Dorkbot Cardiff #16 • 12th March 2014

Dorkbot Cardiff #16 • 12th March 2014

“people doing strange things with electricity”

Dorkbot is a wide range of people adapting technology & science. Dorkbot Cardiff is the Cardiff branch hosted by Tommy’s bar Cardiff School of Art and Design

Dorkbot Cardiff #16, talkers;

Sunil Tagore – presenting ‘Open Source Digital Fabrication: 3D printing and applications in appropriate technology’

Ariana Jordão – presenting ‘Fermentation as transformative imagination’

Sean Olsen – presenting ‘Electronic Gamelan, a collaborative musical sculpture.’

Sunil Tagore

Open Source Digital Fabrication: 3D printing and applications in appropriate technology

Sunil Tagore has been working in renewable energy and low carbon technologies for the past 8 years; recently working with University of South Wales on micro-hydro power systems in Uganda. Whilst based at the Centre for Alternative Technology in 2011, Sunil was involved with researching and developingopen source digital fabrication tools and their application in low impact living.

http://blog.cat.org.uk/2011/06/08/open-source-digital-fabrication/

demo of 3D printer 8x speed

Ariana Jordão

Fermentation as transformative imagination

Can microorganisms teach us about sustainability? Living cultures are defined as symbiotic associations of yeasts and bacteria with health boosting properties that preserve and enhance flavours. Can they be a model for re-imagining collaborative and self-organizing creative systems and thus an inspiration for cultivating and sustaining human cultures? A show and tell presentation in anticipation of the social fermentation symposium (22nd March, M.A.D.E.).

http://livingcultures.wordpress.com

Sean Olsen

Electronic Gamelan, a collaborative musical sculpture.

Running two synthesizers a computer controlled guitar based instrument and a manually controlled analog tape player. It is designed to simplify music creation by easing control of timing and tone via microcontrollers, leaving the participants to freely improvise and experiment with sounds. Creativity and playfulness are explored confidently as participants play off each other’s input.

videos of installations – http://youtu.be/8aoGQPbtV-Q & http://youtu.be/B2hxkRh9znU

http://www.seanolsen.co.uk

Dorkbot Cardiff
http://www.dorkbot.org/dorkbotcardiff/
organised by Paul Granjon http://www.zprod.org/ and Peter Hathaway http://peterhathaway.co.uk/
filmed by Liam Taylor http://solidlight.co.uk

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