Habla Chris Vecchio
Details about the – MakePhilly – Sunday, March 30th meeting!.

Its that time here in Philadelphia.

MakePhilly is meeting this Sunday at 3PM in the Industrial Design department of UArts.

We are extremely excited to welcome one of our own to the guest speaker mic. MakePhilly charter member, Chris Vecchio, will present an overview of his work over the past few years including his Meterbox series – an investigation into the narrative potential of electronic circuitry, Evidence of Toolmaking – a series of hand-held sculptures integrating electronics and bone, and concluding with a demonstration of CUBE – an interactive sound installation and study in the design of ambiguous but suggestive user interfaces.

Chris is an electrical engineer who began creating sculptural electronic devices and interactive installations to help him better understand the relationship between man and technology. Chris holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and is the Chairman of the Board at Nexus Foundation for today’s Art, Philadelphia. He also holds several patents for his work in the field of ultrasonic measurement.

:: OPEN MAKE – SIGN UP! ::
A staple of all our meetings is Open Make — an opportunity for you to
share with the group a project you recently completed. As we have been
growing in size, we are going to be limiting the Open Make
presentations to three per meeting. We have 2 slots still open… if
you’re interested in presenting be sure to email us: makephilly@gmail
to reserve your spot ASAP!

:: MAKER CHALLENGE ::
This time we’re keeping it a surprise :p
However, we are thrilled to announce that we have bought TONS of awesome
new materials and stuff for this and all future maker challenges
(we’re talking over $900 worth of surplus electrical and mechanical
parts!)

:: MEETING SPECS ::
Date: *THIS* Sunday, March 30th
Time: 3PM Sharp
Location: University of the Arts, 333 S. Broad Street, Anderson Hall,
4th Floor
Cost: $5 donation suggested