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/
The event will be all about games – BYOC (Bring your own computer) gaming, Board gaming, and tabletop RPG.
The i3Detroit common space will be set up for computer gaming with plenty of power, tables, and chairs. The loft will sport a projector hooked up for console gaming (Got a vintage console you can bring?). Board games will take place in any of our multiple rooms.
If you have any kind of game people will enjoy, bring it, bring yourself, and bring your thirst for gaming. See you then!
Mark your calendars! On Sunday, January 9th, we’ll depart i3Detroit at 12:00 PM for lunch (location TBD once we get together). Around 1:15, we’ll head over to the Birmingham Ice Arena for the 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM open skate. Be sure to bring $5 for admission and $3 for rental skates if you need them (bring skates if you can, though; the online information says “limited sizes” are available).
Once we’ve had our fill, we’ll return to i3Detroit for hot chocolate, grilled cheese, and roast marshmallows. Yum!
Additional Links and Information:
Birmingham Ice Arena
2300 East Lincoln Street
Birmingham, MI 48009
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
See you then!
Attention all artists who wish to incorporate fire aspects into their art! This class is for you…
The Detroit Fire Guild and the great folks at i3 Detroit are hosting an exciting two-day seminar and workshop teaching basic practices and principles for incorporating fuel based flame effects into your work. This class is great for the beginning fire artist and always has something new for the “expert”.
The first day will consist of a classroom session where we will discuss NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes as well as NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience and other codes. We will examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts. The day will finish off by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, pilot lights, etc. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials as well as the legendary clear propane cylinder.
The second day will be a shop day where we will put what we have learned into action and create a one of a kind flame effect from the materials on hand. The best part of the class is the assembly of the effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you may like to see incorporated. This class will be fun for the artist who is thinking of incorporating a small flame element into their work, as well as the more experienced fire artist wanting to take their work to the next level.
Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man for more than 10 years, and Eric Smith, Chief Inspector for the State of Nevada Board for the Regulation of LP Gas.
Check out some pic’s of past classes
There is a fabrication & material fee for the class of $120.
Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.
Printed materials and lunch will be provided each day.
Come and join us for this weekend to hang out with other fire artists and have a blast, no pun intended. We have room for 40 and will be taking walk up registration the day of the event, space permitting. Email your name to Fuelmaster@gmail.com to reserve your place.