of wings varying in materials and operation from simple pulley opening to pneumatics and robotic control. Most recently, he built a robotic "extra hand", and a 3D printed robotic parrot called "Pollymer".

Adam Florin

Adam will present a software system for creating generative music called Loom. Loom produces music by using random number generation to distort its internal model of musical "gesture". The project came out of his research and practice at CalArts.


Dorkbot SoCal

Sat Jan 10, 2009 00:00 - Tue Dec 30, 2008

Dorkbot SoCal 33 - Aschheimm, Evans, Guttman

***** Saturday, January 10, 2009
***** 1:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA 90026

Presenters will include:

Deborah Aschheim

Deborah Aschheim creates works that blur biology and technology, exploring concepts of memory, architecture, and neural networks through drawings, sculpture, writing, installation and sounds.


Brian Evans

Brian Evans explores the intersection between reductivist sculptural form and the aesthetics of behavior, where structure and thought are fused. He creates simple moving objects with seemingly life-like qualities - electromechanical life forms with motivations only just beyond our understanding.


David Guttman

David Guttman creates interactive works that generate unique colors and shapes from sound and EEG.



Dorkbot SoCal

Sat Sep 27, 2008 00:00 - Fri Sep 19, 2008

Dorkbot SoCal 31 - "Nerd Droid", Koch, Mack

***** Saturday, September 27, 2008
***** 1:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA 90026
***** Google map of Machine Project

Dorkbot SoCal is the Southern California chapter of the international technological arts organization Dorkbot, where "people do strange things with electricity."


"Nerd Droid" (Jerrold Ridenour & Anthony Magnetta)

Instrument bending and video glitching VJ duo

Tom Koch

Musical Gadgets

Kevin Mack

Mathematical Abstract 3D Art



Dorkbot SoCal

Sat Apr 05, 2008 00:00 - Wed Apr 02, 2008

Dorkbot SoCal 28 - Seeley, Lotan & Edwards + Make Magazine design contest

***** Saturday, April 5, 2008
***** 1:00pm - 3:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA

Guest hosted by Thomas Edwards, former Dorkbot DC overlord.



= Damon Seeley =
Damon Seeley and partner Cameron McNall are Electroland, a team that
creates large-scale public art projects and electronic installations.
Each project is site-specific and may employ a broad range of media,
including light, sound, images, motion, architecture and
interactivity. Electroland is working at the forefront of new
technologies to create interactive experiences where visitors can
interact with buildings, spaces and each other in new and exciting


= Thomas Edwards =
Thomas Edwards is a technology artist who is a recent transplant from
Washington, DC (where he co-founded Dorkbot DC). He will be presenting
"Phy2Phy", his campaign to link physical objects to other physical
objects using the Interent. Phy2Phy concentrates on de-localization of
interaction through the use of affordable hardware devices, and
parallels the displacement of his own recent transcontinental journey.


= Gilad Lotan =
Gilad works to explore the intersection between culture, technology
and spatial design, made possible through new media. What gets him
excited is finding ways to create and use technology as a tool to
strengthen connections between people and to places. He builds objects
and designs spaces that take advantage of embedded technology as a way
to augment their base line functionality.

= Make:Way Design Briefing =
Also, the Make Magazine 24 Hours of LeMons race car project will be
giving a short presentation to describe how you can be involved and
get a project in Make Magazine.
Make:Way is Make Magazine's entry into the 2008 24 Hours of LeMons
race -- an endurance race where each car must be $500 or less. The
Make:Way team will be transforming a $300 1993 Ford Escort LX into a
screaming brute of a racecar. See how we do it!
We need individuals to produce side projects for inside the car, that
will include, but not limited to:
* Nixie tube (or other grabby display) gas gauge (A/D then display)
* In-car video, in-car audio
* Car-to-pitstop driver communication
* Car telemetry (data capture in moving car, transmit to pit)
This will be at minimum a "side bar" project in Make: Magazine, so you
could get a nice write up and be on the team, etc. Come on Saturday
and check it out.
Project photos:
Project blog:
Race info:

More pics, links, etc.: ...come
on out, and bring your friends. Bonus if you bring a snack to share.
.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........


Dorkbot DC Meeting

Mon Oct 22, 2007 00:00 - Thu Oct 11, 2007

Dorkbot DC is a monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/etc.), designers, engineers, students and others in the DC area who are interested in electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.)

Next Meeting:

Monday, October 22, 2007
7 PM - 9 PM (ET)
Smith Hall of Art, Room 114
George Washington University
801 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20037

Presentations will include...

Alberto Gaitan: Remembrancer

Alberto Gaitan is a composer/programmer/artist who creates a wide range of multimedia artwork. "Remembrancer" deals with transformation, memory, and the spacial, temporal and cultural resonance of events through automated robotic painters responding to news data flowing in over the Internet.

Eric Celarier

Eric Celarier creates sculpture and drawings that juxtapose artificially and naturally occurring media to portray organic forms that have never been, but, in a metaphorical way, could be, if the circumstances were favorable. His works depict biological evolution as mediated through human experience.

Tom Greaves: Compliment Machine

Tom Greaves is the will discus his machine which delivered compliments to passers-by on 14rth between P&V as a project for WAPC SiteProjects DC.