Dorkbot SoCal 12

Themed “Making the Invisible Visible,” this month’s event will feature a good variety of work from a number of different angles: social software, locative media and digital cinema. Mark Daggett, most well-known (perhaps) as being part of the Radical Software Group that won a Golden Nica at Ars Electronica 2002, will be presenting Balance Bar — a browser extension programmed to allow any user to editorialize any web page anywhere on the Internet. Naomi Spellman & Brandon Stow from 34 North 118 West will be showing Interpretive Engine for Various Places on Earth, a system that uses outdoor wireless network connections to design a custom-built narrative specific to geographical location, including factors like weather conditions, the physical environment, nearby locales, and historic events. Michael Lew will also be presenting: he’s a media artist and research engineer that primarily works on expanding cinema, and has a background in electrical engineering, artificial intelligence, performance and filmmaking.