No, it’s not a mechanical rampage of social awkwardness – it’s a conference and a cool sounding one at that – a grassroots meeting where artists, engineers, scientists, DIY enthusiasts (and you!) interact under the broad delineation of “people doing strange things with electricity.”
The movement, started by Douglas Repetto at the awesome-sounding Columbia University Computer Music Center in 2000, has subsequently spread to over 85 cities that hold the meeting at around same time. Previous offerings include brain labeling software, kinetic photography, and “implantable electronic-brain machines” that make animals smarter (!).
In Shanghai’s first dorkbot, speakers include Videotage creator Isaac Leung (chatting about technosexual bodies), and Thomas Charvériat, director of island6Lab, who will talk about the development of an artist-driven technological platform.
Sound like your thing? Make your way to Dingxi Road this Sunday. We’re pretty sure it’ll be geektastic.
dorkbot Shanghai, Sunday, December 13, 2pm
4C， Bld 4 IIInShanghai Hub， No.727 Dingxi Road， Changning District