Dorkbot NYC is hosting a special event: You’re Doing it Wrong: Creative Misuse of Technology. Douglas Repetto writes:

Please join us at 92YTribeca for a selection of historical and contemporary short videos and live performances featuring inappropriate, inadvisable, and occasionally disastrous creative uses of technology.

Program (subject to change)

Jeremy Bailey: live demonstration of the SOS operating system — Jeremy will demonstrate his radical ideas for a new kind of operating system.

Guy Ben-Ner: I’d Give It to You — Ben-Ner and his family build a bicycle from parts found in an art museum.

The Draftmasters + Daniel Iglesia: live pen plotter performance — a musical performance using old electro-mechanical pen plotters as a sound source. The pen plotters draw and the sound from their motors is amplified and processed. Meanwhile video of what they are drawing is turned into anaglyphic 3D and projected on the movie screen. 3D glasses provided!

Kelly Dobson: Omo/Blendie/Screambody — machine therapy and wearable body organs.

fur: Pain Station — losing should hurt.

Daniel Greenfeld: mini-disasters — recreations of famous transportation disasters in miniature.

Jon Kessler: Cape Carnival/Cookie Machine/Marcello 9000/Rowing Machine/Still Life (with pork chop)

Daito Manabe: face shock/face copy — Daito Manabe plays tones into electrodes connected to his face, causing muscle spasms. He then hooks up his friends and uses his face to control theirs.

Sam Pluta: data structures/monoliths ii (for chion) — live video cutup mayhem.

Ride the Planets: Rock Wings

Tetranitrate: Laser Tattoos — what not to do with a laser cutter.

Tom Sachs: NASA — an incredibly detailed mis-re-imagining of a NASA space mission.

Paul Slocum: You’re Not My Father — crowd-sourced video of strangers reenacting a clip from 1980s sitcom Full House.

You’re Doing it Wrong: Creative Misuse of Technology

When: Wed, Feb 11, 2009, 8:00pm

Where: 92YTribeca Screening Room, 200 Hudson Street

$$$: $10.00

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Dr. Improbable

    My question is for Guy Ben-Ner. Does it have a basket? A Bell? And rings and things to make it look good?

  • Paco

    Why do they get all the cool stuff? Any body doing this kinda stuff near bloomington, IN?