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dorkbot this Saturday, March 10 6PM - rsvp required!

David Nunez
dorkbot-austin smashes into 2007 with an incredible carnival of  
strange and disturbing nerds, geeks, and, of course DORKS.

Go to <http://dorkbotaustin.org> for full technicolor version of this  
announcement and to see Noel Waggener's poster design.

Sat. March 10, 6-8PM at Brush Square Park at 5th and Neches (map:  
http://tinyurl.com/ywuskp) - (best bet for free parking is at City  
Hall - 301 W. Second Street - it’s a short walk to the park)

An open mic and science fair mashup, Dorkbot gathers artists and  
hackers to do strange things with electricity.

This is a FREE SxSW Interactive event open to the public but RSVPs  
are required as space will be limited. Confirm your attendance at  
http://upcoming.org/event/154446/ or send RSVP to  
[hidden email] before Saturday, March 10, noon. If you  
forget… the password is dorkbot6

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Dorkbot-Austin is sponsored by MAKE Magazine, the International Game  
Developers Association-Austin and SXSW Interactive.
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* Phillip Torrone (Senior Editor - MAKE) and Limor Fried (former  
fellow at EYEBEAM R&D and mad genius behind adafruit industries) will  
talk about subversive technology.

* Paul Baker will mesmerize you with his video feedback projections

* John-Mike Reed (Bleep Labs) brings his trained thingamagoops

* The Geek Group has singing tesla coils. Enough said.

* John Funk reanimates old, discarded toys into wildly futuristic  
movie props.

* Music by Tree Wave and DJ Greg Most.

* Limited edition dorkbot6 posters designed by artist Noel Waggener  
from Subculture Press

* Dorks from dorkbots past return for their one and only reunion geek-
out: The Robot Group’s diabolical menagerie, Craig Newswanger’s  
homebuilt telescope, Jerry Chamkis and the terrifying kosmophone, The  
Electric Pickle, Marvin Niebuhr and his new percussionator, and Alan  
Watts with his dancing mikons.

* Open Dork! Come with your own project and get 30 seconds on the  
mike to tell the crowd about your demented electronic pursuits before  
being unceremoniously buzzed off the stage by 20,000 volts of raw  
power! Enormously raw POWER!

* After dorkbot, check out the dorkbot/barcamp mashup at 8:00 and the  
dorkbot/barcamp after-party featuring soulhat at 10:00 at Bourbon  
Rocks (6th & Neches).

Robots, geeks, music, high voltage and beer. Will it blend?

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Dorkbot-Austin is sponsored by MAKE Magazine, the International Game  
Developers Association-Austin and SXSW Interactive.
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Other upcoming events of dorkbot interest:

* Barcamp - March 9-10 @ Bourbon Rocks on 6th Street (http://
www.barcamp.org/barcampaustin)

* Futures of the Past: Steampunk Showcase March 12 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Scholz Garden (1607 San Jacinto) -- Experience the future as Jules  
Verne and H.G. Wells imagined it! We'll have vaudeville acts, live  
music by White Ghost Shivers, costumed characters, and our "Modern  
Marvels" showcase of Steampunk interactive artwork. Creative dress  
encouraged, but not required. Presented by EFF, EFF-Austin and Fish &  
Richardson.

* I Am Not Tartouffe (Yellow Tape Company production) - Opens March  
15th.  Bring a laptop to interact with the show (http://
www.yellowtape.org)

* Austin scriptworks Out of Ink Festival - Opens March 22. (http://
scriptworks.org)

* TRANSPARENT MIKE an evening of Seriously Strange Sounds (April 3,  
8PM -  Brentwood Tavern, 6701 Burnet Road, Austin) - Unique Audio  
Innovations and homebrew noisemakers in an open mike setting

* dorkbot7 - April 12 @ 7:00 Cafe Mundi

* Maker Faire - San Mateo - May 19/20 (http://www.makerfaire.com)

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.........dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity..........
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