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"people doing strange things with electricity" since 2001
When: 19:30-22:30, Wed Sep 18 2019
Where: The Boxing Club, Limehouse Town Hall, 646 Commercial Road, E14 7HA
Free entry, no registration required, bring your own refreshments. Talks start
7.30pm, doors from 6.45pm.
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With short talks and demos from...
==== Robin Baumgarten ====
"Prototyping Experimental Hardware Games"
Robin is going to talk about building and improving experimental hardware games
by the example of Line Wobbler and Wobble Garden.
wobblylabs.com / @robin_b
==== Evan Raskob ====
"Spoke: the future as a board game. A science fiction storytelling game for
teens and adults"
Spoke is a board game for understanding complex futures. It can be played by
individuals or mixed groups. Players collaboratively conjure up future
narratives using prompts from story element cards and the board. The cards and
board form a distributed science fiction world that players can inhabit and
shape to fit their own imaginations. Story elements are based on diverse
characters, current research topics and events around the rise of automated
manufacturing, social media, machine learning and AI.
Spoke is designed for fun, futurists, scenario planners, educators and anyone
else exploring the uncertain world of the nearly possible.
spoke.flkr.com / @evanraskob / @evanraskob_art
==== Bushra Burge ====
"The rollercoaster of creating of a multisensory VR-haptic wearable story using
a considered eco-ethical design approach"
Bushra Burge is the Owner and Creative Director award winning creative
technology company BB Studio. Her background of science, technology and
sustainable design cultivates innovation within her multi-disciplinary team. BB
Studio's recent projects have included engaging immersive stories using virtual
reality integrated with proprietary wearable technology.
Bushra is an active advocate of empowerment of under represented groups and is
a Non-Executive Director of SEIDEA tech-education startup for BAME women.
bushraburge.com / @bushraburge
==== Piers O'Hanlon & Guy Bar Amotz ====
Guy Bar Amotz is an installation artist and Piers O’Hanlon is a
technologist/researcher. Together they have created a number of interactive
projects that were exhibited in art spaces such as Tate Britain and CAC Geneva.
Such art includes "Robo-art” and interactive media installations.
They plan to bring parts of a new robot performance and let it try to explain
why he is who he is, video documentation of other robot performances, and a
conversation about the nature of their collaboration.
==== Open dorks/demos: ====
* Jeff Gough - "Fireball launching hat"
You! Get in touch and let us know if you'd like to give a short five minute
talk on something.
==== How to get to Limehouse Town Hall: ====
NB: Unfortunately Limehouse Town Hall is not wheelchair accessible as
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).