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September 15, 2011

Bio Natalia Guerrero

by Natalia Guerrero

Born in Colombia, raised in Latin America. Video artist and community organizer working with the use of video and photography for human rights advocacy and youth media projects. Currently working on the use of film documentaries as a personal reconstruction of memory (being your own historian), specifically with the idea that the reconstruction of memory is fragmented and dependent on the given or available information, in many ways evoked by what could be called “landscapes of memory”.

“Re-cons-tructing televisions and reprograming television channels.”

Besides building cameras as a DIY approach with communities I am also working on television circuits to make personal interventations, reconstruct personal memories and to play around with the idea of building your own television frequencies and content.

check out: Shooting Cameras for Peace, Escuela Audivisual Infantil and Ojo al Sancocho. (http://ojoalsancocho.org/)

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September 15, 2011

This Weekend – Maker Faire: NYC

by Nick Brewer

As we’ve mentioned a few times in class already, this weekend is Maker Faire. Not only does it play really well into the overall theme of the class, but it is a REALLY REALLY FUN EVENT! It is just a ton of people sharing projects and ideas. You can learn to solder for a dollar (personally I think it is a skill everybody should know), its very easy, and when you’re done you get a neat little blinking badge.

For anybody interested in meeting up as a group and checking out the grounds, I plan on attending Saturday. I’ll be there around 10:30am. Email me at brewn477(at)newschool.edu if you would like to meet up. I’ll try to coordinate everything if there are a bunch of people who would like to join me.

Location – Take the LOCAL 7 train to the 111th St. stop.

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th Street
Queens, NY 11368-2950
718-699-0005
Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

Hours

Saturday, September 17th – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 18th – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can ride in a gigantic fire breathing dragon!!!