Next Dorkbot SoCal, July 11th

This Saturday, July 11, 2009, is the next meeting of Dorkbot Southern California:

***** 1:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA 90026

Here’s the line-up of speakers:

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Heather Knight
Previously with the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, Heather is a Social Roboticist who works at the Jet Propulsion Lab. She will present her work enabling robots to understand nonverbal human gestures and talk about the potentials for interactive
technology incorporated into everyday objects, such as clothing.

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Jody Zellen
Jody Zellen is an artist living in Los Angeles, California. She works in many media simultaneously making photographs, installations, net art, public art, as well as artists’ books that explore the subject of the urban environment.

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Xuan “Sean” Li
Sean will show a “Hertzian Explorer” that reveals the invisible electromagnetic waves of computation and communication in information society.

More info here.

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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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