Dorkbot PDX 0x04

By: breedx

2009-06-28 23:51:20

Dorkbot PDX brings you the next installation of its lecture series. As always, the event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring snacks and beverages to share. Please spread the word!
We are extremely honored to have two distinguished artists from New York visiting Portland and sharing their work with DorkbotPDX. Please help us welcome these amazing and inspiring dorks from across the way!

Michael Mandiberg

"FAIL, WIN!, FTW? Three Creative Commons Case Studies" Michael Mandiberg is known for selling all of his possessions online on Shop Mandiberg, making perfect copies of copies on, and creating Firefox plugins that highlight the real environmental costs of a global economy on . His current projects include the co-authored groundbreaking Creative Commons licensed textbook Digital Foundations: an Intro to Media Design that teaches Bauhaus visual principles through design software,, a car direction site that incorporates the financial and carbon cost of driving, and Bright Bike, a retro-reflective bicycle praised as “obnoxiously bright.” He is a Senior Fellow at Eyebeam, and an Assistant Professor at the College of Staten Island/CUNY. He lives in, and rides his bicycle around, Brooklyn. His work lives at

Open Dork

Your project, your dime! OpenDork provides a flexible forum for people doing strange things with electricity to show off their work in a quick, formal, but relaxed setting. It's up to YOU! Do a quick demo, brag, ask for help, show off your stuff. OpenDork talks/demos are short (generally 5-10 minutes) and may have slides, or hardware, or both, or neither. Get interactive!

Marisa Olson

"Performed Listening" Marisa Olson's work combines performance, video, net art, sound, drawing, and installation to address the cultural history of technology, the politics of participation within pop culture, and the aesthetics of failure. Her work has recently been presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou-Paris, New Museum of Contemporary Art, 52nd International Biennale di Venezia, the British Film Institute, the Sundance Film Festival, and elsewhere. She's a Contributing Editor at Rhizome and Assistant Professor of New Media at SUNY-Purchase. This event is hosted by About Us and partially sponsored by Tempus Dictum, inc.
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