Holiday Hackshop 08
Sat., Dec. 13, 1PM – workshops | 6PM: Holiday party (think spiked eggnog, cider and holiday treats!)
540 W. 21st St.

Cost: Free. Calling all makers, residents, fellows, and friends …

If you haven’t yet experienced everyone’s favorite holiday gift-making event, here’s the scoop: For one day and one day only, Eyebeam becomes an all-ages, multi-workshop electronic craft-making fair, with entertainment, decorations and plenty of holiday spirit.

The majority of the workshops are artist-led, free (save for minimal material costs), and you’ll leave with gifts that will far surpass lopsided clay mugs of years past … All in all: A fun, thrifty, edutainment alternative to the trance-and occasionally rage-inducing department-store crawl.
Workshops:
Extreme Weather Snowglobes made of recycled materials

Led by resident Andrea Polli and collaborators Heidi Neilsen and Chuck Varga.

Bright Bike!

Led by senior Fellow Michael Mandiberg

Just in time for the holidays: an opportunity to wrap up your bike with retro-reflective material to make biking NYC far safer. You must bring your own bike to participate!

Frankenstein your iPod!

Led by resident Hans-Christoph Steiner and Chris “the Widget” DiMauro

Turn you iPod into something you never imagined possible. We'll have a stash of old iPods on-hand for harvesting parts, but those interested are advised to bring their trusty iPods with the battery, software or hardware failures.

Bend it, Shake it Workshop

Led by resident Christina Kral with collaborators Jamie O'Shea, Drayton Hiers and Dan Ribaudo

In this two-part workshop we invite you to hack and bend discarded plastic, battery-run toys to turn them into a potpourri of instruments. As the "Petit Finale", we'll be play a score with the hacked instruments inside the Video Womb, a video installation/experience by Christina Kral, Drayton Hiers and Dan Ribaudo.

Want to see what we mean? Bend it, Shake it: vimeo.com/2480075. Video Womb: vimeo.com/2477876.

Demonstration: A Reenactment of The Battle of the Pyramids

Led by resident Adrianne Wortzel

Wortzel and her team of interns and volunteers will hack 30+ “Talking Elmo” toys to allow them to move in unison. The team will be hacking away—assembly-line style, but on-hand to discuss the project and answer any questions.
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