[Lab] Lab Digest, Vol 4, Issue 9
darcy at siteware.com
Tue Jun 29 12:03:26 EDT 2010
So I take it, there is a meet-up tomorrow night?
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On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM, <lab-request at artengine.ca> wrote:
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> From: Andrew Plumb <andrew at plumb.org>
> Subject: [Lab] Won't be there this Wednesday
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> Hey Everyone,
> Just FYI, I won't be able to make it to this Wednesday's gathering. My
> brother's in town for a couple of days then back to China for another year+.
> "The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed" --
> William Gibson
> Me: http://clothbot.com/wiki/
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> Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 23:20:58 -0400
> From: Emily Daniels <emily.daniels at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Lab] Intro
> To: lab at artengine.ca
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> Hi Lab List,
> I thought I'd stop lurking about unawares on the list and say hello. I'm
> moving up to Ottawa in August from Boston and I'd love to hang out and help
> out with what's been started so far in terms of a space and community for
> art & tech hybrid projects.
> A bit about me:
> For 7 years I was a part of an educational company and directed the
> of a new school within the company for English language teaching in
> Cambridge, MA. We were pretty successful but I felt a big void in the lack
> of creativity in the job (my degree is in art-making).
> Shortly thereafter I joined a hackerspace in Somerville called Willoughby &
> Baltic and volunteered to curate the Dorkbot community, in which I became
> intensely involved. Dorkbot grew in size from 30 members to over 600 and it
> was through the group that I met my former business partners. My friends
> convinced me to quit my day job and start a company based on interactive
> design and art/tech projects.
> We founded DINO Interactive Studios and specialized in developing games and
> applications for the iPhone and iPad as well as interactive web
> We combined our efforts with a non-profit science and educational startup
> called Sprout and rented a space for our offices and tools that we also
> available for free to the public. We had a bit of success in making games
> for the kids edutainment market and organized weekend-long project hacking
> and making events in conjunction with the Dorkbot community. Ultimately I
> decided to part ways with DINO as it was increasingly difficult for me to
> work remotely while I spent time in Ottawa (my bf is here and I wanted to
> up here).
> Another fun project I'm involved in is the Awesome Foundation, which is a
> group of individuals giving micro-grants to fund innovative and atypical
> projects that usually get lost in the red tape of bureaucracy. Since it's
> inception over a year ago it's gone viral and others have established
> branches in NYC, Providence, San Francisco, London and now Ottawa with
> smart amazing people.
> My whole point to to this rambling story is that I'd like to pick up where
> I'm leaving off in Boston and help grow and support the hacker/maker
> community in Ottawa. I'm convinced that random interesting people will come
> out of the woodwork and want to take part in DIY open source projects and
> use Arduinos and Processing as I've seen it with my own eyes here! Also,
> looking for part time or full time work so if you know of any good
> opportunities please send my way.
> I'm findable on twitter @emdaniels and have a personal maker site at
> emilydaniels.com. Hopefully this can start a larger conversation and I can
> put my experience to good use when I'm up! I look forward to meeting you at
> the July 14th meeting or if you'd like to meet up before then I'll be in
> Ottawa from July 1st until the 21st!
> Emily Daniels | emilydaniels.com | @emdaniels | awesomefoundation.org
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> Subject: Re: [Lab] Intro
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> hello Mod lab list
> i am nichola, an artist, i live in ottawa, i am an artengine board
> i have been working on a small machine project that makes extensive
> use of 3d design and rapid prototyping
> i would love to join the group tomorrow and meet you all, show and
> tell a little
> offer some print ready files to play MakerBot
> would somebody tell me what file types the Makerbot likes?
> also what time do you meet?
> see you all tomorrow
> nfeldmankiss at gmail.com
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