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[Dorkbot Chicago] Adventure Monday

Tue Mar 24, 2015 19:00 - Tue Mar 24, 2015

Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Hello Fellow Dorkboters!

We are in our second last Dorkbot of the 2014-2015 season before your tireless organizer Jen Chan has to do something about her expatriate visa status! (Our fantastic event hoster/co-organizer Josh will still be around, and is open to cool new media event ideas like these as usual)

Please gear up for our final Dorkbot in May--- WE ARE PLANNING ON A FREE-FOR-ALL, ROUND ROBIN TYPE EVENT where everyone talks about a piece of their work for 10 minutes in a circle. It’ll be like speed dating for new media artists!

PLEASE don’t be shy and email with your interest in participating, and what equipment you’re bringing. All skill levels welcome!

But as of this month, we are excited to present the brand new new media band Adventure Monday on Tuesday March 24 at 7pm at Catalyze Chicago (650 W. Lake St. Suite #2. Closest stop Clinton Green station)

Bored of seapunk? Hate jam bands? Need to bring a date or a new friend to something hip and new, but don't exactly want to talk?

Adventure Monday are new media artists/organizers/realtime-perfomers Paula Nacif, Kevin Carey and Christine Janokowicz.

Adventure Monday is an eclipsing phantasy, from AM to PM the pH level remains acidic, a dejavuic reverie that you take through an empty Rain Forest Cafe, a deserted thrift store in the middle of a dessert like the one you ate last night or the taco joint down the street. Shaped by post­campist approaches to exploration, they sync their devices to any geolocation they step on, constructing a meta narrative with all the bars, no matter their wifi signal.
‪#‎live‬ ‪#‎realtime‬ ‪#‎audiovisual‬ ‪#‎mashup‬ ‪#‎remix‬ ‪#‎lecture‬ ‪#‎graphics ‬‪#‎newmedia‬

Christine will talk about her explorations in programming visuals in Max/MSP/Jitter and her interest in the intersection and interchange of sound and visuals working together to create a synesthetic experience.

Kevin will talk about the transition of his focus in moving image to sound, the translation of sound as a visual medium, and the environments and spaces these mediums inhabit.

Paula will talk about instructions, misinterpretations, mistranslations and transcriptions: text as illustration, drawing as subtitle, speech as performance, and archive as reproduction.

>>Who is Adventure Monday?

Kevin Carey is a Chicago-based artist and musician. He makes musical-noises and noisical-musics for: the club (COLD TECH), the internet (NUMBERS.FM), and some spaces in between. His past collaborations include DITHER_DOOM and ƴPH∆R∆ØHɧ▲▲△⌡!îxXx. He's currently chilling with Adventure Monday and producing for vocalists around Chicago.

Paula Nacif was born on 19.9167° south of the Equator and 43.9333° west of the Prime Meridian (Cancer rising, ascendant). She was raised at 38.7139° north of the Equator and 9.1394° west of the Prime Meridian (presently fluent in three languages). Now, she is an artist and organizer (1-800-SPACE; g(URL)_FREAX) living in the mid(west)dle and working with digital media, performance and writing. Her work has been shown online and off. She has controlled crowds in Chicago, Illinois.

Christine Janokowicz [ @armpitrubber ] is a new media artist born & raised in Chicago IL. She exploded onto this speck in the Summer of ’92 & has been cyber tanning since Windows ’98. Her work, ranging from gifs to VHS video to bedazzled mannequins, has been shown online & nationally. #popstar #chlorine #chillvibes. In 2014 she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Part-time you can find her charming the masses & fixing shattered souls [ screens ] @ your local windy city flagship Apple store. #callme #beepme #ifyouwannareachme.

//What is Dorkbot?

Dorkbot is a multi-city series of free informal talks by people who do strange things with electricity. It started running in New York in 2008 and has since expanded to become an event with multiple chapters in different cities such as Berlin, Toronto, Istanbul and San Fran . Do you do fun things with technology? Want to give a talk, demo, or workshop to other people playing with tech?

Please email Jen Chan [jennifer7chan(at)gmail(dot)com] and Josh Billions [josh(at)catalyzechicago(dot)org].


Artist Profile: Hannah Black

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this interview makes me so happy


Dorkbot Chicago : Emily Haasch and Jon Chambers

Thu Jan 29, 2015 19:00 - Thu Jan 29, 2015

Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

//Greetings Dorkbotists!

Happy New Year! This month we have back-to-back talks by the genius web-based designer Emily Haasch, and a demo of a new interactive artwork from the multi-talented new media artist Jon Chambers. The talks will happen 7pm Thursday January 29 at Catalyze Chicago at 650 W. Lake Street, Suite 220. (Closest L station: Clinton Green)

Emily will be talking about how design can intercept or comment on capitalism through humor and general weirdness. Some of her influential projects and activities include Male Tears sweatshirt, Design Book Club, and this thing.

For his talk, Jon will briefly discuss his work while focusing on newer pieces from his recent show Everything Is Text. These works involve a character-driven, interactive element with a hyper-local wireless platform. Viewers submit messages for Morse-code interpretation and re-presentation as color and light. Chambers will set up this network at Dorkbot and audience members will be encouraged to type in and submit their haikus, non sequiturs, and mini-manifestos for an immersive visual environment. He will also go over the various tech elements that make this system run.


Emily Haasch is a designer, artist, and tiny human. She physically resides in Chicago, Illinois, USA, North America, Earth. Her thoughts digitally reside on Twitter. With roots in collage and object design, she enjoys cultivating a practice that is interdisciplinary in regard to both medium and purpose. Lately, Emily has been interested in the intersection of design and the systems it both supports and resists. By questioning these themes, she has slowly been initiating digital and IRL projects to make sense of what it means to be a designer in 2015.Emily graduated with a BFA from SAIC in 2013. By day, she is employed as a designer for a small game studio in Wicker Park.

Jon Chambers’ work focuses on the production of art through technological objects, software, and networked interfaces while aestheticizing experiences of saturation, obsessions, and contradictions. He uses a range of mediums and has shown work nationally and internationally. Chambers currently teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Upcoming Dorkbots include talks/demos/lectures by Yaloopop, Paula Nacif, and Bryan Cera!

//What is Dorkbot?

Dorkbot is a multi-city series of free informal talks by people who do strange things with electricity. It has been running since 2008. Do you do fun things with technology? Want to give a talk, demo, or workshop to other people playing with tech?

Please email Jen Chan [jennifer7chan(at)gmail(dot)com] and Josh Billions [josh(at)catalyzechicago(dot)org].


[Dorkbot Chicago] Artist Talk : Chris Collins

Wed Dec 10, 2014 19:00 - Wed Dec 10, 2014

Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Greetings Dorkbotists!

With tremendous excitement we are happy to have the multi-talented new media artist Chris Collins give a talk on his whole life’s work on the very month of his thirtieth birthday!

Collins is well known online for his humorous art games, videos, and participatory performative events. The talk will happen 7pm, Wednesday December 10 at Catalyze Chicago on 650 W. Lake Street, Suite 220.

In the new year we will have Jon Chambers (January), Yaloopop (February), Paula Nacif (March), and Bryan Cera (April)!

What is Dorkbot?

Dorkbot is a multi-city series of free informal talks by people who do strange things with electricity. It has been running since 2008.

Do you do fun things with technology? Want to give a talk, demo, or workshop to other people playing with tech?
Please email Jen Chan [jennifer7chan(at)gmail(dot)com] and Josh Billions [josh(at)catalyzechicago(dot)org].

Chris Collins1 is a prolific new media artist exploring the way relationships are mediated through technology. Emphasizing humor, collaboration, and banality, he creates absurd online platforms2, participatory performance events3, videos4, video games5, and all sorts of digital ephemera. He is also celebrating his 30th birthday this week. Oh, what these eyes have seen.

For Dorkbot December, Chris will present a self-curated “thirty year retrospective,” with some recent projects alongside some older, ultra #rare deep cuts. He will use this work as an opportunity to discuss the importance of collaboration, the personal archive, and engaging with an audience outside your filter bubble.

Chris has an undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his work has shown nationally and internationally, notably at the Museum of the Moving Image (New York), SFMOMA, MCA (Chicago), The Nerberger Museum of Art (Purchase, NY) and the Grimmuseum (Berlin)




Sat Nov 22, 2014 18:00 - Sat Nov 22, 2014

Chicago, Illinois
United States of America

Saturday, November 22, 2014
1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60622

CONSENSUSCON is a one-night satirical event of collaborative performances and screenings investigating language, writing, and communication within utopian, techno-optimistic networked culture.


To get an idea of what to expect from CONSENSUSCON
...imagine a reality
where Mark Zuckerberg went to artschool.


...Imagine a young Zuck going to noise shows in basements,
doing all sorts of weird drugs, and learning about Marxism
and Samuel Beckett and Baudrillard...


...Imagine him voting for Obama
(once enthusiastically, and once reluctantly–)
and marching with Occupy!

...Imagine if, instead of worshiping Steve Jobs and Ayn Rand,
Silicon Valley idolized Duchamp and Andy Kaufman.


Imagine if Facebook was just some large-scale dadaist performance, culminating in a simultaneous worldwide ALS ice bucket challenge!

In that reality, instead of TED talks,

CONSENSUSCON 2014 is a one-night event celebrating the launch of Consensus Online Writing Platform: a beautiful, game-changing cloud-based tool for realtime book collaboration.

This event is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this e-publishing revolution! Network with top industry professionals. Deepen your colleague relationships through team-building exercises!

Win exciting and exclusive prizes. Get very very drunk on some sort of weird punch, and then watch inspirational and thought-provoking talks, performances, and videos from some of the creative industry's top visionaries including:

- Amanda Lee Anderson
- Nick Briz
- Jennifer Chan
- Chris Collins
- Steve Kemple
- Isyemille Lara
- Chris Reeves
- Aaron Walker

...and more!

Seating will be limited and this event is sure to sell out fast,
so don't miss this opportunity to be a part of HISTORY!

$5 Suggested Donation

Business Casual attire required.

For more information, visit the CONSENSUSCON microsite.
(I worked really hard on it.)


iamchriscollins.comChris Collins
Artist, Organizer, Chief Visionary Officer
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” - Wayne Gretzky