Lets try this out and see how it goes. I’m gonna post a bunch of news just to catch up on whats been happening recently.
I don’t really know this Idolator.com website, but they seem to know about Circuit Bending festival called Bent Fest and also prefer it to “person’s face glowing in the screen of a laptop“. This year NYC, Minneapolis, and LA will provide the backdrops for a craze thats sweeping the nation.
Circuit Bending Workshop is happening on April 15th, 2008 in Boston Area as part of the local Dorkbot. Hosted by Jimmi P Rogers who built this pretty awesome looping guitar and posted a schematic interfacing with a RadioShack recording module which uses a transistor control the record function only when a sound is made.
April 8 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
April 9 – Detroit, MI @ Lager House
April 10 – Detroit, MI @ The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit
April 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Tower 2012
April 12 – Amherst, NH @ Prescott Tavern
April 13 – Danbury, CT @ Larry’s
April 14 – Providence, RI @ AS220
April 15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
April 17 – New York, NY @ The Annex
April 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge
April 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Mitten
April 21 – Baltimore, MD @ Lo Fi Social Club
April 22 – Washington D.C. @ The Red and the Black
April 23 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
April 29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
May 1 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Gypsy Hut
May 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Hideout
May 3 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Art Bar
( Photo of FoodTeam By Julie Cisler taken at the LoFi Fest 2007 ) a great gallery of her work from that event is located here.
If you are in Zurich, Switzerland on April 16th-18th please check out this interesting 8-Bit SID Emulator workshop. Apparently an Amtel Microcontroller can be programmed to sound kind of like a SID chip, because well SIDs are hard to find anymore, and fit onto an Arduino Shield making it a SIDuino. Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about the workshop.