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We invite all modern dandies, decadents, aesthetes, artists, thinkers, and dreamers to join us on February 8th and 9th for the 2008 Dances of Vice Festival in New York City! While our regular monthly events are grounded in the 1920-30s, the 2008 Dances of Vice Festival will have a distinctly Neo-Victorian flair.

In addition to our roster of sensational live entertainment, the Dances of Vice Festival will also feature a number of exciting vendors, an art exhibition, and an elaborate vintage Polaroid photo booth, with over $3000 worth of costume prizes and giveaways to be distributed throughout course of the event. For details regarding the festival proceedings, please download our official Program Booklet: dovprogdigi.pdf (3.62 MB)

You are warmly invited to join our mailing list, Myspace, or LiveJournal community to keep updated regarding festival announcements. and check back often for updates! Ticket pre-sale will go until February 7th, or until the event is sold out.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dances of Vice!

New York Dances of Vice Weekend- Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. texastiger says:

    Anybody sick of the steampunk crap yet?
    This crowd seems to me like they were the ones always getting beat up during grade school.

  2. edosan says:

    Steampunk is what Goth kids do when they want to make a switch but they don’t want to have to buy new clothes.

  3. cjc15153 says:

    +1. I’ve got nothing against creative anachronism (and nothing in favor of beating up kids who don’t fit in), but Hot Topic doesn’t sell safety goggles and Home Depot doesn’t sell sarcastic buttons. Not that people who wear one should forgo the other, but my spectrum of interest stops well short of this sort of thing.

    OTOH, I hardly make anything at all and maybe people who actually do make stuff have an insatiable appetite for both antimony and old lace; so these posts assure a steady supply of posts that do interest me.

  4. tim says:

    Yeah, I really have no use for this steam punk stuff either. If they want to discuss steam engines and stylized metal craft, put it on Make. A party in NY? Come on.

    I think this stuff and the cross promoting of the craft blog are starting to dilute what I really like about Make. I have started going back to Hackaday a bit more often looking for some good meaty projects. Before you dismiss my comments, my two favorite tools are my sewing machine and my CNC mill and I love “the diamond age” as much as anyone. I just like to go to websites that are focused and I know what I am getting.

  5. RainyDayInterns says:

    Well…I guess MAKE will then be left with people who has a wider range of interests instead of more focused ones. We’ll be around as variety is never boring.

  6. pt says:

    @tim – there are literally dozens of hardcore projects on MAKE each day. more people complain about those being “too hard” and “complicated” — can’t win either way, enjoy the mess.

    you can subscribe to just the RSS feeds for electronics or just read that archive – it’s why we have them.

    http://blog.makezine.com/archive/electronics/

  7. Projects Like... says:

    Do you mean the probably 80% of the projects that are some kind of circuit board or LED project or a combination of both? How about some diversity of projects featured? You should consider changing the name of the site to Make Electronics because thats what it has become. The longer I visit this site I see less and less diversity of the featured Makes. When the site is so biased to electronics, steampunk, and selling their own kits, it leaves alot of people who could care less about those things out on their own.

  8. Gareth Branwyn says:

    Well, looking back over today’s coverage thus far, it looks like a pretty decent spread, covering all sorts of things, from paper craft to art cars and hobby trains and planes, to digital photography. And yes, a bunch of projects that involve LEDs and/or PCBs. Welcome to the 21st century.

    But we’ll take your point (thanks for the input) and continue to try and stretch our coverage (as we try and not piss off the people who are asking us to get more focused).

    Cardboard HALO Costume (Crafts, Gaming)
    Hacking the MovieBeam set top box (Home Ent/Electronics)
    Analyzing a PC’s parallel port (Computers, DIY Projects)
    Full-size electric planes (Flying)
    Electronic Sewing Kit (Electronics/Crafts)
    Removing shake from digital photography (Imaging)
    Make: NYC Meeting Announcement (Events)
    Neural Networking Sculpture (Art)
    6-Legged Boat (Future, Transpo)
    Circular Bike (Bikes, Art)
    Linux iPod (Music, iPod)
    Web-based AVR (Arduino)
    Pocket Electronics (Electronics, DIY)
    Remembering 1/31 (Culture Jamming/Art)
    1/31 Display (Electronics)
    Trials of the jetpack (Flying, Science)
    Gaming Pause Button (Gaming)
    LED Art in Boston (Art, Culture Jamming)
    Never Forget Kit (Electronics)
    HTML as Sound (Music, Open Source Hardware, Arduino)
    Memorial Throwie (Electronics, DIY)
    Hobby Train Signage (Toys and Games, Crafts)
    Art Cars (Art, Transportation)
    Fuzzy Logic Guitar Pedal (Music, Electronics, DIY)
    Computational Art (Art, Computers)
    Mooninites statement (Events)
    Custom card boxes (Paper craft)

  9. Rustie Gunn says:

    Wow, how about you people quit blaming Make for your lack of projects and make something of your own design. Use your brain.

  10. Rustie Gunn says:

    Wow, how about you people quit blaming Make for your lack of projects and make something of your own design. Use your brain. Ooohh myy Goood, they’ve had three whole articles on Steampunk.

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