Holiday Hackshop 2006

Programming Series: Holiday Hackshop

Just in time for holiday gift-giving season, Saturday, December 9, Eyebeam will be transformed into Santa’s tech-workshop with a day full of artist-led workshops and DIY activities for people of all ages.  It’s all part of the third annual Holiday Hackshop. Eyebeam’s elves go “enviro-friendly” this year with projects focused on recycling and renewable energies. Create your own fun, affordable, custom DIY gifts including recycled Altoid tin battery chargers, structures created from recycled materials, paperless video greeting cards and more. Workshops range in price from $5-25 but admission to the event is free of charge.

This year the Holiday Hackshop is joined by La Superette, an annual art market showcasing artists’ original, handmade gifts (ranging from $1-$100) including recycled accessories, multifunctional stuffed animals, artist publications, funky house wares and homemade clothes. This year La Superette has special focus on “hacks,” the custom configuration of pre-existing hardware or software. La Superette will also feature an installation by Jake Borndal and Kate Scherer, live video, music and puppet performances, organized by Kyle Lapidus, by a range of artists utilizing unique moving image techniques and a low-tech hacking methodology. For more information visit here.

Event Schedule:
12-6pm – Holiday Hackshop workshops
6-8pm – Holiday party open to all
12-10pm – La Superette sale, performances and installations on view

Hackshop Workshop Schedule: 
– Cardboard carpentry with Ed Bringus
$15, 2 hour session

– Recycled Altoid box-to battery powered USB charger with Limor Fried
$25, 2 hour session

– Inflatable structures made from recycled materials with Huong Ngo
$15, 2 hour session

– Paperless YouTube Holiday Greetings with Benton-C Bainbridge and Angie Eng
$5, 10 minute session
Workshop runs throughout the day

– Alternative energy powered toys with Jeff Feddersen
Compare and contast different energy sources and storage methods, light up LED’s
with muscle power, and make different solar powered insects.
$5/$20, 30 minute session

– Micro-photography and DNA drawings with Diane Ludin
$10, 2 hour session

– Personal Kyoto energy reduction consultations with Ben Engebreth
This is a free drop in station project. BRING YOUR CON ED BILL.

– Recycled water bottle snow globes
$5, Drop in station open 12-6pm

La Superette Performance Schedule: 
12:30pm – Daniel Vatsky with DJ Rhizome
1:30pm – NoteNdo with Taigaa!
2:30pm – 1/3 V. 2
3:30pm – Chris Jordan
4:30pm – Ben Fino-Radin & Caroline Charuk puppets
5:30pm – Zach Layton
6:30pm – Eiliyas
7:15pm – Neg-Fi
8:00pm – Jason Zeh
9:00pm – Gunung Sari

People: Angie Eng, Ben EngebrethBenton-C Bainbridge, Diane Ludin, Ed Bringus, Huong Ngo, Jake Borndal, Jeff Feddersen, Kate Scherer, Kyle LapidusLimor FriedLiz Slagus
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