Machine This Week: September 1st to September 7th

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WORKSHOP : SCRAPING, MUNGING AND MINING
Tuesday, September 2nd, Thursday, September 4th, and Tuesday, September 9th from 7-10pm
Spots are still available for Scraping, Munging and Mining, a three session class about the inner workings of the internet. Did you know that humans are responsible for only 39% of internet traffic? The rest is composed of bots, applications, scripts, golems and fairy dust. In this class, students will learn how to use clever workarounds and hacks to join the data party and access that sweet, sweet torrent of information that was originally meant for other machines. Learn about HTTP, SSL, URLs, HTML, JavaScript and more! We’ll also be learning how to do some basic scripting in Python along the way. Learn the internet, become the internet. Sign ups end at 6pm, Tuesday, September 2nd, so act fast!

UPCOMING : The Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House
Friday, September 19th – Sunday, October 5th
Mark your calendars! The Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House is nearly here. During Pasadena’s two week AxS Curiosity Festival, Machine Project is bringing over fifty artists to the 1909 Arts and Crafts style Gamble House. Featuring experimental tours, elusive Swiss-Japanese fusion cuisine, group naps, late nineteenth century light shows, and more! Join us as we reveal and reimagine this historic site. Tickets to workshops and events will be available Tuesday, September 2nd.

Machine Project Comedy Special

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Sunday, August 31st at 8pm sharp
on computers everywhere
$00.25

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There was the moon landing, the Watergate hearings, the 1980 Men’s Hockey Finals, the Super Bowl XXXVIII Wardrobe Malfunction, and now… television history will be made again. Tune in to this page, Sunday, August 31st at 8pm sharp for the first ever Machine Project Pay-Per-View Comedy Special. For a mere 25 cents you too can take part in this significant and momentous event, and witness the magic that is the Machine Project Pay-Per-View Comedy Special. Don’t be late.

Can’t wait two weeks for 11.5 minutes of amateur stand up comedy? Watch the trailer NOW!

As an apology for our servers crashing Sunday night, you can now watch the Comedy Special here for free.

DISCLAIMER: THE $00.25 PURCHASE IS NON REFUNDABLE. VIEW AT OWN RISK. MACHINE PROJECT ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN AS A RESULT OF VIEWING THIS VIDEO. MACHINE PROJECT IS THE SOLE OWNER OF THIS CONTENT. MACHINE PROJECT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CONTENT. MACHINE PROJECT TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR WHAT PAYPAL DOES OR DOES NOT DO. THE TWO DRINK MINIMUM IS STRICTLY ENFORCED. PHYSICAL INJURY MAY OCCUR FROM LAUGHING SO HARD. PHYSICAL DISCOMFORT MAY OCCUR FROM NOT LAUGHING AT ALL. MILD SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE MENTAL ANGUISH OR EXISTENTIAL ANGST. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OR PROMISE TO THE QUALITY OF SOUND OR VIDEO IMAGE. WHAT IS HUMOR? WEEPING IS NORMAL. STRESS LEVELS MAY VARY FROM PERSON TO PERSON BASED ON EMPATHIC TENDENCIES. LOSS OF PURPOSE OR DIRECTION MAY OCCUR AND IS IN FACT COMMON. THE MAKING OF TELEVISION HISTORY IS NOT GUARANTEED BUT IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. MAY CONTAIN HIGHLY EXPLICIT, HIGHLY GRAPHIC CONTENT. THE PROMO VIDEO IS NOT COMPARABLE TO ACTUAL VIDEO. FEELINGS OF EMPTINESS MAY OCCUR ONCE TELEVISION HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE AND HAS PASSED. WE HAVE A RIGHT TO ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND WILL CHARGE YOUR CREDIT CARD AS WE SAY FIT. THE TWENTY FIVE CENTS DOES NOT INCLUDE COST OF HOUSING WHILE WATCHING VIDEO. FOOD AND DRINK IS NOT INCLUDED. COSMIC TELEVISION RADIATION MAY BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH. YOU MAY TAP INTO THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS THROUGH VIEWING SAID VIDEO. DO NOT BE ALARMED. RELAX. TRY AND RELAX. ENJOY THE SHOW.

Introducing…. the Machine Project Artist in Residence Apartment Naming Opportunities! (AIRANO)

We depend on community funding to provide direct support to artists through our Artist in Residence program – a unique resource in Los Angeles’ large cultural ecosystem. One way to get involved is to become a sponsor of a component of the residency apartment. This is may be your one and only chance to have a refrigerator or a wifi router named in your honor, replete with laser cut plaque. Don’t miss out! See here for more details.

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Machine This Week: August 25th to August 31st

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UPCOMING : Machine Project Pay-Per-View Comedy Special
Sunday, August 31st at 8pm
You’ve been slowly counting down the days, scratching tally marks with a rock into the countertop. Well the wait is nearly over. In a mere six days, the Machine Project Pay-Per-View Comedy Special will be going LIVE to the world. Tune in to our website at 8pm sharp on Sunday, August 31st and witness the amateur comedy event of a lifetime. Pay the twenty five cents, take part in history. Watch the trailer here.

WORKSHOP : SCRAPING, MUNGING AND MINING
Tuesday, September 2nd, Thursday, September 4th, and Tuesday, September 9th from 7-10pm
Did you know that humans are responsible for only 39% of internet traffic? The rest is composed of bots, applications, scripts, golems and fairy dust. In this class, students will learn how to use clever workarounds and hacks to join the data party and access that sweet, sweet torrent of information that was originally meant for other machines. In the process, you’ll learn about the inner workings of the internet, HTTP, SSL, URLs, HTML, JavaScript and more! We’ll also be learning how to do some basic scripting in Python along the way. Sign ups end at 6pm, Tuesday, September 2nd, act fast!

Machine This Week: August 18 to August 24

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EVENTS : HOUR OF POWER REDUX WITH LASECA
Tuesday, August 19th at 8pm
Join us Tuesday at eight, for an evening of powerpoint presentations from the students of The Los Angeles Seminary for Civic and Embodied Art. Short and sweet, powerpoints are limited to 6.66 minutes and will cover a range of topics including, but not limited to rent control in Los Angeles, utopian counter fashion, Gay State Boots, and clip art techniques. The event is free, refreshments will be provided. Don’t be late!

UPCOMING : Machine Project Pay-Per-View Comedy Special
Sunday, August 31st at 8pm
There was the moon landing, the Watergate hearings, the 1980 Men’s Hockey Finals, the Super Bowl XXXVIII Wardrobe Malfunction, and now… television history will be made again. Tune in Sunday, August 31st at 8pm sharp for the first ever Machine Project Pay-Per-View Comedy Special. For a mere 25 cents you too can take part in this significant and momentous event, and witness the magic that is the Machine Project Pay-Per-View Comedy Special. Can’t wait two weeks? Watch the trailer here.

Machine This Week: August 4th to August 10th

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EVENTS : NO PARENTS, NO RULES
Thursday, August 7th at 7pm
Our fabulous summer interns Brita Loeb and Wendy Ho present No Parents No Rules, a night of semi-sanctioned pandemonium that will defy Machine’s “strict policies and administration” through a variety of intern performances and interactive (and INTERNactive) entertainment. Stand-up comedy, makeovers, fort building, stories, and a human piñata will all fuel the fun. Free beer, candy, and partial chaos! NO PARENTS, NO RULES!

WORKSHOPS : Becoming More Anonymous
Wednesday, August 6th, Wednesday, August 13th, and Wednesday, August 20th from 7-10pm
Join Professors X and Y for a three-session workshop focused on methods for the circumvention or blocking of digital and real-world surveillance. Learn about the benefits of burner phones and Bitcoin. Stop individuals, corporations, or the government from tracking you. A toolkit for a new era! Ticket sales close Tuesday, August 5th so act fast!

Machine This Week: July 28th to August 3rd

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WORKSHOPS : Becoming More Anonymous
Wednesday, August 6th, Wednesday, August 13th, and Wednesday, August 20th from 7-10pm
Join Professors X and Y for a three-session workshop focused on methods for the circumvention or blocking of digital and real-world surveillance. Learn about the benefits of burner phones and Bitcoin. Stop individuals, corporations, or the government from tracking you. A toolkit for a new era! Tickets are still available but act quickly.

Machine this Week: July 21st to July 27th

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OFFSITE EVENT : Machinations in the Library
Saturday, July 26th from 8:00 – 9:30pm
Join us Saturday at the Los Angeles Central Library, as Machine Project artists reimagine and respond to the Library’s space and collections. From a sound and dance improvisation inspired by a photograph of legendary choreographer Bella Lewitzky in the LAPL’s photo collection, to site-specific video installations (including one based on used books unearthed in a library book sale)—these artists will transform various areas of Central Library into an interactive multimedia playground.

UPCOMING WORKSHOP : Beginning Raspberry Pi – Getting Started with Audio and Video
Part 1 of 3, Tuesday, July 29th from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Space is still available for our three part workshop series, exploring the basics of Raspberry Pi computers. The workshop will cover getting started with Raspberry Pi computers with an emphasis on working with HD video playback, using the camera module and getting started with sound output using Pure Data. Technically inclined audio-visual artists are encouraged to attend but anyone with a general curiosity about the Raspberry Pi and Linux is welcome. Deadline to register is Tuesday, July 22nd so act fast!

UPCOMING WORKSHOP : Becoming More Anonymous
Part 1 of 3 Wednesday, August 6th from 7:00 – 10:00pm
Back by popular demand, Professors X and Y lead a three part workshop focusing on methods for the circumvention or blocking of digital and real-world surveillance. Browse the internet anonymously. Lock down your computer and passwords. Encrypt your email messages. Build a new you or a new identity.

Machine this Week : July 17th – 19th

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MACHINE PROJECT PROJECT SPACE FOR PROJECTS : After After and So On – Kristin Cammermeyer
Thursday, July 17th at 8pm
As a finale to this series, Kristin Cammermeyer will be working in the space July 11th – 15th to produce a sculptural collage that uses materials from each of the performances and initiates the physical collapse and deconstruction of the Machine Project Project Space itself. Abstracted video documentation of the performances will be layered with dislocated walls and materials collected from the events. The work will serve as an archive and compression of the past performances with the real-time condition of the site at which they transpired.

EVENT : Salon des Refusés
Saturday, July 19th at 2:30pm and Sunday, July 20th at 4:30pm
Drop by air-conditioned Machine for a series of rescheduled roaming theater performances in the first ever Machine Project Roaming Theater Salon des Refusés (MPRTSdR). After an awesome (and unbearably hot) run in Grand Park, we have transported the Roaming Theatre from the wilds of Downtown to the Machine Project storefront for a series of original performances from MPRT artists, including cooking shows, sound walls, and an experience self-described as “so cute that kittens will fall out of your ears.”

Machine this Week : July 10 – July 13

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MACHINE PROJECT PROJECT SPACE FOR PROJECTS : Rabble – Holly Myers & Mathew Timmons
Thursday, July 10th at 8pm
Rabble is an imprint of Insert Blanc Press dedicated to the publication of innovative critical writing in pamphlet form. The evening will include readings, performances, and other occasions of rabble rousing by Myers, Timmons, Alexandra Grant, Doug Harvey, Tyler Stallings, and others.

WORKSHOP : Wild Clay Workshop – SOLD OUT!
Sunday, July 13th from 1-5pm
Learn to identify local clay, and then process some of this special dirt into a workable material. The pinching and coiling techniques used by the earliest humans are still some of the best ways to shape clay, and they will be demonstrated so that each participant can make a small object by the end of the workshop. In this workshop, you will compare wild clay with commercially available clay, and talk a bit about traditional potter’s practices and pit firing techniques.