Monthly Archives: March 2012

Art & Technology pt. II: Ashley John Pigford

For anyone with a habit of taking things apart and forgetting how to put them back together, Ashley John Pigford can offer some inspiration. The accomplished artist, designer and musician remembers being “one of those kids” fascinated by the fundamental structures of everyday objects—a fascination that underlies his current approach to art and design. Today […]

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Studio tour of Draft works April 5

There’s still slots available for our tour of Draft Works Studio on April 5 from 6 – 8 pm. Draft works is a custom fabrication studio that has done interesting work around town. If you happened to stroll by the lawn outside the American Philosophical Society last spring, you may have seen a giant white […]

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Hack Philly: A Technology-Based Art/Design Exhibition asking for work

HACK has an open call for technology-based projects. Inviting participation from designers and artists working for/ with hacker spaces / maker spaces. We are encouraging collaborative works for submission, but this is not a requirement. We are asking for a range of works: From 2D to 3D works, applications, wearable’s, installation, objects, and performances. Works […]

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Robotics Demo @ NextFab March 24

Hey if you missed that demo of Drexel’s robots a few weeks ago, mark your calendars for March 24. This event is happening at NextFab Studio, 3711 Market Street, here’s more of a description: USMART Team from the UPenn Grasp Robotics Lab will present an overview of some of their robotics work and how they […]

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Support oneString Kickstarter Project

oneString uses an Arduino board to make an electronic folk instrument inspired by a Diddley Bow. The creator Wil Lindsay is a master at using technology creatively. He taught the first Intro to Arduino class at The Hacktory and has taught many more since then, and also sometimes does visuals for 8static. His kickstarter page […]

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Photos from PAFA After Dark

Last Thursday we installed our work at PAFA for their After Dark event. The public loved our interactive kinect project, our invisible art postcard table, and the laser graffiti. If you couldn’t make it, here’s a set of photos to give you an idea of what it was like. Thanks to everyone who made it […]

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Pi Party @ the Trestle Inn March 14 (3.14)

Former Mathletes listen up! We are holding a Pi Party next Wednesday 3.14, national Pi Day at the Trestle Inn. Come celebrate pi, the irrational, transcendental number involved in so many equations in our universe (much more than just the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter). No better place to celebrate […]

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No Open House Tonight

Sorry for the late notice, but we can’t do open house tonight due to so much other stuff to get ready for installing our projects at PAFA. Hope to see you Thursday, otherwise, stop by next week!

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Soft Circuit Saturday This Week!

Here’s some pics of projects people worked on at our last Soft Circuit Day. We have another one coming up this Saturday from 1-4, so stop by with a project you have already started, or come to test out some conductive fibers and paint. Read our first post about this event here. It’s a low-key […]

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draft works Studio Tour April 5

Here’s one of our great events coming up in April. We’ll be heading over April 5, from 6 – 8 pm for a special behind the scenes tour of the design and fabrication studio draft works. If you happened to stroll by the lawn outside the American Philosophical Society last spring, you may have seen […]

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