Dorkbot SoCal 50
Dorkbot SoCal 50

***** Sunday, December 16, 2012
***** 1:00pm-3:00pm
***** Machine Project
***** 1200 D North Alvarado Street
***** Los Angeles, CA 90026

Presenters include...

LA Makerspace
The Los Angeles Makerspace is a non-profit community space for makers of all ages to work on projects and take classes in software, hardware, electronics, robotics, art, filmmaking, bio-tech, eco-tech, wearable-tech and more!

MAG Lab is a nonprofit hackerspace in the Pomona, California area. We are a community of technically minded people who love to learn, create and collaborate on making cool things. We want to connect interested members of the local community with equipment and knowledge that they otherwise might not be able to access. No matter what your current skill set or knowledge level, as long as you like to play with technology, there is a place for you here.

Michael Kontopoulos
Michael Kontopoulos is an artist-inventor interested in constructing mechanical systems and tools for exploring the poetics of everyday, eccentric human behaviors.His work draws from strategies in speculative fiction in order to investigate the circumstances und er which people might build custom devices to suite their nuanced needs or respond to various societal failings. By constructing electromechanical artifacts and exploring them through video, he tells the story of those people, and the world they inhabit.
Born in Philadelphia, Michael has lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles and has exhibited his work at various galleries, festivals and conferences in the US, Asia and Europe.

Joy Padiyar
An overview of Holography is given with reference to its origins, techniques and methods. The various technical applications of holography and its usage are covered in widely differing areas such as security, the internet, industrial optics and imaging systems. The use of holography as an artists' medium is shown, along with specific examples of holographic artwork.
Joy has previously worked for American Bank Note Holographics in the laser lab, where she produced several well-known images such as the MasterCard hologram, and security holograms for Intel and USPS. After meeting Dinesh Padiyar - a fellow holographer and scientist, they both moved to San Diego and established their own company, Triple Take Holographics, featuring both high-tech applications and commercial uses of holograms.

Aaron Rasmussen
Aaron was visited in his dorm by the military after building his first robot in college. Since then, he has launched the Kickstarted projects BlindSide, an audio-only survival/horror adventure game, and Mr. Ghost an iPhone electromagnetic field (EMF) detector.
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