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Machine Project
"Download
Machine Project Guide to Curating and Planning Events
This tool kit covers the basic ideas, philosophies, and techniques for event-based programming. It's for anyone interested in producing events as a form of cultural programming. It's for anyone who wants to make something exciting happen with other people but isn't sure where to start.

Download
Machine Project Guide to Workshops
This tool kit covers the basic ideas, philosophies, and techniques for workshop-based programming.

Download
Machine Project Guide to Starting Your Own Art Space
This tool kit is for anyone who is considering starting an arts or cultural organization. We will guide you through the ins and outs of conceptualizing, setting up, and running your organization."

[via: "Oh nice—Machine Project has published free downloadable toolkit’s for starting your own art space, curating events, etc. nice way to end their terrific 15-year run:"
https://twitter.com/ablerism/status/956683123730808834 ]
machineproject  via:ablerism  curation  lcproject  openstudioproject  workshops  howto  tutorials  events 
january 2018 by robertogreco
Rethink What Can Happen in a Museum: Portland Art Museum’s Shine a Light | Art Museum Teaching
"“Art is a space, which we have created, where we can cease to subscribe to the demands and the rules of society; it is a space where we can pretend. We can play, we can rethink things, we can think about them backwards.” —Pablo Helguera

As museums face the current challenges to drive relevance through becoming more active, participatory, responsive, and community-based, projects such as the ones explored in this past week’s posts indicate a potentially transformative role for artists to play. Whether rethinking a museum’s visitor experience, reinventing the public spaces of and around museums, drawing on creative practice to break museums’ ‘old habits,’ or interrogating the internal culture and working of the museum, artists are effectively exploring museum institutions as sites with a distinct “possibility for evolution,” to reconnect with the powerful words from Joseph Beuys that opened this series of posts (and from which the title of my paper came).

As the second International Museum Forum wraps up here in Yeongwol County, South Korea, I wanted to post this final excerpt from my paper, discussing the artist-driven program I am directly involved in here at the Portland Art Museum. In addition, I’m concluding this post with some of the “core, burning questions” that institutions involved in this work are addressing — especially as many of these projects are in a current phase of reflection and rethinking."



"Inspired by the Machine Project’s Field Guide to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art one-day event in November 2008 as well as the broader approach and process of social practice art, the team at the Portland Art Museum and PSU launched the first Shine a Light event in September 2009. For six hours, the museum was a space in which sixteen artists enacted projects that offered visitors new, unanticipated, playful and provocative ways to experience the museum.  The goals established during this first event—which have remained the core goals for this project up through the most recent Shine a Light event in 2013—included:

• Situate art (producing, interpreting, enjoying, puzzling over) as a living activity that everyone can participate in.
• Encourage an atmosphere of participation between the museum, its visitors, and artists.
• Make the museum a “site” of artistic production and practice.
• Inspire inquiry into the connection between art and everyday life.
• Have fun!

Artist-led projects that have been part of Shine a Light since 2009 have ranged from live Greco-Roman nude wrestling, a museum cookbook, dead artist seances, and haircuts inspired by artworks in the collection to inviting visitors to have a work of art tattooed onto their body, to sing songs about a work of art, or to display their personal cell phone photos within the museum’s photography collection."



"At the Open Engagement panel discussion, the top questions were revealed and discussed, and I think perhaps it is an appropriate way to end this paper by simply presenting these and other questions that are now sparking some open thinking in the field across institutions.

• Are we doing this work to broaden our audiences or to serve existing audiences?
• What’s the difference between an artist doing this work versus a public engagement or education department doing it?
• What does success look like? How do we measure success?
• What happens when institutions collaborate with artists? How can the questions artists ask reshape us as practitioners and reshape the museum itself?

Many of the answers to these and other questions are localized to each project and institution (some have even been addressed above by existing projects), yet certainly some common responses will emerge as institutions push ahead with experimental, participatory practices that open the spaces of museums to the work of social practice and socially-engaged artists, as well as museum staff that have been gaining a tremendous level of creative capacity through this type of work. Overall, many of these core questions bring the conversation back to the ability of these socially-engaged, participatory projects to effect change — whether that is shifting the ‘mindset’ for museum visitors as well as the communities that engage with museums, or a more broad social change felt in the community."

[See also:

Possibilities for Evolution: Artists Experimenting in Art Museums
http://artmuseumteaching.com/2013/10/14/artists-experimenting-in-art-museums/

Blurring the Lines: Walker Art Center’s Open Field
http://artmuseumteaching.com/2013/10/15/blurring-the-lines-walker-art-centers-open-field/

Getting a Better Sense of the Terrain: Machine Project at the Hammer Museum
http://artmuseumteaching.com/2013/10/18/getting-a-better-sense-of-the-terrain-machine-project-at-the-hammer-museum/ ]
mikemurawski  art  artmuseums  museums  arteducation  participatory  2013  openengagement  pablohelguera  josephbeuys  machineproject  markallen  hammermuseum  lacma  everyday  portlandartmuseum 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Carmina Escobar's Massagem Sonora | Los Angeles | Artbound | KCET
[See also: http://machineproject.com/blog/2013/05/12/carmina-roberts-massagem-sonora/

Video also at: https://vimeo.com/70814188 ]

"When speaking about human voice, there is always a direct or indirect allusion to the human body, as the instrument where it originates and through which it gets delivered. Referring to the body suggests thinking about a space: either the place where a body is situated or the body itself as a container that defines its own borders and dimensions.

It is possible to define a space once we have recognized the elements that conform it and consequently delimitate it. Therefore it is possible to conceive that everything with a limited extension perceptible by the senses can be recognized as a body; that is, our own space in a daily basis, that happens and yet it is somehow strange at large, or at least in respect to the way this space / body is recognized and influenced from the outside.

Following this complex perceptual scheme, Carmina Escobar's Massagem Sonora becomes a sort of exercise that analyses and reflects upon the body, understanding it as a space that reveals, measures and recognizes itself throughout its resonance.

This artwork is developed as site-specific intervention in a venue that accommodates a resonant body (The Korean Friendship Bell is one of the scenarios where this architectonical project was developed), a place where people may get a body massage through which the performer's voice (massage therapist / singer) activates different resonance spots generating vibrations that stimulate cavities and specific places in the body.

Beyond the evident therapeutic references that come to mind in the execution of this artwork, the effectiveness and the immediateness with which the diverse relations and interpretations are made upon the idea of intervention and space is outstanding. Through its voice, a body affects the perception of another body; the voice being the element that explores (confronts) and reveals the various dimensions of an intimate space, exposed within the boundaries of the public space where this activity takes place.

A constant element in Carmina Escobar's artwork is an emphasis on the corporeal as an inherent element for the development of the voice; a material sound that connects, communicates and resonates in the physical memory of the occupied space. The voice works also as a sensitive and recognizable affective bond to the space it explores.

Massagem Sonora may be perceived as an incursion into the personal geography of a body, an organism that can be perceived as an exposed and revealed space that is explored and translated throughout the voice.

Each exploration of a new body/space follows a methodical process that Escobar defines as:

"(...) part of the protocol of the artwork is first to establish contact with the pedestrians, I give them a general introduction and I make them aware that I will be playing and singing on their bodies. If they agree, we start with the massage. With a previous agreement, I place myself upon their back and start working in the centre. I build a resonant bowl with my hands around my lips, alluding to a resonant box and I keep enough distance between their bodies and my mouth so that the sound is the only element that binds us. (...) I think that a fundamental element of my artwork is transgressing the other. Besides being a resounding experiment, it also about the intimacy created by the direct and active physical contact and affectation."

The allusion to the different sensations, forms and remembrances in which memories are manifested at the end of each intervention, elucidate a new dimension, revealed in the interstice filled by the resounding echo of a body that dialogues in silence with itself."
machineproject  sound  carminaescobar  body  bodies  2014  voices  vibrations  resonance  art  2013 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Mark Allen Artist Lecture on Vimeo
"The LA Times writes that Mark Allen is “Nikola Tesla by way of P.T. Barnum, with a dash of ‘The Anarchist Cookbook.’” Come hear a talk by Machine Project founder Mark Allen at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry: Step right up!

Mark Allen is an artist, educator and curator based in Los Angeles. He is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Machine Project also operates as a loose confederacy of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots. Under his direction Machine has produced shows with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, and the Walker Museum in Minneapolis. He has produced over 500 events in Los Angeles at the Machine Project storefront space, and recently concluded a year long artist residency addressing topics of public engagement at the Hammer Museum.

Machine Project events emphasize intersections between fields and practices, particularly where the arts and sciences meet. In a 2006 LA Weekly article, writer Gendy Alimurung described Machine Project as, “Nikola Tesla by way of P.T. Barnum, with a dash of ‘The Anarchist Cookbook.’ “[2] Machine Project facilitates conversations between poets, technicians, artists, scientists, and obscure hobbyists and supports work that arises out of unusual combinations of interests. Past activities have included urban plant foraging and needlepoint therapy based on classic oil paintings. Machine Project prioritizes accessibility, explicitly courting amateur practitioners and curious locals. Workshops are regularly offered in sewing electronics, soldering, Arduino and Processing for artists.

In addition to weekly events held in the storefront gallery space in Echo Park, Machine Project operates as a gathering place for local and visiting artists to produce shows at various cultural institutions and events in Los Angeles. Frequent collaborators include Brody Condon, Liz Glynn, Kamau Patton, Corey Fogel, Jason Torchinsky, Chris Kallmyer, and Adam Overton. Machine Project has curated performances at the Glow Festival at Santa Monica Pier and at several art museums. Through their Artist in Residence program, Machine Project invites previous collaborators to develop larger projects that generally include a pedagogical element in addition to performances and exhibitions.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and the CMU School of Art."
markallen  collaboration  participatoryart  2013  poetry  art  lcproject  openstudioproject  capitalism  machineproject  events  learning  education  museums  howwelearn  arts  audience  process  howwework  experimentation  gender  curiosity  identity  titles  ambiguity  adaptability  makerspaces  hackerspaces  community  communitycenters  collectives  horizontality  organizations  flexibility  accessibility  humor  riskaversion  risk  institutions  failure  risktaking  curation 
july 2014 by robertogreco
The Brandon - an album on Flickr
"Exhibition of Machine Project Documentation at The Brandon, Houston, 2014"

[See also: http://thebrandoncontemporary.com/machine-project ]

"The Brandon is pleased to present the first retrospective of the screen prints and performance documentation of Los Angeles art collective Machine Project. Bringing together over 50 posters and 25 videos made between 2003 and 2013, topics covered in this show include:

Indoor shipwrecks

Fire starting with sticks

Dog Operas (by and for dogs)

Vacations for plants

Converting cacti into musical instruments

Kimchee

Pizza

Psychics

Music for parking garages

Three disturbed big box store employees

Simultaneous aerobics and butter making

A drag tableaux-vivant reenactment of scenes from the Marlene Dietrich western Destry Rides Again

A workshop on how to escape from the trunk of a car "so that the next time you're kidnapped it doesn't have to ruin the rest of your day."

Described in the LA Weekly as "Nikola Tesla by way of P.T. Barnum, with a dash of 'The Anarchist Cookbook", Machine Project is a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, and literature in an informal storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Machine Project also operates as a loose collective of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots. Under the direction of founder Mark Allen, Machine has produced over 1500 events, workshops and installations.

Mark Allen is the founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural history, science, music, literature, and food in a disheveled storefront in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Beyond their storefront space, Machine Project operates as an informal group of artists producing shows at locations ranging from beaches to museums to parking lots. Under his direction Machine has produced over 1000 events, workshops and installations. Mark received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, following a residency with the Core Fellowship of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Opening reception: Friday, April 18, 6pm-9pm.

Additionally we will be screening select videos from the Machine Project archives every Wednesday from April 23-May 21.

Gallery talk: Saturday, April 19, 3pm. Please join us for an artist discussion with Machine Project founder Mark Allen and Houston-based designer and typographer Sibylle Hagmann.

Sibylle Hagmann started her career in Switzerland after earning a B.F.A. from the Basel School of Design in 1989. She explored her passion for type design and typography while completing her M.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts. Over the years she developed award winning typeface families, such as Cholla and Odile. Cholla was originally commissioned by Art Center College of Design in 1999 and released by the type foundry Emigre in the same year. The typeface family Odile, published in 2006 was awarded the Swiss Federal Design Award. Her work has been featured in numerous publications and recognized by the Type Directors Club of New York and Japan, among others. Her typeface collections are available from Kontour.com, a type foundry launched in 2012.

Machine Project Website
http://machineproject.com/

Kontour
http://www.kontour.com/ "
machineproject  exhibits  thebrandon  houston  losangeles  2014  graphicdesign  design  graphics  print  screenprinting  kontour  sibyllehagmann  typography 
july 2014 by robertogreco
Public Engagement Artist in Residence Machine Project + Hammer Museum [.pdf]
"When the Hammer Museum embarked upon its Public Engagement program, thanks to a generous grant from the Irvine Foundation, we were afforded the opportunity to consider the roles of art, of artists, and even of visitors from a fresh perspective. It was a unique chance to put aside long-held notions of what guests often expect a museum experience to be—static and monologic at worst—and to enact what it can be at best—dynamic, with visitor and institution in conversation. Through Public Engagement, visitors have been able to step outside of their traditional roles as observers and to become participants. Similarly, we have been able to open up our process for working with artists and to collaborate on creating a new sphere, one that often exists beyond standard exhibitions and performances. Public Engagement has been one of our greatest experiments to date at the Hammer, coming at a pivotal moment in the history of the institution."
publicengagement  markallen  machineproject  ncmideas  openstudioproject  hammermuseum  art  experience  via:ablerism  museums  participation 
july 2013 by robertogreco
What Can We Learn from Artists’ Projects in Museums? | The Getty Iris
"More and more museums are inviting artists to go beyond hanging their art on their walls to create engaging visitor experiences inside the museum. At a panel discussion earlier this week [http://www.getty.edu/museum/programs/lectures/artists_in_museums_panel.html ], we invited curators, educators, and artists to talk about three pioneering artist-museum collaborations in L.A.

Robert Sain, former director of LACMA Lab, and Christoph Korner, partner at GRAFT architects, discussed their work on the Lab’s Seeing exhibition; Asuka Hisa, director of education and public programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA), and artist Olga Koumoundouros presented their collaborative Wall Works installation (detailed in a great interview on KCET’s Artbound [http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/wall-works-santa-monica-museum-of-art.html ]); and Machine Project’s Mark Allen and Elizabeth Cline (formerly of the Hammer Museum) discussed Machine’s yearlong public engagement residency at the Hammer.

Though the projects spanned three very different institutions and well over a decade, several common themes emerged. For more from the event, see the live tweets on Storify. [http://storify.com/gettymuseum/do-we-need-artists-in-art-museums ]"
lacmalab  robertsain  museums  art  2012  christophkorner  asukahisa  olgakoumoundouros  wallworks  artbound  markallen  machineproject  elizabethcline  hammermuseum  publicengagement  getty  artists  glvo  engagement  education  confusion  documentation  disruption  lcprocect  openstudioproject  lcproject 
june 2013 by robertogreco
Mess Hall
"Mess Hall is an experimental cultural center in the heart of Rogers Park, Chicago. It's a place where visual art, radical politics, creative urban planning, applied ecological design & other things intersect & inform each other."

"Mess Hall is an experimental cultural center. It is a place where visual art, radical politics, creative urban planning, applied ecological design and other things intersect and inform each other. We host exhibitions, discussions, film screenings, brunchlucks (brunch + potluck), workshops, concerts, campaigns, meetings (both closed and open) and more."
chicago  activism  art  performance  community  culture  gallery  collective  artists  events  via:javierarbona  lcproject  machineproject 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Science Fiction: New Art/Science Affinities
"Last February, I had the distinctive and life-altering honor of being asked to participate in a week-long “booksprint” at Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. For a week of 10-hour days, I wrote collaboratively with brilliant people (Régine Debatty, Pablo Garcia, Andrea Grover, and Thumb Projects) on a 190-page book about the current moment in intersections between art, science, and technology. We hoped to provide a glimpse into a culture of ideas that is still very much being born.

The book includes meditations, interviews, diagrams, letters and manifestos on maker culture, hacking, artist research, distributed creativity, and technological and speculative design. Sixty international artists and art collaboratives are featured…"
clairelevans  science  art  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  crossdisciplinary  creativity  pablogarcia  andreagrover  thumbprojects  carnegiemellon  studioforcreativeinquiry  technology  2011  freeartandtechnology  caseyreas  philipross  tomássaraceno  symbioticA  jerthorp  mariuswatz  aaronkoblin  machineproject  brandonballengée  ateliervanlieshout  agnesmeyer-brandis  openframeworks  réginedebatty 
october 2011 by robertogreco
somamexico.org
"SOMA es un espacio para el arte contemporáneo que busca establecerse como contrapunto a la dinámica existente de escuelas, museos y galerías.

SOMA surge de la iniciativa de un conjunto de artistas que, aprovechando las experiencias de La Panadería, Temistocles 44 y otros espacios de artistas, han unido sus esfuerzos dando como resultado una plataforma única en el ámbito cultural.

SOMA consta de tres partes:

. Un sistema de residencias para artistas nacionales e internacionales.

. Un programa para la profesionalización de artistas.

. Un foro para conferencias, discusiones y eventos semanales

SOMA es una organización sin fines de lucro."
mexico  df  education  art  unschooling  deschooling  alternative  lcproject  mexicodf  soma  conferences  events  nonprofit  culture  contemporary  non-institutional  non-institutionalartschools  schools  machineproject  mexicocity  nonprofits 
december 2010 by robertogreco
ball nogues interview
"mark allen…'machine project'. they work in a kind of nexus, a community that is bound by mutual interests. this could be an interest in cooking, or gardening, mathematics, ad so on. they do workshops on everything, like computational crochet to baking with a light bulb… it's an approach to art & life…

advice to the young?

…it's very important to not be constrained by categorization…categories that define people in a particular way can kill a lot of good, creative

inspiration by trying to fit into a specific group…can be very limiting for people. I would always encourage everyone to be critical of categorical thinking…another thing that's going on is people are starting to disassociate their hands from their brain…there is no sense of meaning, materiality, or gravity in what they make…it's always important to balance those things out - but not entirely.

you should be able to dream as well."
ball-nogues  benjaminball  gastonnogues  loasangeles  architecture  design  interdisciplinary  craft  art  glvo  advice  childhood  markallen  machineproject  interviews  categorization  meaning  materiality  making  doing  make  life  openstudio  lcproject  learning 
december 2010 by robertogreco
A Machine Project Field Guide to LACMA | Machine Shop | machine project
"We’ve been hard at work on a catalog for the show we did at LACMA last year, and it’s finally done! With full-color spreads devoted to the more than 60 projects presented that day, it’s like having an entire year’s worth of delightful Machine Project activities stuffed into a weighty, yet compact and attractive book. Guaranteed +3 on your charisma score!

And for those of you who hate books, now’s your chance to hasten their demise. Download the entire book as a free PDF! (If you feel guilty about how awesome this is, you can go ahead and give us money.)

A Machine Project Field Guide to LACMA was designed by the talented Kimberly Varella and the Department of Graphic Sciences."

[A bit redundant as I've already bookmarked this http://machineproject.com/lacma/ , but this project needs more notice.]
lacma  machineproject  pdf  books  kimberlyvarella  art  losangeles  classideas 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Josh Beckman’s Sea Nymph: A shipwrecked boat inside Machine | machine project
"For a period of five weeks Josh Beckman’s Sea Nymph will be host to a whole series of nautical-themed events, performances, lectures, and workshops, as well as an opera by and for dogs. Inside the capsized hull of the ship there will also be a crystal cave. Join us at Machine for the opening on September 5th from 5-10pm, where you can gaze upon the wreckage with accompanying performances by Clay Chaplin, Ambient Force 3000, Ecce, OK Music, Chris Kallmyer, and Colin Woodford.

You can watch it being built on our mast-cam. The mast-cam is streaming on u-stream so you might get subjected to an advertisement as it loads. Whatever, free streaming."
machineproject  joshbeckman  2010  shipwrecks 
september 2010 by robertogreco
Real Estate Bust: How Creatives Are Carving Up L.A.'s Empty Space - Core77
"I bring this up now because probably every designer, architect or artist I've ever spoken with has expressed the desire to open and operate a space: a gallery, a store, a classroom. And I would say this is the time. There's a reason this is the age of the pop-up shop: space is available, and it's yours for the taking. ... Here in Los Angeles, groups like Phantom Galleries (modeled after another group in San Jose) work with artists and temporarily empty businesses to create installations. The entire city of Glendale, an L.A.-adjacent enclave, is launching its own program to fill its (many) empty superstores. Recently the art show Manifest Equality placed the work of 200 artists in a former Big Lots supermarket in the heart of Hollywood. Groups like these are working in every city, looking for designers, architects and artists to activate their vacant spaces."
art  artists  losangeles  realestate  urban  gentrification  entrepreneurship  core77  phantomgalleries  machineproject  lcproject  glvo  temporary  galleries  exhibits  oogabooga  stores  popup  pop-ups 
april 2010 by robertogreco
portlandtechshop.com
"TechShop is a 33,000 square foot membership based workshop that provides members with any skill level to have access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a creative and supportive community of like minded people so you can build the things you have always wanted to make.

TechShop is perfect for inventors, "makers", hackers, tinkerers, artists, roboteers, families, entrepreneurs, youth groups, FIRST robotic teams, crackpots, arts and crafts enthusiasts, and anyone else who wants to be able to make things that they dream up but don't have the tools, space or skills."

[via: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/04/techshop-portland/ ]
techshop  portland  oregon  hackercollective  hackerspaces  socialnetworking  technology  tools  diy  make  lcproject  equipment  classes  learning  machineproject 
may 2009 by robertogreco
DIY Freaks Flock to 'Hacker Spaces' Worldwide | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
"There are now 96 known active hacker spaces worldwide, with 29 in the United States, according to Hackerspaces.org. Another 27 U.S. spaces are in the planning or building stage. Located in rented studios, lofts or semi-commercial spaces, hacker spaces tend to be loosely organized, governed by consensus, and infused with an almost utopian spirit of cooperation and sharing. "It's almost a Fight Club for nerds," says Nick Bilton of his hacker space, NYC Resistor in Brooklyn, New York. Bilton is an editor in The New York Times R&D lab and a board member of NYC Resistor. Bilton says NYC Resistor has attracted "a pretty wide variety of people, but definitely all geeks. Not Dungeons & Dragons–type geeks, but more professional, working-type geeks.""
diy  lcproject  hackers  hackercollective  hackerspaces  community  machineproject  make  makemagazine 
march 2009 by robertogreco
Museum 2.0: Deliberately Unsustainable Business Models
"The underlying dysfunction...often an inability to focus on anything but survivability. To make it, museums need to survive AND succeed...important for museums to undergo an exercise in which you list out two types of things: 1. core services that people depend on and need to survive. ... 2. services you provide that make you awesome. What drives people through your door, gets them excited, and connects them passionately with your content? You should be able to point with pride to both the ways you support the community with reliable, consistent services and supreme awesomeness. The desire to survive will always exist, whether you run a small institution or a giant one. It's human nature to want to keep your job and keep doing what you're doing. The challenge is not to make it your primary goal."
museums  focus  mission  tcsnmy  machineproject  sustainability  lcproject  markallen  ephemeral  intentionallyephemeral  ephemeralinstitutions  openstudioproject  pop-ups  survival  survivability  risk  risktaking  success  2009  ephemerality 
march 2009 by robertogreco
machine project » A Machine Project Field Guide to the LA County Museum of Art
"On November 15th, 2008 Machine Project was invited to visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, orchestrating ten hours of performances, workshops, and events experimenting with LACMA’s expansive grounds and enormous collection of stuff."
lacma  machineproject  performance  art  science  experience  fun  losangeles  events  mechanics  books 
february 2009 by robertogreco
7 Questions For Mark Allen of Machine Project - Dwell Blog - dwell.com
"Q: Would you say that having fun is an important component of the gallery's manifesto? A: Yes, being interested in the world and having fun is a succinct summation of the mission. Q: Would Machine be possible in any city? A: The semi-affordability of commercial real estate, the diverse communities of interest, and the excessive number of art schools makes LA a particularly fertile place for a project like Machine."
machineproject  losangeles  art  markallen  lcproject  fun  play  hacking  learning 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Kitchen Budapest - Core77
"The 30 person lab is located in a quiet side street off a very pleasant shopping street, and feels very different from the bars, clothing shops and tanning salons around the corner.
kitchenbudapest  machineproject  budapest  altgdp  lcproject  learning  education  research  tinkering  make  diy  mobile  collaboration  projects  interdisciplinary  multidisciplinary  urban  space  communication 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Making art a team sport - Los Angeles Times
"Of all the city’s cultural resources – prestigious schools, ambitious museums, a robust gallery scene – the most significant by far is its ever-welling population of artists, and it’s from this pool that these organizations have arisen: institutions that function, to one degree or another, as art projects in themselves, driven by ideas and a spirit of collaboration, whose offbeat programming aims to challenge the boundaries of what we conceive art to be."...“The idea with Machine,” says Allen, “was that we would feed in ideas & different people & different technologies and it would be generative, it would be constantly producing projects, so that the people who might be our audience one day might be teaching a class the next day, and somebody who learns something in one of the classes might be producing a project with that knowledge later in the gallery. So that there was more of a flow of resources, more of a rhizomatic model, if I dare, than the sort of traditional gallery system.”
machineproject  museums  museumofjurassictechnology  centerforlanduseinterpretation  farmlab  batelevel  lcproject  culture  art  arts  institutions  organizations  dangerouscurve  music  technology  tinkering  make  diy  accessibility  nonprofit  sundownschoolhouse  activism  gardening  losangeles  community  education  politics  california  artists  exhibition  via:grahamje  collaborative  collaboration  nonprofits 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Twin Cities Makers Find a Home? | Geekdad from Wired.com
"The fact is, Minneapolis and St. Paul lack a fully fledged, reprap-making, coding, crafting, tinkering, laser-etching, soldering hackerspace/maker collective in the vein of NYCResistor, Make:Philly and The Hacktory. Ironically, we do have a fantastic children's maker space, Leonardo's Basement. However, its adult offshoot, Studio Bricolage, has never quite taken off, perhaps because it lacks a dedicated space."
twincities  minnesota  machineproject  hacking  make  diy  hackercollective  lcproject 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Bre Pettis | I Make Things - My Talk at 25c3 - Rapid Prototype Your Life
Around the 39:00 mark, when discussing hacker collectives Pettis says that he thinks "school is basically dead. What can replace school is this idea of communities that care enough about learning that they're willing to figure stuff things out and then share what they've learned and document it. I don't know exactly what this is called, but I really like it better than schools." via: http://www.boingboing.net/2009/01/07/bre-pettiss-rapid-pr.html video at: http://dewy.fem.tu-ilmenau.de/CCC/25C3/video_h264_720x576/25c3-3015-en-rapid_prototype_your_life.mp4
brepettis  education  autodidactism  autodidacts  machineproject  lcproject  unschooling  deschooling  hacking  make  making  diy  community  hacks  grassroots  techlabs  collective  hackercollective  technology  prototyping  fabbing  rapidprototyping  sharing  creativity  culture  future  autodidacticism 
january 2009 by robertogreco
TechShop is the SF Bay Area's Only Open-Access Public Workshop
"TechShop is a 15,000 square-foot membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a creative and supportive community of like-minded people so you can build the things you have always wanted to make.
sanfrancisco  lcproject  fabrication  robotics  electronics  workshop  bayarea  techshop  machineproject  diy  projects  community  technology  education  howto  make  classes 
january 2009 by robertogreco
The Hacktory
"The Hacktory promotes the use of technology in the arts through: * Classes * Community Events * Shared Facilities and Equipment * Artist in residence program * Art and Technology promotion * Materials Exchange The Hacktory is incubated as a project of the Nonprofit Technology Resources."
lcproject  hacking  make  machineproject  philadelphia  nonprofit  technology  art  electronics  learning  arduino  physicalcomputing  howto  diy  hacks  geek  classes  interaction  nonprofits 
october 2008 by robertogreco
DesignPhiladelphia 2008: The Hacktory - Core77
"Have you ever wanted to learn how to control Ardunio, weave conductive thread, create a GPS tagging device, or print on Fab@Home? If the answer is yes, then you might be interested in The Hacktory. Tucked away on a side street just north of Philadelphia's city hall, The Hacktory is a non-profit community work space with a group of hackers, tweekers, and geekers on a mission to spread the use of technology in art. They offer a variety of courses, shared equipment, material exchanges, and events that make it easy for anyone to start tinkering."
lcproject  hacking  make  machineproject  philadelphia  nonprofit  technology  art  electronics  nonprofits 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Front | Kitchen
Kitchen Budapest, opened in June 2007, is a new media lab for young researchers who are interested in the convergence of mobile communication, online communities and urban space and are passionate about creating experimental projects in cross-disciplinary
kitchenbudapest  interdisciplinary  mobile  phones  convergence  communication  online  altgdp  research  digital  web  internet  media  architecture  art  community  projects  locative  europe  multitouch  interactiondesign  technology  webdesign  medialab  innovation  collective  design  urban  budapest  machineproject  lcproject  mitmedialab  webdev 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Kitchen Budapest catalog
"KB is a brand new media lab for researchers who are not only interested in convergence of mobile communication, online communities & urban space but who are also ready to get hands dirty creating experimental projects in cross-disciplinary teams."
interdisciplinary  mobile  phones  convergence  communication  online  altgdp  research  digital  web  internet  media  kitchenbudapest  budapest  machineproject  lcproject 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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