Dorkbot SoCal 49
***** Sundary, April 22, 2012
***** ATX Stage (near ATX Kitchen)
***** Atwater Crossing
***** 3245 Casitas Ave
***** Los Angeles, CA 90039
Dorkbot SoCal is the southern California chapter of the technological arts group, Dorkbot. Meetings includes presentations by three different technological artists.
Jay Yan is an artist from Los Angeles focusing mostly on interactive projections in relations to architectural form. He did his studies at UCLA's Design|Media Art and his work has been shown all over the world from Den Haag to Sao Paulo. He will talk about his current and past works involving interactive projections and projection art in relations to architecture.
Electronic artist and fabricator Rob Ray has spent the last nine years integrating and maintaining alternative energy technologies for electronic artworks in the extreme climate of the militarized salt flats of Wendover, Utah. His projects have included the circuitry and power generation of a radio tower designed and built by Deborah Stratman, a push-button system for film projection and viewing, and interpretive audio kiosks for the Center for Land Use Interpretation, in addition to his own artworks. Rob will present his experiences and research from these projects. Rob will also explore the technical, fiscal, and creative implications of alternative energy technologies on sound, video, and interactive artworks.
Chris Reilly is a Los Angeles-based artist, writer, hacker and teacher. He received his BFA with a focus on New Media from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. Chris is currently employed as a mobile game developer at 3CD, an author at Lynda.com and a teaching and research assistant at UCLA's Design| Media Art department. Since 2003, Chris has shown work in several solo and group art exhibitions in the US and Europe; he works with modded video games, virtual/augmented reality, scripting/programming and kinetic sculpture. Chris wears many hats professionally: mobile game developer; web programmer; digital fabrication specialist; small business owner; open-source hardware/ software developer. He is the co-creator of the DIYLILCNC project, a free and open-source set of plans for an inexpensive, fully functional 3-axis CNC mill that can be built by an individual with basic shop skills and tool access.