Maker Faire

Dorkbot: An Accidental Community

Type: Presentation
Program Area: Electronics

Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 1:00 PM (30 minutes)

Day/Time: (30 minutes)

Location: DIY Theatre

Dorkbot started in New York City in 2000 as a casual meeting of "people doing strange things with electricity." By spring 2006 similar groups had been independently established in nearly 50 cities around the world. I will talk about the creation of dorkbot, its subsequent spread, and ideas about its future. I will also share some thoughts on why dorkbot has been so (accidently) successful.

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Presented by

Douglas Repetto

Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher involved in a number of art/community groups including dorkbot, ArtBots, organism, and music-dsp. He is Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center and lives in New York City.