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Native Seed Bomb Workshop on Sun, May 12

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May 012019
 

Native Seed Bomb Workshop is taking place at NYC Resistor on Sun, May 12. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Let’s make seed bombs using native plants appropriate to NYC’s urban landscape!

There’s a lot of pavement in our city. To support a healthy ecosystem, we need to make the most of anywhere that things can grow. Sometimes those places are out of reach, and seed bombs are are an efficient way to get helpful plants growing in ‘unused’ spaces like vacant lots, street dividers, and subway cuts.

We’ll consider New York’s unused growing areas, plants that can grow in them, and what the plants can do, such as supporting pollinators and remediating the soil.

Then we’ll each select seeds appropriate for our particular nefarious plans and make our own seedbombs!

It is Mother’s Day, so this workshop has multiple ways it coincide with the holiday: Celebrate Mother Earth! Honor your own Mom-ness! Bring your mom along! Memorialize a mom no longer with us! Avoid a mom from whom you’re estranged! Give seed bombs to a mom as a present!

Get your tickets on Eventbrite.

Sounds provided by oddjob at the 10th annual Interactive Show TONIGHT

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Apr 192019
 

At tonight’s Interactive show, sounds will be provided by oddjob.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Unnatural Biospheres at Tonight’s Interactive Show

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Apr 192019
 

Olivia Barr and Kari Love will debut their Unnatural Biosphere’s at tonight’s Interactive Show:

Unnatural Biospheres are visual contrasts held in double chamber glass vessels.  Each environment is expanding and paired based on reactive elements or growth patterns of crystals, plants and microorganisms. Bioluminescence, thermal stimulation, and conductivity are explored in these environments.

 
Glow vessel contains ZnS copper chloride-doped monoammonium phosphate crystals on the interior chamber while sheathed with bioluminescent protista on the exterior. And they both glow.
 
CuSO4 vessel activates copper sulfate in both chambers.  The interior deploys an electrochemical process to grow copper crystal and the exterior floats a plastic seed to cultivate blue vitriol.
 
Additional biospheres include Thermal Vessel, Popcorn Magic Vessel, Sweet Bait Vessel, and more.
 
The collection of vessels is inspired by enclosed ecosystems, artificial biospheres, and symbiosis.  Their reactions and relationships between “organisms” are contrived and never exist in the natural world.
 
We introduce the relationships, but the ongoing growth is uncontrolled.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Phoenix Perry’s Bot Party at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

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Apr 192019
 

Explore Phoenix Perry‘s Bot Party at tonight’s Interactive Show!

Bot Party in an interactive sound experience for humans. The bots have a problem. They have no way to communicate with their friends. Can you help? They need you to touch another human holding a bot. Through you the bots use the proprietary bot to skin to skin to bot communication protocol (BSSB) to send encoded secret messages to each other. Hold hands with other players to get the bot sound spectacular started!

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Katxanawa at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

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Apr 182019
 

Don’t miss Katxanawa at tonight’s Interactive Show:

The Huni Kuins are an ancient Amazonian ethnic group, based between Brazil and Peru. This video aims to honor the Huni Kuin culture and to help give visibility to a group who fights so much for its rights, but remains very vulnerable.
Katxanawa is a traditional Huni Kuin song that expresses a wish for abundance and luck to people.

Recognition of patterns is one of the most elementary activities of man. A forest created from patterns is a metaphor for humanity’s attempt to make visible the underlying logic of nature. Recent technological 3d simulations follow this same principle: from logical descriptions of the world, but mainly through the translation of our spatial perception in terms of a geometric complex, we can create the illusion of reality. Therefore, the artistic proposal that Same Putumi and Vanessa Rosa are developing tries to overcome the notion that indigenous cultures would be opposed to the understanding of the world according to new technologies. On the contrary, ancestral cultures still have much to offer in terms of systems of knowledge and experimentation.

A project by Same Putumi and Vanessa Rosa
Voice by Same Putumi
Video Editing by Julio Stotz
Music by Vinicius Braga

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Stella Belikiewicz’s Fragment Habitat at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

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Apr 182019
 

Check out Stella Belikiewicz‘s Fragment Habitat at Fridays Interactive Show:

These pieces are circular mosaics that combine traditional mosaic techniques and materials with specially designed laser cut elements. The series title, “Fragment Habitat,” refers to the basic shapes that form the composition of each piece, which are created by taking circular “snippets” from various diagrams, maps and technical drawings found on the internet. The resulting abstract composition then becomes the ideal habitat for the myriad tiny items that I work with, as well as the larger laser cut elements that surround them. The pieces are designed to be hung in any direction, and to have the look of mysterious maps to fictional lands.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Chris Fenton’s Mushroom Kingdom at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

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Apr 172019
 

You’re in for a treat! Play Mushroom Kingdom by Chris Fenton at Friday’s Interactive Show:

Use a small catapult to launch mushrooms into a hole (think skeeball). You’re prize for getting it in the hole? A free mushroom!

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Lilli Fisher’s You Always Relished Disaster at at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

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Apr 172019
 

At Friday’s Interactive Show, come see Lilli Fisher‘s painting You Always Relished Disaster.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!

Show Setup at Thursday’s Craft Night

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Apr 172019
 

Although we’re open for Craft Night as usual this week, we’ll be setting up for Friday’s Interactive Show. You’re welcome to come by, and even help out if you want! Full disclosure: we’ll be cleaning, tidying, hanging things from the ceiling, etc.

Sophi Kravitz’s KITTY at at the Interactive Show Friday 4/19

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Apr 172019
 

Catch Sophi Kravitz’s work KITTY in the air at Friday’s Interactive Show!

KITTY floats!

KITTY can be steered through hoops for points!

The concept is a 4 player indoor blimp obstacle course, and the story is one of sacrifice, shape changing, and revenge. The blimps are named Poppy, Shrinky, Donna, and LaFloaty. These blimps live on Proper Popper, a fictional planet, and are on a mission…   to stay alive as long as possible, to beat out the other blimps for points, and to not get popped. Purring is included for maximum extra.

Sophi is an art-engineer living and working in the Hudson Valley, NY. A common theme in her work is surreal play. KITTY will be playtested for the first time ever at SOLAR PUNK. More info on Hackaday.io.

The 10th Annual Interactive Show: SOLAR PUNK

NYC Resistor’s Interactive Show returns for its 10th 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 $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

This year’s theme is SOLAR PUNK. Just what is Solarpunk? It’s a genre, it’s a movement, it’s an imagining of a brighter, greener, future where both technology and society are more humane. Check out TVtropes and solarpunks.net for a more detailed dive into what Solarpunk could mean. More projects to be announced soon. Keep checking the Resistor Blog and follow us on Instagram for previews!

Grab your tickets now!