Dorkbot: An Accidental Community
Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 1:00 PM (30 minutes)
Day/Time: 12:00 AM (30 minutes)
Location: DIY TheatreDorkbot started in New York City in 2000 as a casual meeting of "people doing strange things with electricity." By spring 2006 similar groups had been independently established in nearly 50 cities around the world. I will talk about the creation of dorkbot, its subsequent spread, and ideas about its future. I will also share some thoughts on why dorkbot has been so (accidently) successful.
Related site: http://dorkbot.org/
Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher involved in a number of art/community groups including dorkbot, ArtBots, organism, and music-dsp. He is Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center and lives in New York City. http://music.columbia.edu/~douglas