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Andrew Bennett - Absorption Dye Machine
THE PREMISE: Download an image from the Internet and transfer that Image from the computers memory to a grid of fresh cut white carnations. DIGITAL>ANALOG>BIOMORPHIC . Each carnation will act as a pixel using its own capillary action to absorb Systemic floral Dyes controlled by the digital image. During the course of the event, the white carnations transform into a color image sourcing from the Internet. The flowers reveal their pictorial presence over a three hour period as the results of the systemic dyes take effect. The images are then preserved for mounting; a combination of freeze drying, clear UV coating and suspension in an inert gas,eg.( Argon or Nitrogen ) will be used to archive the images.
Andrew will present the project to date and open up the floor to discussion Bennett is currently building a team to work on the second phase of the project and is looking for interested programmers, engineers, designers and fabricators. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Bennett studied music, language and visual arts, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from the University of Texas.
Bennett has shown nationally and internationally including Fourteen solo exhibitions of his work since 1990, most recently at: HAINES GALLERY, San
Francisco Ca.; The Exploratorium, Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco, Ca.,The University Of Arizona Museum Of Art, and The Young-Une Museum of
contemporary art , Kwangju-City, Korea; In addition to numerous merit awards, Bennett received a National Endowment For The Arts, Regional
Fellowship in Painting 1996, An Adolph and EsterGottlieb Foundation Award 1993 and A Robert Rauschenberg Grant( Change Inc.)1993.
Eric Paulos - Familiar Strangers: Anxiety, Comfort, and Play in Public Places
Eric Paulos is a Research Scientist at Intel.s new Research Laboratory in Berkeley, California. His research interests are focused on mobile public social play, tagging, and messaging. Eric's work is driven by observable phenomena found in public, place, and people. Through these inspirations he explores a wide gamut of expression. This encompasses traditional notions of expression found within the subtleties of human utterance, countenance, movement, posture, attitude, and feeling. Equally vital to the inquiry is the discovery of novel and manifest expression using physical artifacts by exploring their representation, appearance, behavior, and actions. Eric received his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley where he researched scientific, and social issues surrounding internet based telepresence, robotics, and mediated communication tools. Eric has developed several internet based tele-operated robots including, Mechanical Gaze in 1995 and Personal Roving Presence devices (PRoPs) such as Space Browsing helium filled tele-operated blimps and ground based PRoP systems (1995-2000) (www.prop.org). Eric is a founding member of the IEEE Technical Committee for Internet Telepresence.
Ken Goldberg and team - Collaborative Tele-Experiences: Tele-Actor, Co-Opticon and Tele-Twister
Ken Goldberg is an artist and Professor of IEOR and EECS at UC Berkeley.
Pablos - Wi-Fi Hackerbot (Putting the bot back in dorkbot)
Pablos is a notorious internet man of mystery. He works on crypto,
security & privacy related projects with The Shmoo Group.
A regular at dorkbot-Seattle, he spends most of
his time implementing science fiction.
Many thanks to Wil Linn (rxGallery) for hosting this month's dorkbot.
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