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From Karen Marcelo
From Spaceman Sam Coniglio

time:
7:30pm THURSDAY this time!
27 February 2014

place:
Highway1
135 Mississippi St. (between 17th and Mariposa)
San Francisco, CA
Map

FREE ADMISSION But donations ($5-$20) to our hosts would be very much appreciated.

BAR 21+
Noms from @GrilledCheezGuy

STAY FOR THE VRML 20th Anniversary/Reunion Party after!

DJ Andre Champagne
VRML Holodeck (projected on smoke) video from Zack London
Many thanks to Aerscreen for providing the time travelling holodeck!


Highway1

135 Mississippi St
SF, CA

Anouk Wipprecht - Hardware Couture

A talk about the merge of fashion and technology by fashiontech designer Anouk Wipprecht

Dutch based designer Anouk Wipprecht is a rising star in the emerging field of "fashionable techn ology" a rare combination of sartorial knowhow combined with engineering smarts and style, she has in a very short period created an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashio n and technology in an unusual way. She creates technological couture; with background in fashion d esign combined with engineering, science and interaction design, she creates systems around the bod y that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as 'host' systems on the human body, her des igns move, breath, and react to the environment around them. Anouk is currently based in Vienna/Austria, and travels between Amsterdam (NL) Los Angeles (USA) San Francisco (USA) and Montreal (CA).

http://www.anoukwipprecht.nl

Mark Pesce and Tony Parisi - VRML 20 Full Circle

Full Circle

Twenty years ago we invented a way to visualize the still very new (and still very small) World Wide Web. We believed that by making the Web a visible, tangible place, VRML would make it easier for people to understand and use.

Those last twenty years have seen the Internet eat everything in its path. All of human knowledge, culture, commerce, art - it's all gone down its pie-hole, now shared among the two-billion-plus individuals with Internet access. As it turned out, we didn't need to visualize it; it happened anyway.

Now, the Internet is eating the real world, too. The number of connected devices in our lives has grown from one, just a handful of years ago, to tens today, and will soon reach into the hundreds. That's real complexity, in the real world.

The virtual world was never meant to be just imaginary. It's meant to be a mirror held up to the real world, revealing its capabilities, and providing affordances to manipulate them.

Twenty years after they created the web's first 3D cyberbanana, VRML co-inventors Tony Parisi and Mark Pesce are reaching through the virtual world, into the real, making tangible the intense interior of the connected world, marrying Tony's web-changing work with WebGL to Mark's innovations in the Internet-of-Everything.

The future is back. Come and have a play

http://vrml20.org
http://www.tonyparisi.com
Programming 3D Applications with HTML5 and WebGL (Tony Parisi's latest book)
http://moorescloud.com (Moore's Cloud Mark Pesce's latest)

This is the famed ‘Cyberbanana’, the very first model rendered in VRML.

If you would like to give a presentation in the future or host a dorkbotSF meeting, please contact Karen Marcelo at dorkbotsf [at] dorkbot [dot] org

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Press:

Epic DorkbotSF by Rudy Rucker March 2012

Knowing is Half the Battle - Jon Korn and Nerd Nite SF's Guite to Geeking Out in San Francisco   posted by Jon Korn the bold italic March 2012

BB Video: Tank Tour - One of the World's Largest Collections of Historic Military Technology   posted by Xeni Jardin BoingBoing June 2009

The art of living dangerously   by Annalee Newitz New Scientist July 2006 Issue 2560
Non-subscriber version here

dorkbot: Warehouse of Wild, Weird, and Wonderful Projects   by David Pescovitz   Make Magazine Premiere Issue 2005

dorkbot-sf is a spinoff of dorkbot-nyc which is
"a monthly meeting of artists (sound/image/movement/whatever), designers, engineers, students and other interested parties from the new york area who are involved in the creation of electronic art (in the broadest sense of the term.)"

the purpose of dorkbot is to

  • give artists/programmers/engineers an opportunity for informal peer review
  • establish a forum for the presentation of new art works/technology/software/hardware
  • help establish relationships and foster collaboration between people with various backgrounds and interests
  • give us all a chance to see the cool things that our neighbors are working on

If you would like to speak at a future dorkbotSF contact Karen Marcelo (dorkbotsf [@] dorkbot [.] org)

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