April 7, 2004
Location One is happy to host this month’s dorkbot-nyc meeting—a monthly gathering of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.)
Hosted by, and usually taking place at the Columbia University Computer Music center (CMC), dorkbot-nyc meetings are coordinated by Douglas Irving Repetto. This month’s presenters are Mikey Sklar, Andy Deck and Ben Woodeson.
Mikey Sklar – electric clothing
Mikey Sklar, an electric-clothing hobbiest, will discuss four wearable outfits he has developed over the last year. Materials used consist of computer fans, LEDs, El Wire, Flat El, PIC microcontrollers, homebrew PCBs, velcro and conductive thread.
Andy Deck will present several examples of his software art, focusing on online groupware image-making projects. He will discuss online collaboration and the peculiar division of creativity that occurs
when artists write software for ‘visiting artists’ to use.
Ben Woodeson is an artist based in Glasgow, Scotland. His practice consists of low tech experimentation into energy, magnetism, electricity, and heat. Current research directions include electromagnetic fields, concealed radio surveillance bugs and The X-Men.