Machine This Week: December 14th – 16th

EVENT : The Winchester Mystery House
Friday, December 14th at 8pm
Colin Dickey will tell tales of the Winchester Mystery House, the sprawling 161-room Victorian monstrosity in San Jose, CA, long considered the “world’s most haunted house.” Colin will discuss Sarah Winchester’s life and times, the Winchester repeating rifle, the rise of spiritualism in the 19th century, and why just about everything you know about her is wrong.

EVENT : Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian
Saturday, December 15th at 8pm
Join us for a reading of poetry and prose by Bay Area writers Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian. Dodie will be reading a piece on activism, poetry, and Tommy James & the Shondells. Kevin will be reading from a new novel Spreadeagle (Publication Studio) and some Christmas-type things.

EVENT : Dorkbot SoCal
Sunday, December 16th from 1 – 3pm
Dorkbot SoCal is a monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties from the Los Angeles / Southern California area who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.) This round of presenters include Michael Kontopoulos, Joy Padiyar & Aaron Rasmussen.

EVENT : No Nutritional Value: Introduction to Modern Food
Sunday, December 16th at 8pm
In the effort to promote proper nutrition, Fontbron Academy is proud to present “No Nutritional Value: Introduction to Modern Food a free lecture designed to elucidate the student in the correct ways of healthy eating, safe dieting, and table manners. In the interest of providing students the best education possible, all relevant information has been gleaned from the annals of art history. Artists discussed will include: Janine Antoni, Sophie Calle, Paul Cotton, Karen Finlay, Allan Kaprow, Paul McCarthy, Adrian Piper, Carolee Schneemann, Jana Sterbak, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Zhu Yu, and many others.