Runqi Zhou’s Holy Microwave at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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May 232022
 

Come see Runqi Zhou‘s Holy Microwave at this year’s Interactive Show June 10 2022!

An interactive audiovisual installation with the shape of a microwave that discusses the holiness of modern technologies for people with a morbid reliance on them. A fictional technology god is modeled, animated and projected within this shrine responding to external sounds and movements.

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!

Jorvon Moss’ Companion Bot at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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May 212022
 

Meet Odd Jayy himself at this year’s Interactive Show June 10 2022! He’ll be roving the show with his companion bot.

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!

Vanessa Rosa’s Little Martians at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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May 202022
 

Come see Vanessa Rosa’s Little Martians at the Interactive Show Friday June 10!

Little Martians are based on Vanessa Rosa’s ceramic sculptures. They are 3d scanned and then animated with Blender, using motion capture data.
Little Martians are futuristic humanoids who tell stories about humanity and life in the Solar System. There are many doubts about their universe, if they are purely simulated beings or if they carry memories from what used to be humans. Their ancient blockchains are so intertwined with alternative realities that no one can be certain of their past.

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!

Cari Ann Shim Sham’s Shimmer Anemone at the Interactive Show Friday 6/10

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May 192022
 

Experience Cari Ann Shim Sham’s “Shimmer | small anemone” at the Interactive Show coming up June 10!

Shimmer the singing sea anemone is an immersive inflatable dance, sound & fiber optic light interactive installation that tells the story of climate change and rising sea temperature’s impact upon the ocean. The small anemone exhibited at NYC Resistor is puppeted from the inside, people can enter into it and move the anemone, and also interact with people outside. Fiber optic lights creep out from underneath, and motion based sensors trigger the voices of the anemones, which giggle, squeel, and sing to their audience.

inflatable | design & creation: mary hale
director/producer, lighting & sound: cari ann shim sham*

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 $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!

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

Tickets on EventBrite

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/

Announcing the Annual NYCR Interactive Show 2022!

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May 022022
 

The NYC Resistor Interactive Show is BACK, y’all! This year’s theme is Cursed Technology Shop. Our bots have been cooped up too long, it’s time to let their chaos reign. The show is scheduled for June 10th 2022, and we have an open call for projects here. Your submission doesn’t necessarily have to be on theme, just something you want to exhibit at a party.

DJ Smokey returns again to get the party dancing.

Get your tickets now!

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.

Tickets at: EventBrite

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.

Learn to Create Generative Art with p5.js

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Feb 242022
 

Learn to create art algorithmically in our March 13th online p5.js class!

p5.js is a JavaScript library which makes it easy to create computational art in any browser. It is easy to learn and use but can also be combined with other libraries to become a powerful tool for creation. Based on Processing, p5.js can also be used to make animations and interactive work.

This class will dive into different strategies for creating interesting algorithms, including exploring the use of color and texture. We’ll talk about how to control randomness to create organized chaos. Generative art isn’t limited to abstract geometric design! p5.js can be used to create figurative work as well.

Sketchy drawing of a fictitious house

ArchiSketch by KT

This is a beginner friendly class, however you do need to already be familiar with basic programming concepts such as functions, variables, and loops. It’s OK if you don’t have any JavaScript experience, the core ideas will translate between languages.

Completed p5.js programs, called sketches, can be shared on platforms such as openprocessing.org, embedded in any web page, or exported and saved as an image.

This class is taught by NYC Resistor alumni member Kelly Maguire, who uses p5.js to generate unique postcards. Anyone can request a postcard, which is mailed using a print-on-demand direct mail service and sent directly to their homes.

Class meets virtually at 12pm Eastern time on March 13, 2022. To register head to EventBrite.