Dorkbot40:  The Future's So Bright

Dorkbot40: The Future's So Bright

Mon, January 28, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

North Door Main Stage

Austin, TX


This event is all ages

It’s going to be a busy year preparing for the singularity. Face the future with your Dorkbot friends and some lovely libations. • Clay Shortall & Chris Chang – Shadow Puppet – Kinect motion sensors, processing, and Arduino code power an interactive screen of spinning circular panels. • Eric Jacobs – SARGE, the Slightly Anachronistic Retro Gaming Environment – a homemade development game console that brings NES and Famicom classics back to life with a modern twist. • Matt Steinke – Octant – a mechanical band. • Brent Dixon – on solving global challenges with play Also, information about upcoming SXSW activities for Makers and Professor Conrad will have his Rockin' Raven keyboard playing contraption on hand. Doors at 7, talks at 7:30. Open dork to follow till they run out of beer or they kick us out. Whichever comes first. Dorkbot is — as always — a free event. Open to all ages.

If silent disco dance floors with touch sensitive 3D cubes, live projections, chiptunes, synths, and audio-visual interfaces designed with plenty of dials and knobs are your thing... you're gonna need a change of pants for this month's show.


Clay Lilliard - is one of the four founding members of COLLABnART (, and is here to make you "fall in love with the process" of making and showcasing killer art. COLLABnART has put together numerous events featuring interactive installations, screenprinting, live mural painting, live sculpting, video art projection, acro yoga and glass blowing, to name a few.

Mike Behrman of TXchip - the sound tsunami AKA DJ battle champion "The Mysterious H" has returned to Austin and is here to geek out about interfacing old sound chips, making hybrid synths, and homebrewing hardware and software instruments for your ears' delight. Check out other TXchip artists and events at:

Mickey Delp - the chief inventor behind Delptronics talks to us about his interface design showcased at Fantastic Arcade. Delp's customized surface for the arcade version of the video game Panoramical was the buzz of this year's event. The Alamo Drafthouse described the experience as "creating instant compositions of audio and form, mountains rising and boiling away, clouds making way for stars and black rain."

We'll also be giving away a 1-year subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud app of your choice. Must be present to win!


Dorkbot48: Count Chipula Attacks!
Wednesday, October 16th
The North Door - 502 Brushy St., Austin, Texas 78702
(Parking is free and readily available in the lot across the street.)

Doors at 7, talks at 7:30

Dorkbot is -- as always -- a FREE and all ages event.
Venue Information:
North Door Main Stage
502 Brushy St.
Austin, TX, 78702