Oct 2, 2011
Chris Weisbart is an artist, hardware hacker and multimedia developer at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles where he spends his time making exhibits that glow, talk, animate and interact with the public. While his typical habitat is in dark corners of the museum where light and projection can be carefully controlled, he is taking one month of Sundays and bringing his various electronic components and gadgetry out of the cave and into the light for the public to see first hand how some of these effects are created.
Joining him most days will be various collaborators and co-conspirators who will unite under the sole purpose of showing people that technology is not something to be afraid of, but instead something that can be beaten with submission using a soldering iron and some carefully placed whacks with a hammer.
Since it is October, the prospective projects he will be tinkering with on-site will probably have a ghoulish theme (Halloween, after all, is the multimedia developers favorite holiday), but there will be some hastily glued together projects such as holograms and hovercrafts and possibly even some robotically re-animated stuffed animals.
Join him and spend some time spinning old junk and bits of plastic into unique new creations… just be careful, like all zoo animals Chris and his cohorts do actually bite.