Holiday Hackshop 2007

Event Type: 
workshop
Event Type: 
youth program
Start Date: 
1 Dec 2007
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Programming Series: 
Holiday Hackshop

Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season, Eyebeam will transform into a high-tech version of the North Pole, with a day of artist-led workshops and DIY activities for people of all ages. The fourth annual Holiday Hackshop will feature toy hacking, heirloom vegetable planting and seed preservation; workshops about alternative energy generation; plus a few of the old favorites.

Self-portrait snowglobes, anyone?

Workshop Schedule:

Title: “Automata”
Artist: Mouna Andraos
Materials: $10
Times: 1.30PM, 4PM
Length: 2 hours

Sign up: 10 people per workshop (open to all ages, recommended that those eight years and younger are accompanied by an adult).
Task: Create a small physical animation, powered by a hand crank—a riff off traditional automata making, but with cardboard, as opposed to wood.

 

Title: “Heirloom seed planting and packaging”
Artist: Leah Gauthier
Materials: $5
Times: 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM, 5PM
Length: 30 minutes

Sign up: Five people per session (open to all ages).
Task: Design, hand decorate, and fill packets with of heirloom seeds for distribution far and wide. The group will also learn to plant seeds and think of different urban environments (such as pots on sunny fire escapes!) to plant.

 

Title: “LED Popsicle Stick Photo Frames”
Artist: Randy Sarafan
Materials: $10
Times: 1.30PM, 4PM
Length: 2 hours

Sign up: 12 people (open to all ages, but children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult).
Task: Create a truly special photo frame for you and/or your loved ones, with this brighter twist on the popsicle stick frame.

 

Title: “Make Your Own Wearable Photoshop Clothing”
Artist: Jeff Crouse
Materials: $20
Times: 1.30PM, 4PM
Length: 2 hours

Sign up: Eight people (open to all ages, but children under eight years, must be accompanied by an adult).
Task: Eyebeam's new large-format printer is primed and ready for you to create your own fun-infused fashion. You will be provided with ready-made templates, but the rest is up to you. Gather images from the net, take pictures with our digital cameras, and put it all together in Photoshop to create a design. Creative support will be in abundance to help with ideas, such as mapping Youtube stills onto a jacket, or your favorite chair onto a pair of pants. Printing will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes once the design is done.

 

Title: “Forays Into the Future: Snow globes”
Artist: Jerry Juarez
Materials: $10
Times: 1.30PM, 4PM
Length: 2 hours

Sign up: 10 people (open to all ages, but children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult).
Task: We know the future aims to be green, but please join Forays to reproduce the present inside a snowdome. Create a polluted city, an island of multi-color trash, melting polar scenes, or the remains of your imaginary city. Participants can laser-cut ready-made files of cities, trees and other images, and then hack $2 bicycle safety lights to add spotlighting to the bleakness contained within the domes.

 

Title: “TV-B-Gone”
Artist: Limor Fried
Materials: $20
Times: 1.30PM, 4PM
Length: 2 hours

Sign up: 10 people (open to all ages, but children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult).
Task: Tired of all those LCD TVs everywhere? Want a break from advertisements while you're trying to eat? Want to zap screens from across the street? Then TV-B-Gone is what you need! This ultra high-powered version of the popular TV-B-Gone is fun to make and even more fun to use. Just point and click to turn any TV off!