Thursday, December 13, 2012

Nerd Nite 12, Biblio-Mat, and ARTiculate Open Mic

Nerd Nite 12
Nerd Nite 12 was a huge success.  One intriguing talk was Spit-Shining the Rust Belt: Transforming a Region from Smokestacks to Tech Startups. Steph Kozach talked about  beer and 3-D printing, but also about "Ruin Porn" (as in photos that capture the beauty of the decaying urban world). 

Ruin Porn Image Search from Smart Planet

Ruin Porn from Smart Planet

Read the re-cap for all three Nerd Nite 12 talks from our friends at Larryville Chronicles here:
We often can't decide which book to read next.  So, we love the idea of a BIBLO-Mat, which is a random book dispenser created by Craig Small. 
See the short film about it here:

Here is the description from the website: When a customer puts coins into it, the Biblio-Mat dramatically whirrs and vibrates as the machine is set in motion. The ring of an old telephone bell enhances the thrill when the customer’s mystery book is delivered with a satisfying clunk into the receptacle below.

Spoken Word Open Mic

There will be an Open Mic for spoken word tonight at the Lost Art Space and will include our buddies Jason Ryberg and Mark Hennessey.  The event is free.

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