Dorkbot SoCal 43
Sunday, February 27, 2011
This Sunday Dorkbot SoCal welcomes four amazing creators explaining how they do interesting things with electricity – Christopher O’Leary, Lewis Keller, and Michael Wilson and Chris Weisbart.
Christopher O’Leary is an artist who works across mediums including
video, photography, sound and installation. Utilizing novel lighting
and post-production techniques, the creation of his work is tightly
controlled, enhancing and building upon the performative aspects of
his projects. These activities include performance art,
computer-vision systems and non-linear videos.
Los Angeles based artist Lewis Keller manipulates frequency, timbre
and amplitude via performance, installation, fabrication and digital
media. His work combines sophisticated technology with crude humble
structures, inviting listeners to question their relationships with
time, technology, space, sound and silence. He received his BA from
Colorado College and his MFA from CalArts.
Michael Wilson and Chris Weisbart of the Natural History Museum of Los
Angeles will be presenting on the incorporation of DIY and open source
technologies in the museum exhibit world, where the need for
interpretive and educational technology is often not matched by
budgets. The team will present a lecture on projects they have
developed for the NHM as well as a current project that Michael and
Chris have been working on in collaboration with students at New
Mexico Highlands University dealing with the Miller-Urey experiment.
Dorkbot SoCal is a semi-monthly meeting of people doing strange things with electricity.