The next meeting of MakePhilly will feature guest speakers Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain of Monome who design adaptable, minimalist Interfaces right here in good ol' Philadelphia. Monome is actually their current project-- various grids of backlit keypads which are used for music performance, simulations, games, and installations.
Brian and Kelli will discuss sustainable local manufacturing and the process of evolving a personal project into an international community exploration. They will also show documentation from their mechanical installation work, including an algorithmic networked egg-tapping drum machine.
More information at http://monome.org
Images here: http://monome.org/series/image
:: Meeting Specs ::
Date: Sunday, December 16th
Time: 3PM SHARP, arrive at a few minutes early so we can start on time
Location: University of the Arts, 333 S. Broad Street, Anderson Hall, 4th Floor
Cost: $5 donation suggested
RSVP: ** REQUIRED **
Email your first & last name to us [email protected]
(RSVP is required for just this meeting to supply a door list, as
UArts will be officially closed for break).
:: Open Make ::
A staple of all our meetings is Open Make -- Bring projects you're working on or recently completed to share with the group. Immediately following the guest speaker presentation, the mic is yours.
:: Maker Challenge ::
As always, during the second half of the meeting, we will divide into teams and hold a 1 hour competition centered around building a device, solving a problem or just making something fun. Details to be posted to MakePhilly.com soon....
:: The Hacktory ::
The Hacktory is gaining momentum fast! An outgrowth of our desire to expand the use of technology in the arts through....
+ classes for artists / craftspeople / makers
+ community events
+ shared facilities and equipment
+ artist/inventor-in-residents programs
+ materials exchange
To date 3 classes have been held (on microcontrollers & LEDs), there is a group forming to build a vacuum forming machine, a 3d printer, and a whole lot more is in the works. Visit the site and get involved today! http://www.thehacktory.org/
:: Don't Forget to RSVP for the 12/16 meeting ::
Go on... do it now! ([email protected])
Official Website: http://makephilly.com
Added by jkopel on November 26, 2007