The next OBX Connect is all about making our own technologies! What if we could stitch, weave or knit our own computers? What kinds of contraptions would you make if you had space to tinker and play? And what are the challenges to machine making in your living room?
This month we have three talks…
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre will share how their vast collection of automata inspires people to make their own machines. Becca Rose will give a rough guide to all things electronic textiles, sharing some of the interwoven histories between textiles and computers. And Ronan Lavor will share what it was like to build a full size CNC machine in his living room, and talk about its future as a community resource at OBX.
Stay with us after the talks to play with some of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre’s automata exhibits, take a look at the CNC, and try out some conductive yarns and threads!
There’ll be a pop-up bar open from 6:30 for you to buy drinks, and there might even be a mince pie or two!
About OBX Connects
OBX Connects is a new series of monthly talks and meet-ups for people working with technology. The talks are free, and open to everyone. If you are an artist, maker, technologist, engineer, dancer, musician, or curious about what we do, come along to find out more!
During the evening there will be an opportunity for you to share your ideas with the community, call out for collaborators, or perhaps plan ways to move your project forward.
Admission is FREE! However, due to limited capacity, we kindly request you to RSVP in advance
The event will be held at the Observer Building in Hastings.
The Observer Building is best reached by public transport. Buses 20 / 21 / 22 / 99 stop close by, and the train station is 0.3 miles. There is on street pay and display parking nearby.
The main entrance (on Cambridge Road) is step free, with a ramp from the pavement and there is a lift to the mezzanine floor.
Please email OBX@hastingscommons.com if you have any questions or you’d like to discuss any access needs with our team.