Protopia Futures: Visions Beyond Dystopia/Utopia Binary (pay-what-you-wish/online)

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Sep 132022
 

(Image a @mariomimoso x @protopiafutures collaboration)

Glimpses into creating radically hopeful futures, and opening up conversations and explorations about getting there.

RSVP to join us online Sun, Sep 25, 2022, 1:00 PM EDT

Part of our monthly speaker series NYC Resistor: Live Circuit!

Science Fiction wields powerful influence over real-world scientific/technological research, socio-political development, and the way we imagine, design, build and live in our cities. While future fictions can open our imagination about future possibilities, too often they actually limit our understanding of most prescient issues, and reduce our sense of agency. In this talk, Monika Bielskyte will explore new horizons of inclusive, contextual & participatory storyworld designs she’s been working towards with @protopiafutures collaborative research & creation platform, as an antidote to neocolonial, harmful future stereotypes, and its binary visions of Dystopia vs Utopia.

As a futures researcher, Monika Bielskyte has been on a decade-long nomadic journey engaging with future emergence in 90+ countries. As a futurist, Monika consults at the future intersection of technology, culture & politics. As a world designer, she explores the bleeding edges of Science Fiction universes, having been commissioned by major film productions and studios.

Monika is currently developing @protopiafutures, a platform for research & creative collaborations challenging & offering alternatives to dystopian/utopian stereotypes. Protopia prototypes visions of radically hopeful & inclusive futures shaped by the urgent need for expanded futures literacy, & to combat the rise of disinformation in the coming age of the increasingly immersive media.

This event will be online via Zoom, and tickets will be Pay-What-You-Wish.

The suggested price for this talk is $15. Refunds up to 24 hours before the event. Event page with Zoom link will become available 1 hour before the event begins. Recording will be available to ticket holders for a minimum of 30 days after the event.

As with all NYC Resistor events, this one is governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct can be found at www.nycresistor.com/participate/.

Jonathan Sims’ Video Fortune Teller at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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Jun 082022
 

Discover Jonathan Sims‘ Video Fortune Teller at the Interactive show Friday June 10!

The Video Fortune Teller is a computer-programmed version of a cleromantic divination system developed by the artist known as The Elements or The Eighty-One Skies. The system generates archetypes and themes using coin tosses, dice, and now, a random number function in p5.js. Both the analog and digital versions will be on view for participants to learn and use.

The 12th Annual Interactive Show: Cursed Technology Shop
NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 12th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Cursed Technology Shop. Our bots have been cooped up too long, it’s time to let their chaos reign. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

GRNCH’s Pyramid of the Damned at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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Jun 082022
 

Come see GRNCH‘s new interactive Pyramid of the Damned at the Interactive Show June 10!


The 12th Annual Interactive Show: Cursed Technology Shop
NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 12th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Cursed Technology Shop. Our bots have been cooped up too long, it’s time to let their chaos reign. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Adelle Lin and Matt Pinner’s Sprite Beings at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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Jun 072022
 

Come see Adelle Lin and Matt Pinner‘s new interactive art piece Sprite Beings at the Interactive Show June 10:

Ceramic containers are dipped, glazed, and fired, imprinting process and texture onto their surface. Custom software is coded for each sprite being, responding to their formal properties and titles, to create internal lights that shift in color and tone. When the sprites are placed next to each other, behavior emerges whereby they seemingly interact and synchronize with one another, shifting hues as if conversing, as they illuminate the internal ceramic body. These sprite beings invoke the feelings the artists have of grappling with external events, where one has to dig deep to find hope and inspiration. Each piece transcends the boundary of art and nature, organic versus man-made.

The 12th Annual Interactive Show: Cursed Technology Shop
NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 12th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Cursed Technology Shop. Our bots have been cooped up too long, it’s time to let their chaos reign. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Xinyue Wu’s Fireflies at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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May 262022
 


Come see Xinyue Wu‘s new interactive art piece Firefly at the Interactive Show June 10:

Use your breath to wake up the sleeping fireflies, let them flicker with your breathing rate, help you pick up that little subtle beauty, and re-focus and enjoy the moment.

The 12th Annual Interactive Show: Cursed Technology Shop
NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 12th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Cursed Technology Shop. Our bots have been cooped up too long, it’s time to let their chaos reign. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Becky Stern’s Hot Dog Robot at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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May 252022
 

Discover the NYC hot dog cart experience, in miniature, at this year’s Interactive Show on June 10 2022!

Becky Stern’s hot dog robot makes its IRL debut after taking the internet by storm last Christmas.

The 12th Annual Interactive Show: Cursed Technology Shop
NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 12th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Cursed Technology Shop. Our bots have been cooped up too long, it’s time to let their chaos reign. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Scrapeboard at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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May 242022
 

You’ll have a chance to play the game Scrapeboard and meet creators Frank DeMarco and Blake Andrews at this year’s Interactive show on June 10!

Scrapeboard is an original game with a custom skateboard deck controller. The game is similar to Dance Dance Revolution, but instead of using your feet, you use the skateboard deck to make your moves on a custom pad. The connection is made with metal on the bottom of the skatedeck connecting to metal on the pad.

The 12th Annual Interactive Show: Cursed Technology Shop
NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 12th iteration. Our annual party and fundraiser invites hackers from around the region to show off their cool interactive projects with free beats and beers provided. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is Cursed Technology Shop. Our bots have been cooped up too long, it’s time to let their chaos reign. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!