Friday, December 22, 2006

Dorkbot Pittsburgh

dorkbot is a regular meeting of people who like to do strange things with electricity. It's all volunteer and non-profit -- meetings are held in donated space and no admission fee is charged. dorkbot pittsburgh meetings are smoke-free / non-smoking events, even when we hold them in a place where smoking is normally allowed.

dorkbot meeting frequency, format and content varies by city: San Francisco meets monthly and has everything from political talks to virtual reality. NYC has had electronic art installations, theatre, and presentations on new software development environment. Madrid has had robots that draw and Japan has had electronic music. Most dorkbots have a couple of primary speakers with 20-40 minute presentations and an "open dorkbot" session where anyone can show off for 3-5 minutes.

dorkbot pittsburgh will reflect what people in this area are interested in. Since we're new, we don't know what that means just yet. Maybe it's military robot prototypes reborn as art projects. Maybe it's el-wire costumes, neon art, and backlit stained glass by local arists. Or perhaps it's cutting edge animation from local students and hackers or a local pneumatics expert showing off technology that artists might use.
We don't know.

Next Meeting: 7:30pm, January 25, 2007

We're still lining up speakers for the January dorkbot, let us know if you're interested in presenting or know someone that we should invite to speak
dorkbot pittsburgh meets at Brillobox (meeting info and maps). Admission is always free and open to the public. dorkbot pittsburgh is a non-smoking event, but you're free to smoke downstairs in the bar.

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