Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Upcoming At Machine: September and Beyond

We were away but now we’re back! Here are a few things we have planned for the next few weeks.

Screening: House in the Sky Screening
Thursday, September 24th, 9pm

Machine Project hosts Chris Woebken and Sascha Pohflepp for a screening of their film House in the Sky – now in 3D!! House in the Sky features a series of conversations about the future, all set in a digitally rendered mansion. We’ll be screening the film in our Secret Mystery Theater. Space is limited, tickets on sale here.

Workshop: Claire Titelman Workshop of Filthy
Wednesday, September 30th, 8pm
Thursday, October 1st, 8pm

We are very excited to be hosting comedian Claire Titelman for two evenings in our Mystery Theater, as she workshops her upcoming solo show Filthy for the Machine Project audience. Much is up in the air with this work-in-progress – will it be standup? Storytelling? Dancing? Will there be video? Will topics include debt, being arrested, stranger sex, Debtor’s Anonymous, learning to be a grown up when you are too old to be a grownup? Maybe! It’s a workshop so we are all gonna find out together!

Workshop: The Rational Dress Society Presents: Make Your Own JUMPSUIT
Saturday, October 10th, 12-4pm
Sunday, October 11th, 12-4pm

Come spend two days in the depths of the Mystery Theater as we learn to craft our own unisex monogarments with the Rational Dress Society. “Counter-fashion occurs when members of a subculture, sharing the same political, social or other agenda, choose to dress in a political manner in order to symbolize their goals.” In this two day workshop we will not only learn to sew and craft a beautiful jumpsuit, but by the end of the class each student will have a wearable, unisex monogarment that can replace all other clothes in perpetuity. What if you never had to pick out an outfit again? What bonds might be formed between JUMPSUIT-wearing individuals? Make a JUMPSUIT and find out!

Event: Algorithmic Hiking and Landscape Photography

Sunday, October 18th , 7am

Mark your calendar and begin adjusting your sleep schedule now, as onOctober 18th at 7am we are embarking on a hike with Richard Wheeler – a 2015 Artist-In-Residence of the Angeles National Forest. Wheeler’s residency focuses on the data sets the Forest Service uses that classify the landscape in terms of its value to the public, its visual quality, and even dividing the landscape into foreground, middleground, and background. On this hike we will investigate how data can be used to represent qualities like the beauty of a landscape, and use our own landscape photography to compare the scenic overlooks and points of interest as determined by the Forest Service datasets, with the scenes of our fancy as determined by our living, breathing, humanoid meat sacks. Space is limited, don’t miss out!

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