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Dorkbot Eindhoven #2

After a successful first Dorkbot, Dorkbot Eindhoven is back for the second Dorkbot Eindhoven night on Wednesday, June 8th, 20.00 at the Gaslab TU/eindhoven, the Netherlands.

http://dorkbot.org/dorkboteindhoven / dorkboteindhoven@dorkbot.org
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Around the globe there is a movement of small, autonomous functioning groups with a similar goal: offering artists/programmers/engineers/geeks 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. This movement is called Dorkbot and on April 6th it started up in Eindhoven and on June 8th it continues.

For more information on Dorkbots that might be happening near you visit the Dorkbot site, http://dorkbot.org/.


*** Michiel van Overbeek
Michiel van Overbeek is a trained scientist, having studied at the TU/delft. He has always been interested in the relationship between art, science and technology, and since 2004 he has been working at his own studio in Dordrecht on a project about time movement. The project is based on the Paso’s of Spain and South America during the week before Easter, the Semana Santa. This is the walk in which several men carry a big statue of the Virgin Mary through the streets of the city. Michiel will be presentings his own project studying the ‘Paso carriers’ with the goal of building a (real-size) Paso that can be carried through the streets independently by 4 robots (Xavier, Pepe, Juan and Carlos) that have adopted the same motion as the human Paso-carriers.

*** Egbert Teeselink / http://www.demoscene.info/ / http://www.mattcurrent.org
Egbert Teeselink was born in 1983. He is currently studying computer science at the TU/e and has been involved in the Dutch as well as international demo scene since the ‘90s. He will be presenting an overview of the international as well as Dutch demo scenes and showing some of his own works as well as those of others.

*** MAD / http://mad.dse.nl/
MAD emergent art center is a laboratory, platform and provider at the intersection of art, science and technology interested in issues of transparency of technology and an active collaboration between the art and technology fields. Rene Pare of MAD will be giving an overview of the center, which will be followed by the presentations of two collaborative netart projects. Lutsen Stellingwerff is an Eindhoven based web and graphic designer with his own one-man design agency Biep en Lu and will be presenting ColorStalker. Peter Heijens, also based in Eindhoven, is an interdisciplinary artist focusing on visual as well as audio work and will be presenting the piece BabylonMachine.

*** Roel Vliegen / MagnaView
Roel Vliegen is a computer science student at the TU/e. He is finishing his master degree in the Visualization section of Jack van Wijk. Together with the TU/e and Erik-Jan van der Linden he started MagnaView. Their mission: visualize anything. Databases, hard-disks, even phone calls in a student house.... and: who calls who??

*Dorkbot Eindhoven is an initiative of Art & Technology Festival STRP in collaboration with Studium Generale (TU/e). Dorkbot Eindhoven is supported by Stichting City Dynamiek Eindhoven & Gemeente Eindhoven.

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DORKBOTeindhoven #2: Michiel van Overbeek, Egbert Teeselink, MAD / Rene Pare / Lutsen Stellingwerf f/ Peter Heijens & Roel Vliegen
WEDNESDAY, 8 JUNE @ 20:00 (doors open)/20:30 (presentations begin)
GASLAB, TU/eindhoven, Netherlands (for map: http://www.tue.nl/tue-algemeen/index_route.htm or email dorkboteindhoven@dorkbot.org for directions)
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