December Fellow Talk (Boston): “Tools for Improved Social Interacting”

January 12, 2010

Awesome Foundation for Arts and Sciences and dorkbot-boston Present: Lauren McCarthy: Tools for Improved Social Interacting DATE: Fri, Jan 15, 7-9PM (Free and Open to the Public) VENUES: The talk will be at sprout’s offices (339R Summer Street, Somerville, MA – just outside of Davis Square T). It’s set back from the street, down the driveway to the right of 339 Summer Street (the “R” stands for “Rear”). Reception to follow at The Spirit Bar (2046 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA – near Porter Square T) on Mass Ave and Creighton across the street from the Hess station. TOPIC: Lauren McCarthy will present her latest work of wearable devices. Funded in part by The Awesome Foundation, her Tools for Improved Social Interacting are items of clothing that use sensors and electronics to train the wearer to better adapt to expected social behaviors. The Tools for Improved Social Interacting are a “Series of wearable devices that use sensors to condition the behavior of the wearer to better adapt to expected social behaviors.” Guests are encouraged to bring their own projects to participate in OpenDork after her talk, a show-and-tell of people doing strange things with electricity. Art and technology projects at all stages… read more →

October Fellowship Awards Party

October 12, 2009

Hey there! As per usual, we’re having an awards ceremony/party this coming weekend. Won’t you join us? Thx, Mgmt. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences and The Information Superhighway Cordially Invite You To… COTTON CANDY CANNON: THE WEAPON OF THE FUTURE An Awards Ceremony & Party September 17th, 2009, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM For all you completionists, the details are cross-posted on Facebook & Upcoming. Betahouse, 13 Magazine Street, Cambridge MA *Please note: we’re switching the event location this month.* Price =  free. You can expect beverages, food, ideas, cool people, & a big ceremonial check. This month, we are extremely proud to award our October Awesome Fellowship to Josh Gordonson, whose plan is to construct a handheld cotton candy cannon that can “coat a rotating human in a cotton candy cocoon in one-three minutes.” Need we say more? Read more about the proposal here. Come celebrate with us, meet the fellow and our micro-trustees. We’ll be talking about and hear what we’re scheming for the future, and answer your questions about how you can apply for the next round of Awesome grants coming out in October. To submit to be the Awesome Fellow for October, please drop us a line by the 10/15/09…. read more →