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

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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
 

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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!