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When: 19:00-23:00, Fri Dec 11 2015
Where: The Boxing Club, Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, E14 7HA
Free entry, no registration required - we have a license for this one so we'll be running a bar.
If you want to volunteer to help bar tend please email us - we need you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget you can "follow" @DorkbotLondon on Twitter,
and/or see who's coming via the Facebook event,
if that's your thing
With speakers including - but not restricted to...
==== Rain Ashford ====
"Designing, coding and building sensor-driven emotive wearables
to amplify physiological data in social situations"
From her AnemoneStarHeart EEG / ECG visualising device to the
ThinkerBelle EEG Amplifying Dress, Rain's doctoral research
investigates how wearable technology could broadcast physiological
data from the body to create new forms of non-verbal communication,
and questions the personal, societal and cultural implications.
==== Bob Sturm ====
“Eight short outputs …”
Bob will play a compositional suite generated using a long short-term memory
network with three fully connected hidden layers of 512 units each, trained on
over 23,000 ABC transcriptions of session music (Irish, English, etc.), and
arranged by his own “personal” neural network trained on who knows what for
who knows how long (he can’t remember any of the settings) (2015). And he’ll
attempt to explain a little about them too.
==== Julie Freeman ====
"Do Naked Mole Rats have data privacy rights?"
(NB no burrowing eusocial mammals were harmed during the course of this research)
==== Mike Harrison ====
"Talk title TBC"
Dorkbot regular Mike is a Freelance Electronics Engineer (and Youtuber), recently returned
from installing a large-scale LED display in Hong Kong.
==== Open dorks: ====
==== Plus Special Guest... ====
==== Youtube-powered DORK KARAOKE with @fakedavegreen ====
The evening concludes with (non-compulsory) "Dork Karaoke" of songs we can find
(or ideally download in advance) off of Youtube. Please post your requests via
Twitter or the Facebook event - they don't have to be particularly dorky or Xmas-y,
but ideally they should be short (<4-5min), fairly well-known, and not highly offensive. Cheers!
==== How to get to Limehouse Town Hall: ====
== By Tube:
Limehouse DLR from Bank or Tower Gateway
== By Bus:
15 from Trafalgar Sq / 115 from Aldgate /
D6 from Hackney / D3 from Bethnal Green
NB Google's location for this postcode is a bit off, it's actually where
Commercial Road crosses the Limehouse Cut canal, or in other words...
Get onto Commercial Road and travel East from Aldgate or Whitechapel.
Stay on Commercial Road, passing Limehouse DLR on your right (and
going under a railway bridge) and you'll see a modern red brick church
also on the right, then a boarded up library. Just over the canal
you'll see the Town Hall, with the Limehouse Hawksmoor church behind
it, on the opposite side of the road from the big metal anchor. At
this point you should get off the bus/bicycle and come ring on the
"Boxing Club" bell (The top of the 4 main buttons).