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Upcoming Dorkbot Pittsburgh event

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J. Eric Townsend of Dorkbot Pittsburgh writes:

Join us at brillobox (Thursday 18 October, 7:30-9:30) for this month’s dorkbot pittsburgh. Our speakers will be:

– Lori Hepner: Lori is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on aspects of coding through spoken and computer language in digital culture. Ambiguous visual representations of binary code are used in the Code Words body of work to create large-scale digital print installations and are performed in the Unworkings of a Binary System body of work. Ms. Hepner has been working through ideas of translation of code through performance, video, and photography since earning her M.F.A in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005. Ms. Hepner currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA where she holds the position of Assistant Professor of Integrative Arts at Penn State Greater Allegheny

– Gabe Johnson: Gabe is a graduate student in the Computational Design program at Carnegie Mellon. He will be demonstrating FlatCAD, a design environment for rapid prototyping using machines such as laser cutters or 3D printers.

dorkbot pittsburgh meets upstairs at Brillobox, the event is open to the general public, non-smoking, and admission is free. See the website for full details and directions.

If you’d like to speak at dorkbot, if you know someone you’d like to see speak, or if there’s a topic you’d like to learn more about, please let us know.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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