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The internet DOES know everything! or, I spend too much time on Facebook.

Imagine that! I posted potentially too much information on the internet and He read it. Not only do people read this blog, He reads this blog.

˙˙˙sıɥʇ ǝʞıl sʇsod ʎɯ llɐ ƃuıʇıɹʍ ʇɹɐʇs oʇ pǝǝu ı ǝqʎɐɯ

This must totally be how Miss New Jersey felt when those hackers took her thong photos from her Facebook account to blackmail her.

No, in fact it’s not that dire at all. Let we expand and explain:

The ultimate dating compatibility test that I can think of is whether or not he can handle performance art. If you want to figure out someone’s character, just say “We’re going to go watch someone beat their chest with clay and cover themselves with red wine so when they crawl over glass you can’t tell if it’s blood or wine, and I think it’s going to be awesome.” He’ll try to react the way you want him to react but you’ll know how he feels. Trust me.

Arti Grabowski (still from previously performed work)

Arti Grabowski (still from previously performed work)

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Pro Surfers

Art Fag City linked to this article by Marisa Olson a couple days ago. The article, and the continuing discussion on AFC, are really interesting.
Anybody want to start an IA surf club?

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Long Lectures

Lecture series rule- and Toronto has some great thought provoking lecture series such as Dorkbot, Kodak lecture series, and Trampoline Hall. However thanks to the marvels of “the internet”, we can also enjoy media recordings of some of the greatest lectures around the world.  I am particularly a fan of The Long Now Foundation, and the mp3s of their forward thinking lecture series which focus on issues in art, ecology, evolution and time.  Check ‘em out.

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    • Events on April 16, 2014
      • Open Studio
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: April 16, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Location: 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto ON
        Description: Hang out with some like-minded artists, technicians, and nerds. Bring projects and share them, or get help with problems.
    • Events on April 17, 2014
      • Motors
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: April 17, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Description: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/motors-workshop-tickets-11025454431

        In the first of two motor workshops, we'll deal with simple motors that don't require complicated circuits to control them: DC motors and AC motors. We'll start by explaining how motors work, how to select the right kind of motor to do the job, and finally, how to mechanically connect the motor to whatever it is you want to move.
        Then we'll get our hands dirty, trying out some different motors and mechanical components like gears, cams and couplings.

        BONUS: COMES WITH EXCITING MOTOR FUNPACK!
        This workshop costs more than our regular offerings because we give you some awesome and useful stuff to take home with you. Your registration fee includes the cost of:
        A DC Hobby Motor
        A Gearbox kit for added torque
        A selection of pulleys and shafts
        A selection of SPDT microswitches
        Batteries included!

        About the instructor:

        Bill Gentles has worked for the past 30 years as a Biomedical Engineer. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has recently been shifting careers as he has discovered that what he really wanted to be when he grew up was an artist. He previously presented the motors workshop at Interaccess in 2011.

        Refund and Cancellation Policy:

        Refund requests are granted if received 10 business days or more prior to the workshop date. Exceptions to this policy will be clearly stated.
    • Events on April 23, 2014
      • Open Studio
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: April 23, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Location: 9 Ossington Ave, Toronto ON
        Description: Hang out with some like-minded artists, technicians, and nerds. Bring projects and share them, or get help with problems.
    • Events on April 24, 2014
      • Motors
        Starts: 7:00 pm
        Ends: April 24, 2014 - 10:00 pm
        Description: Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stepper-motors-workshop-tickets-11025869673

        In this, the second of two workshops based on different types of motors, we'll work with stepper motors. Steppers are powerful motors that provide precision control over the rotation speed or exact position of the motor shaft; they also require electronic circuits or microcontrollers to operate them. We'll talk about how to choose the right stepper motor for the job. We'll build a control circuit based on a 555 timer and a special power driver, connect our motor and start playing. We'll also discuss how to use the Arduino microcontroller to control speed and direction of DC motors, servomotors and stepper motors and look at some alternative Arduino-compatible motor controller boards.

        BONUS: COMES WITH EXCITING MOTOR FUNPACK!
        This workshop costs more than our regular offerings because we give you some awesome and useful stuff to take home with you. Your registration fee includes the cost of:
        A stepper motor
        A stepper motor driver circuit, breadboard-ready
        Assorted electronic breadboard components

        About the Instructor:
        Bill Gentles has worked for the past 30 years as a Biomedical Engineer. He has a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has recently been shifting careers as he has discovered that what he really wanted to be when he grew up was an artist. He previously presented the motors workshop at Interaccess in 2013.

        Refund and Cancellation Policy:

        Refund requests are granted if received 10 business days or more prior to the workshop date. Exceptions to this policy will be clearly stated.
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