[TheWorld] DorkBot: "People doing strange things with electricity"
"People doing strange things with electricity" is the motto of Dorkbot. This groupd of people (localized all over the world) organize meetings where everybody can present electronic art projects. According to the New Yorker:
Dorkbot was founded by a young man named Douglas Repetto, who teaches computer music at Columbia. The idea of dorkbot was to reach people who had nowhere to talk about these projects, Repetto says. Some might appear in a gallery, perhaps, but many are too odd, or theyre unfinished, or its not even clear what they are. Dorkbot presentations typically feature novel ways of using electrical devices, especially uses that dont require much money. Dorkbot is about what you can do on the cheap in a back room somewhere, he says.