Monthly Archives: May 2011

Chiptunes and Lebowski Fest this Friday

Surprise! Lebowski Fest is this weekend, just in time to give you a great reason to get relief from the heat in at least one air-conditioned bowling alley. The events start off with what looks to be a fantastic show featuring Chipocrite at TLA on Friday! Chipocrite is probably familiar to all of you chiptunes […]

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Hacker news source

Maybe I’m behind the times, but I just found out about Hacker News from the prestigious tech incubator Y-Combinator. One way to feel more like a hacker even if you’re coding skills are minimal (like mine).

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Be Sure to Register for RHoK June 4-5

Random Hacks of Kindness is an opportunity for activists, hackers, programmers, designers, and anyone else to work together on software solutions to global problems. The third global RHoK event is coming up June 4-5 and Philly is one of the sites! Read more about it in this article from Technically Philly, or on the RHoK […]

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Beautiful Day for Kinetic Sculpture

If you happen to be home just surfin’ the good ol’ internets, you should really consider checking out today’s Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, part of the Trenton Avenue Arts Fest. It’s happening from 12- 5 pm at the 2000/2200 blocks of Trenton Ave. It’s not even raining, and can you think of a better way […]

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Call for Papers on Art and Technology

The MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in NYC is holding a conference next December called Critical Information: Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology. The event is in the pretty distant future, but they just put out a call for graduate papers, with the submission deadline of June 30, 2011. The info […]

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Upcoming Tech Events Welcoming Non-geeks

Anyone who has walked into a room full of programmers/engineers/geeks when you are not part of that group knows what it’s like to feel like an instant outsider. This may have even deterred you from actually attending an geek/tech event. Well there’s quite a few groups in Philly who want to change that. Here’s a […]

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Really excited about Philly’s new Sculpture Gym

Wow, everyday Philly is becoming more of a hotbed of creativity. The latest is a Sculpture Gym, a winner of a Knight Foundation grant, featuring big tools for artists and help with projects.

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Max/MSP Jam Session

Max/MSP is an amazing tool for musicians and interactive artists. Max is a graphical programming environment – an application that allows you to create your own software. MSP adds the ability to capture, synthesize and manipulate audio. The video above shows a step sequencer made with Max/MSP by local musician and teacher Jon Barrios as […]

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Sci-Fi Production Planning with Groundswell Players

The Groundswell Players are one of Philly’s newest and most promising theatrical groups. For their latest production for the 2011 Fringe Fest they want to go to space, and they need our help. We will be starting a collaborative effort with the Groundswell Players this summer to imagine the most awesome (and awesomely bad) sci-fi […]

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New Class Posted: Build Your Own FM Radio Transmitter

Building a radio transmitter is a great way to learn some basic theory about electronics and radio while getting your hands dirty. This class, brought to you by the Hacktory and the Prometheus Radio Project, involves soldering parts and tuning up your very own FM radio transmitter. At the end you’ll have a simple low-power […]

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