Book release party January 7th: Feast Your Eyes, An Illustrated Collection of Detroit’s Circus Performers
The circus comes to a coffee table near you! On January 7th, i3 Detroit will host the release party and show for member Cheryl Willard‘s new book, Feast Your Eyes, An Illustrated Collection of Detroit’s Circus Performers. The DIY workshop will be converted into a venue for some of those very performers, while members and guests alike enjoy refreshments and a show. Framed prints and a limited number of books will be available for sale. 6-9pm, public welcome, no cover.
Cheryl Willard, known locally as Spilt Sugar, has been involved with Detroit’s circus community for over 3 years, as both an aerial performer and a photographer. In Feast Your Eyes‘s 100 pages, she presents striking costumes and vivid settings, paired with intimate portraits, offering a rare behind-the-scenes peek at the individuals who make up this unique and wondrous world. Cheryl first came to i3 Detroit in 2010 seeking a place to practice her aerial routines, and joined as a member in early 2011.
About the venue:
i3 Detroit is metro Detroit’s first hackerspace, a member-run collective of do-it-yourselfers. Founded in 2009, the group maintains an 8000 sq ft workshop in Ferndale, which supports a wide variety of activities and member-run classes. Frequent activities include electronics, metalworking, podcasting, and acrobatics. Past classes have included lockpicking, welding, and circuit board design. Members have 24/7 access to the facility and the tools within, and are free to work as individuals or collaborate on almost any project. “i3″ stands for “Imagine, Innovate, and Inspire”. i3 Detroit is located at 1481 Wordsworth, Ferndale, MI 48220.
With 1 day 11 hours to go.
11:13pm Streaming live from Mission Control: Ustream
Still Raining on and off.
Helping Red Bull fix the drill press.
Yesterday’s Bottle-cap Contact Microphone class was a success thanks to CMKT 4. Attendees had the privilege of seeing a pretty cool little concert as well. i3Detroit is going to keep rocking it in the upcoming week and here’s how!
MICHIGAN SCALE MODEL BOAT CLUB MEETUP
This Saturday, March 12th, at noon, there will be a meeting up of the Michigan Scale Model Boat Club. Feel free to stop by and check it out.
ICE CARVING CLASS
Quick, before it melts!
Sunday, March 13th, at noon, member Dustin will be pulling out the chain saw for his Ice Carving Class. Students will learn basic carving techniques, texturing, and will got a little hands on experience!
PI DAY PIE PARTY
Monday is 3/14…Pi Day!!!
Let them eat Pie!
Come join us for some mathy-good fun! Bring some pie, eat some pie and be prepared to share some good old fashioned math puns.
Party starts at 7pm. Don’t forget the Cool Whip.
METAL CASTING CLASS
Does molten metal interest you? How about the chance to see someone accidentally set themselves on fire?
Then be at i3Detoit Saturday, March 19th at 1pm to attend Alex Drummer’s Metal Casting Class. Kits will be available for purchase that will allow for 2 pewter castings.
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Members of i3 Detroit will be hosting a panel at ConFusion this coming weekend.
ConFusion runs from Friday January 21st to Sunday, January 23rd at the Detroit Marriott in Troy, 200 W. Big Beaver Rd.
The Panel will be held Sunday, January 23 @ 12pm in Salon E.
The panel is called ”The Age of the Hacker: A Primer to Hackerspaces and DIY Culture.”
Excerpt from Program Book: “Hackers (not computer thieves, but rather the imaginative practitioners of the do-it-yourself mentality) are on the rise. The Internet has made all manner of technology more accessible and cost-effective to the ordinary hobbyist, providing everything from free project diagrams to cheap pneumatic valves. As a direct result, more people are exploring the world of at-home machining, crafting, and electronics-for-fun, profit, and home repair. Most of all they are getting out of their garages and into communities called hackerspaces, where they work, share, and learn together. Join a few members from i3Detroit as they explain the hackerspace phenomenon, demonstrate a few projects, and show you that we truly live in the Age of the Hacker.”
Panelists include: Nick Britsky, Ted Hansen, Brad McMahon, and Ross Smith.
For more information about ConFusion, check out http://confusion.stilyagi.org/
Congrats to the newest tcgeeks blogger, Brad. He is a founding member of i3 Detroit and will be writing hack & tech related stories for the iPad for them starting with his first post this past weekend (11/28/2010).
He has a pretty awesome profile somewhere on the site but I couldn’t find it.
Good luck and congrats!!
Link to Post: http://www.tcgeeks.com/ipad-jailbreak-4-2-1-redsnow/
phone: (248) 906-8473
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