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London/SE "people doing strange things with electricity..." since 2001:
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When: 19:00-22:30, Thu Feb 19 2015
Where: The Boxing Club, Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, E14 7HA
Free entry, no registration required
==== Tim Hunkin - timhunkin.co.uk =====
Tim Hunkin is an English engineer, cartoonist, writer, and artist. He created
the Channel Four TV series and Science Museum gallery The Secret Life of
Machines, which explained the workings and history of various household devices.
He has just launched a "new London arcade of home-made coin operated machines
built by enthusiasts": www.novelty-automation.com
==== James Auger - auger-loizeau.com ====
James Auger is a designer, researcher and lecturer whose work examines the
social, cultural and human impact of technology and the products that exist as a
result of its development and application. His PhD topic is Why Robot?
Speculative design, the domestication of technology and the considered future.
James is also a partner in the Speculative Design practice Auger-Loizeau, whose
projects have been published and exhibited internationally, including MoMA, New
York; 21_21, Tokyo; The Science Museum, London and the Ars Electronica festival,
Linz, and are part of the permanent collection at MoMA.
==== Pollie Barden - fireflygame.com ====
Pollie is an artist, activist and game designer who has designed games from the
mobile platform to the urban landscape. Firefly is a tagging game that explores
temporal memory, and exploits the balance of collaboration and competition. The
action takes place at night. Your first strategic move is the clothing you wear.
Players, wearing Flashing LED badges will compete to see who can steal the most
badges from other players. However, the prize you seek may be your downfall!
==== Restart Project - therestartproject.org ====
The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and
empowers people to use their electronics longer, by sharing repair and
maintenance skills. Through community and workplace events we create engaging
opportunities to extend the lifespan of electronics and electrical equipment.
==== How to get to Limehouse Town Hall: ====
NB: Unfortunately Limehouse Town Hall is not wheelchair accessible
- there are steps from the street and up to the main 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
Beware! Google's location for E14 7HA is a bit off, it's actually
opposite where Salmon Lane joins Commercial Road, 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).