Dorkbot – Seattle art show

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Dorkbot – Seattle art show

The Seattle chapter of Dorkbot, in collaboration with 911 Media Arts Center, is opening a
new juried art exhibit, “Strange Things,” with an opening night party on June 27th, 2009.

Sayeth the Press Release:

New and exciting genres of art emerge as artists, scientists and technologists bring together their expertise to push the boundaries of what is possible. Dorkbot-Seattle’s annual exhibition, People Doing Strange Things with Electricity, showcases innovative trends in contemporary art by bringing together established and emerging artists who work with electricity in a significant way either in their art or in its creation. This is the fourth installment of “Strange Things”; previous shows have attracted in excess of 1000 visitors. Here for pictures from last years’ show.

This year, in addition to showcasing works that in some way involve the use of electricity, we are emphasizing emergent communication: pieces that communicate with each other (and potentially the viewers and environment) in novel ways, to create a larger system that’s greater and more complex than its individual parts. The jury selected pieces from 18 regional artists. Our focus on interactive electronic projects encompasses a broad range of creative media: art that borders the line between physical and digital art, digital art and experimental media, kinetic sculpture, reactive sculpture, sound and light installations, web-based art, ubiquitous computing…to name a few.

The show will run until July 24th.

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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