Take on the Machine – Hackerspace Video Series

The idea of a hackerspace is pretty new to a lot of people so as part of an effort to get heads thinking about what 091Labs is and what it can be, we will be posting occasional items of interest to show what cool stuff people are making out there and how much fun there is to be had in being a part of a hackerspace.

‘Take on the Machine’ is like reality tv for hackerspaces. 5 spaces in the US are given $3000 and 3 weeks with a challenge to take an everyday item to repurpose it into something fun with a movie theme. The series is hosted by Mitch Altman of the Noisebridge hackerpace in San Francisco. NYC Resistor are first up in week 1 of the challenge. They re-purpose a slot machine to make cocktails under the theme of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. NYC Resistor also have a nice time lapse video of their progress on their web site http://www.nycresistor.com/2010/10/13/21-day-hack-in-time-lapse/

Take On The Machine/NYC Resistor Part I | Take On The Machine/NYC Resistor Part II

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Event added for hackerspace week: Short film screening & Movie Night

This Sunday @ 7pm we will be showing a few short films by local artists, followed by a screening of the first episode of Pioneer One.

We haven’t finalised a list, but it looks as though we’ll have 5 or 6 short films averaging 2 to 3 minutes in length. If you have a late submission get in touch using the contact form.

Pioneer One is a crowd-sourced low-budget production by Josh Bernhard and Bracey Smith. The funds for the project were raised through Kickstarter.

Irish Hackerspaces Week

The first annual Irish Hackerspaces Week runs from August 14th – 22nd. It is an opportunity for hackerspaces across the island to showcase innovative projects within their local communities from the fields of Arts, Science and Technology. If you are in Dublin over that week then checkout the TOG timetable of events. Events for Belfast, Cork and Limerick are also in the planning stages. 091 Labs are delighted to announce the following timetable of events. More details on each are available on our events page.

Update: Household Hacking event added. See events page for more details. Social night will be 6.30pm instead of 7pm as usual

Sunday, August 15
6:00pm: Photography! (Mark Grealish)
7:00pm: Short films screening

Monday, August 16
6:00pm  Web development : eroku/cloud computing, sinatra & ruby (Richard Conroy)
7:00pm  Introduction to Linux (Matthew Kolder)

Tuesday, August 17
6:30pm Social Night
8:00pm Household hacking : Consumer goods with computer ports (Joe Desbonnet)

Wednesday, August 18
7:00pm PC Building Workshop (Matthew Kolder)

Thursday, August 19
7:00pm Building an Asterisk PBX (Gerry Kavanagh)

Friday, August 20
11:00am Repurposing an ATX power supply as a bench supply. (Gerry Kavanagh)
6:30pm  Open Licencing, Peer Production and Social Change (Kevin Flanagan)
8:00pm  Synchronous Hackerspace Quiz

Saturday, August 21
1:00pm  Jogo: An explorative design for free play (Emma Creighton)
2:30pm  Robots.ie : Solar powered robots and Make Night (David McKeown)
4:00pm  Art After Noon
7:00pm  Poetry Smackdown

Sunday, August 22
12:00pm PC/Laptop fixing day (Fundraiser)

This weekend at 091 labs

We know that we have been somewhat neglecting the site lately. Just to let you know that we have been working on a more up-to-date version which will be going live soon (tonight or tomorrow), and you can check out all the events we have planned this month then. Thanks to Paul Killoran from Starlight Solutions for offering us hosting.

Our events page is now showing what’s planned for the month: http://091labs.com/eventsworkshops .

091 Labs Movie Night

We’ll be kicking off a weekly 091 Labs Movie Night with a screening of Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season, a documentary about the GRL, an art group dedicated to integrating and enhancing graffiti and street art with experimental open-source technologies:

“From their origins in the trash room of a non-profit in Manhattan to their emergence as the instigators of an international art movement, Graffiti Research Lab: The Complete First Season documents the adventures of an architect and an engineer who quit their day jobs to develop high-tech tools for the art underground. The film follows the GRL and their network of graffiti artist collaborators (and commercial imitators) across four continents as they write on skyscrapers with lasers, mock advertisers with homemade tools, get in trouble with The Department of Homeland Security and make activism fun again. Primarily using video footage from point-and-shoot digital cameras (“The Pocket School”?) and found-content on the web, the movie’s visual style draws as much from the art of the power point presentation and viral media as conventional documentary cinema. Narrated by GRL co-founders, Roth and Powderly, The Complete First Season makes a humorous and insightful argument for free speech in public, open source in pop culture, the hacker spirit in graffiti and not asking for permission in general. The film was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.”

When:
Sunday July 11th, 7pm

Where:
091 Labs, Ground Floor Unit, Exchange House, Fairgreen Road, Galway