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June 10, 2008


The Los Angeles Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH presents "Maker Night" with Jeff Boynton & Mark Frauenfelder

by Don Rose, Editor, TheLAReport.com

MAKER FAIRE Participants also include Circuit Bending - univac; Bronco Table - kingv100; & Ghost Phones - gerG. When: Tuesday, June 10th, 2008. Here is the breakdown schedule:
6:30 - 7:30pm - Social Hour Science Fair
7:30 - 8:30 - Program
8:30 - 9:30 - Meet the Makers
Contact: makers@agentxray.com

Where: WRITERS BOOT CAMP at Bergamot Station Arts Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg #I Santa Monica, CA, 90404. The directions from the 10 Freeway West:
Exit 10-Fwy at Cloverfield, go Right, / North
Right at 1st-light @ michigan, go to the end of Michigan
Left at Gate, Enter and park towards the South-West end. - FREE Parking
Walk to Bldg. I, the furthest South-West
Public Transit: Use City of Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, routes 11 or 7.

Fees/Registration: The event is FREE to Los Angeles ACM SIGGRAPH members and $20 for non-SIGGRAPH members. New members that sign up on site and pay the $40 annual membership fee (checks or cash only) do not have to pay the $20 fee.
Makers who present at this meeting will get in for free.

Special Thanks go to Jeff Boynton & Mark Frauenfelder, Craig "Xray" Halperin, Joan Collins Carey, Diane Piepol, and all of the members of the Executive Council and volunteers and MAKERS.


Mark Frauenfelder is a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles, and the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine (see makezine.com). He is the founder of the popular blog boingboing.net (which has won top awards for three years running at the SXSW conference) and was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998.

For several years, he wrote a monthly technology column for Playboy magazine and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, The Hollywood Reporter, and Business 2.0.
Mark is the author of several books, including The Happy Mutant Handbook (1995, Riverhead) a guide to offbeat pop culture, Mad Professor (2003, Chronicle) a book of bizarre science experiments for kids, World’s Worst (2005, Chronicle) a guide to the worst stuff on Earth, The Computer, an illustrated history of computers (2005, Carlton books), and a guide to online tricks and tips, called Rule the Web (2007, St. Martins).

His illustrations have appeared in Wired, The Industry Standard, Children’s Television Workshop, Turner Cable, and Time Warner.

Mark has a degree in mechanical engineering and worked in the diskdrive industry in the 1980s.

Jeff Boynton brings multiple Roland Microcube amps (as many 16) and distributes them throughout the entire space - on the floor, suspended with chains, sitting on shelves, etc. Each circuit bent instrument has it's own amp. It becomes a sort of "surround environment" but with way more "channels". Jeff has built dozens of amazing instruments based on discarded consumer products. He's performed at events ranging from Disney Hall openings to the Doo-Dah Parade. He was in the 80's New Wave band Wazmo Nariz and opened for The Police, Devo and the B-52's.

LA SIGGRAPH presents "Maker Night", Tuesday, June 10th, 2008. 5:30 pm - Makers Load In and Set up; 6:30-7:30pm - Social Hour Science Fair; 7:30-10:30pm - Presentation. Where: The Writers Boot Camp at Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Ave., Bldg #1, Santa Monica, CA, 90404. $20 for non SIGGRAPH members. You can join LA SIGGRAPH for $40 a year. Makers who present at this meeting will get in for free. Contact: makers@agentxray.com.