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Friendly Intro to the Command Line for Beginners 10/22

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Oct 142022
 

Learn to use the command line to control computers from desktops to microcomputers to the cloud in this no-experience-necessary intro class!

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Friendly Intro to the Command Line for Beginners

Would you like to learn how to control a wide variety of computers, from your own laptop to tiny computers like the Raspberry Pi to huge deployments in the cloud? Are you interested in analyzing large volumes of text data, like corpus analysis in the digital humanities, or automating computing pipelines in the natural and social sciences, all with a tool that costs nothing and you probably already have? The command line is an indispensable tool for everyone who wants to learn how to do creative, powerful computing, from digital artists to citizen scientists to at-home hardware hackers.

This class is intended for people with no command line experience – we will start from the very beginning, and take a guided, hands on tour of the basics of command line usage. You’ll go home understanding when the command line is the right tool for the job, how it works, an a bit of experience piloting it through basic tasks.

This class will be taught by Resistor member Bill!

Bringing the Magic of Electronics to the Joy of Crafting (online/pay-what-you-wish)

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Oct 122022
 

Wed, Oct 19, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT

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Cats who teach soldering, instant parties, & machine-sewable LEDs? A pay-what-you-wish project talk from creative technologist Steph Piper.

Bringing the Magic of Electronics to the Joy of Crafting (online)

Mixing electronics with art is an exciting area with a lot of potential. If done well, it can make even simple projects look like magic to inspire others. Hear about three example projects in this space, including making multicolour circuit boards, building the Party Button, a 2m tall interactive art piece and GlowStitch LEDs, a new product for machine sewing LEDs for wearable tech projects. Get an idea of the workflow involved in creating your own art circuit boards with open software in KiCAD and Inkscape. This talk will break down what went into each project, where things went wrong and where things went above and beyond. There will also be a sneak peek into the upcoming crowdfunding campaign for GlowStitch LEDs: The most versatile way to add lights to crafting projects.

 

 

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Steph Piper is a creative technologist and maker. She is the Community Engagement Coordinator at USQ, looking after the library Makerspace. She also creates electronics kits for young girls that are now sold globally through US and UK stockists. With a background in biofabrication, Steph also teaches classes in 3D printing, Arduino and Hardware development. For more info, visit makerqueen.com.au

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/.

 

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Foam Clay: October Make-Along! 10/16

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Oct 102022
 

Foam Clay: October Make-Along!

 

Return of the Make-Along! These are not your typical craft classes. Make-Alongs are self-guided craft workshops where participants learn new skills, explore new materials, and make great things!

October’s Topic: Foam Clay

Tickets available on EventBrite

Try foam clay in a casual community workshop environment. Foam clay sculpts or molds like clay, but dries into a flexible foam. Its flexible, light, and non toxic properties make it a popular material in the cosplay and props communities, as well as for jewelry or sculpture. Want to futher refine your piece? The dried foam clay can be cut with scissors and sanded (by hand or rotary tool) just like EVA foam. It can also be painted or coated to make it more colorful and durable. No experience needed! Class includes all supplies needed. Trade ideas and techniques with other attendees. Great opportunity to start a costume piece for Halloween or any other occasion.

Are you a beginner? We’ll provide materials including foam clay, thin EVA foam sheets, paints, adhesives and coatings.

Are you a master? Show off your skills and inspire others! Bring a project, use our materials, and hang out in a great space while doing what you love.

This class will be lead by NYC Resistor members, Ben and Ben.

Halloween and Special Effects Make-Up Class 10/15

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Oct 092022
 

Halloween and Special Effects Make-Up Class

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Spooky season is almost upon us so this is the perfect time to learn some skills to impress this Halloween. In this class you will learn how to make bruises, cuts and wounds. You will learn about different products and experiment on yourself and/or your co-classmates. All materials will be included with the ticket.

This class will be lead by NYC Resistor member, Manon Raman. Manon is an artist who was born in Belgium but has been living in New York for the past year. She is a full time painter now but before she used her skills on canvasses she was a make-up artist for series and movies in her home country.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, RSVP AND PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION ARE ALL FIRMLY REQUIRED. All attendees must present photo ID and one of the following:

  • CDC card showing you completed your final vaccine dose at least two weeks ago.
    • A photo of your completely filled out CDC card.

 

We’re keen to see you, but these requirements are firmly enforced. Masks will be optional for this event, due to special considerations for the use of make-up. Typically NYC Resistor is a mask required space.

As with all NYC Resistor events, this class is 18+ and governed by our Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct, as well as accessibility information, can be found at www.nycresistor.com/participate/.

 

Please note that refunds must be requested 72 hours in advance. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

 

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/.

Laser Cutter Class Tickets Available for May 21st

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May 102022
 
Cut and Etch Your Own Designs with Our Laser Cutter
Laser cutter training is back, with spots currently available. This class is required for coming in to do work on our laser independently. If you get inspired, you can come back and laser your objects on our Monday or Thursday Craft Nights.

Date and time

Sat, May 21, 2022

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Cyber Risk Insurance: The Inner Workings of a Complex Industry (in-person and online)

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May 062022
 

Cyber Risk Insurance: The Inner Workings of a Complex Industry (in person)

Next up in our Live Circuit series of talks:

Cyber! Risk! Insurance! Join to learn about who it’s for, what it does, and doesn’t do, and why it matters with expert Leroy Terrelonge.Date and time

About this event

Sat, May 14, 2022

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Pay-What-You-Wish (suggested price $15)

In-Person Tickets or Online Tickets

Join us for a fun and fascinating discussion to open a window into a world that many people know little about. Its impact is significant and growing, affecting for many of us as consumers and employees at companies that work with sensitive data.

 

Leroy Terrelonge is our guest for this talk. He is an expert on Cyber Risk Insurance and is currently a Vice President and Senior Analyst in the Cyber Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service. He and his team do work that’s frequently referenced in the media, including this report from the Wall Street Journal: “Boards, Security Chiefs Face Challenges Over New Cyber Rules”

 

Other than being a good human, Leroy is exceptional in a number of ways. He speaks English, Russian, Persian (Farsi, Tajik, Dari), Spanish, French, Arabic, Kazakh, and Jamaican Patois and has a significant amount of experience working in the Intelligence Community, conducting research and developing intelligence about a broad range of topics, including cyber crime, national security, and political risk.

 

Gene Radin will lead this session and use his extensive product management experience and specific focus on privacy and security matters in technology to keep things interesting and help to make sure that we all learn something useful.

 

Please join us if…

  • You’re a curious person who wants to hear about an interesting topic.
  • You’re working at a company that doesn’t have a cyber insurance policy and might want or need one
  • You’re starting a business and want to set it up for safety, whether or not you’ll need a policy in the future
  • You’re part of a company that doesn’t have a well developed security or privacy program and have questions about what actions you can take to reduce risk for yourself and other employees, the business, and consumers.

 

Bring your questions!

 

There are two ways to attend this event —people who want to join us in person (proof of full vaccination with K/N95 masks must be worn at all times and are available for anyone who needs one), but you can also participate via an online feed that you can access using Zoom

 

Anyone attending NYC Resistor events is required to follow our code of conduct. Ticket purchases help us to serve our community and keep the doors open at our hacker space in Brooklyn. Learn more about both: https://www.nycresistor.com/participate/

Miniature Painting & Crafting Class for D&D / Warhammer / Dioramas

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Apr 232022
 
Learn the basics of paining miniatures for tabletop games and dioramas – no experience or supplies necessary!

About this event

Date and time

Sat, April 30, 2022

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Welcome crafters to a 3 hour / 6 person class where you will end up with the skills needed to complete a fully painted model by the end of our journey. In our time, we will cover the following:

  • Model / Base assembly
  • Zenithol Priming
  • Half Time Intermission
  • Quality of Life Tips / Tools
  • Basic Techniques of Model Painting

Models, Paint, Tools, and Crafting Materials necessary for the class will be provided included in the ticket price. Bringing models that you would like to paint is encouraged, but not required; if you don’t bring your own miniature, one will be provided for you. Showcase of Painted Miniatures by your Instructor can be found on Instagram at @dndinnertheater.

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Rainbows and Thermometers: How Languages Divide Spectrums

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Apr 192022
 

Wisps of smoke twisting horizontally across with rainbow colors

A tour of how different languages divide the color and heat spectrums with a professional analytical linguist as your guide.

About this event

Wed, Apr 20, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT

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

Most humans see color the same way – but our languages divide up the color spectrum very differently. Some languages group all darker shades of the rainbow under 1 single basic color term, and all the darker shades under another – a light sunny sky and a fresh grass would be described with the same term. Some languages thus have fewer color terms than English, while others (Greek, Russian) recognize more partitions of the rainbow.

And color is just one of the fascinating sensation domains that human languages partition differently – the English way of dividing the temperature spectrum is far from standard.

Researchers have has fascinating (and often wrong) ideas about why this is for centuries – Susanne Vejdemo (PhD), who has published both academic and pop-scientific articles on the subject, will challenge the way we think our perceptional world is structured.

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

NYC Resistor at RC3 – Avatar Fashion Show on Wed, Dec 30

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Dec 192020
 

NYC Resistor at RC3 – Avatar Fashion Show is taking place at NYC Resistor on Wed, Dec 30. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Launching our virtual NYC Resistor Clubhouse and Hackerspace connector in conjunction with this year’s Chaos Computing Congress (CCC).

Resources:

The documentation here contains a github link where you can get the base model. Updates not in the document: You should use Blender 2.91 and the latest Hubs exporter.

For examples of how to rig your own model, watch this handy tutorial.

Additional things to know:

  • The lattice component morphs the model into skirt formation (will happen when the modifiers are applied on export). If you want a non-skirt robot model just delete the lattice modifier.
  • Make sure your animations are not in edit mode when you go to export. Go the the animation tab in Blender and make sure the bars in the key frame area are not green. If they are, click into that area and hit tab. If the bars turn orange, you’re good to go. – Do not try to apply modifiers before exporting, instead check the Apply Modifiers box in the export settings when you export.
  • Make sure your Hubs components are in the right place: animation components (like idle_eyes) go on the avatar root, and morph keys (aka shape keys, used for, say, animating the mouth when talking) go on the mesh.

 

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