Monthly Archives: October 2011

Planning our next PAFA Installation

Earlier this year we were invited by PAFA to do an interactive installation for their series After Dark. We partnered with Hive76 to shake up the PAFA patrons, which we definitely did with about 5 separate pieces for participants to interact with. We are starting to plan for this again, aiming to do fewer installations […]

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Great Open House Last Night

We had some new folks show up last night, and our Basic Web Dev instructor Matt stopped by, as well as world traveler Itsuki. We had a great conversation about the tech community in Philly, didn’t get too far on our plans for our next installation at PAFA, but that’s a great reason to stop […]

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Printer Smash is Over… More Upcoming Classes Though

So as you might have seen from the photos, our Printer Smash last weekend was a hit. Thanks to everyone who donned the safety glasses and hard hats to participate. There’s lots of other great stuff happening for DesignPhiladelphia this weekend, we recommend the opening at PhillyWorks, 1609 South Street from 7-9 pm, to see what […]

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Photos and Audio from our Happy Hour Concert on October 6th

After a whirlwind few weeks of non-stop events at the Hacktory, we get a few minutes to collect our thoughts and present the digital archives from our events. From our recent Happy Hour Concert event, we recorded all three audio sets from our performers, and make them available to you to listen here on the […]

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Printer Smash a Top Pick for DesignPhiladelphia

Quick update: As we’re putting our finishing touches on the Wheel of Destruction, Philadephia Weekly and the Inquirer recognized our Printer Smash as a top pick for DesignPhiladelphia! Can’t wait to let the hammers start swinging tomorrow at 7…

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Printer Smash this Saturday, Oct 15th! Vent your Frustrations in the Ring!


Office Space Printer Smash with The Hacktory! Finally, a chance to take your aggression out on that @#*^% printer! Join us in helping our sponsor Nonprofit Technology Resources creatively disassemble some printers for recycling.

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Our International Outdoor Concert/Happy Hour is Tomorrow!

The forcast says it will be a sunny 67 degrees tomorrow, perfect for our awesome line up of experimental and DIY music at our first ever Outdoor concert/Happy Hour! Artists include local Lalilulelo and Tleilaxu, as well as international artists toktek and Simon Berz. Our full post about the artists and event is here. We […]

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Radiation Workshop Cancelled

Since this seems like a busy time of year for most people, we will move this workshop to the spring of next year.  In the meantime, view real time read-outs of radiation on this map.  Also, check out EFMR to learn more about monitoring of radiation in our state.  

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