I got kind of excited by the prospect of giving a talk at Glass Curtain Gallery about how artists and hackers could work together, and demo some of the sensors and outputs we could show them how to control with a micro. I sent an email to the address in the request for submissions Jon Cates from dorkbots forwarded, and receiving no reply, looked up and left voice mail for Mark at the Gallery.
I don’t know if he’s just out of town or something, but there’s a growing possibility that what I’m offering is not of interest to them. (Though I can’t imagine how that could be!) So I’m throttling back on thinking about just what and how I’d present, but wanted to capture what had come up between my own thoughts and suggestions from other W88 folks before I stopped.
I used the open source “mind map” tool Freemind to capture and organize thoughts so far. The tool isn’t perfect (and/or I’m not a pro with it!), but it’s still pretty useful. I’d say this map’s a work in progress, but I’m trying hard to not spend any more energy on it unless I hear back from Mark.
If I do hear back, I’ll use this post to collect and polish ideas into a presentation script.
Update 4/20/12: People keep offering cool new stuff for this, and I just add it to the mind map. I rejiggered the links to the image above so I can easily export a new image and push it to where the link above points without going thru the hassle of updating this post, deleting the old image, and adding a new one.
Update 5/2/12: I got a nice note back from Mark saying he was quite interested in talking to me about the presentation, although they were quite busy until May 15 with arrangements for an earlier exhibition. I’m glad I captured my thoughts about this. Guess I can think about it again
Update 5/8/12: I just spoke with Mark. He thinks the presentation I’ve described would be a good fit for their program, and is going to discuss it with his co-curator.
There’s an exhibition that will be on display in the September-October time frame, and a part of it will be the “Research Lab” in a sort of back room. It will contain projects with explanations, demos, videos, manuals, and other resources for the students to browse. My presentation would be part of that. He pictures having it fairly early in the run of the exhibition. Doing the presentation more than once is a possibility.
Anyway, (subject to agreement from Mark’s cohort) it looks like it’s on!