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Borg Like Me: An Evening with Gareth Branwyn @ Fab Lab DC

FAB LAB DC

Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Join us for a fun and enlightening evening with cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn. Gareth will be discussing and reading from the book he's currently working on, Borg Like Me (& Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems). The former Editorial Director of MAKE magazine, and a former editor at Wired, Mondo 2000, and bOING bOING (print), Gareth has been living and reporting on tech- and "sidestream" culture for over 30 years. Borg Like Me is a collection of his best work, with previously unpublished material, and deep introductions to each article that tell the backstory of its inception and what was going on at the time, in the culture at large, and in Gareth's own personal spheres. The book promises to be an fascinating chronicle of one author's intense, passionate, and sometimes crazy trip along the bleeding edges of art, technology, and culture at the turn of the 21st century.
 
Gareth will read excerpts from the book, discuss its scope and how it came about, and talk about his current Kickstarter campaign (link: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1141078539/borg-like-me-the-writings-of-gareth-branwyn) for it, offering valuable insights into what he's learning about crowdfounding and self-publishing.
 
More About Gareth (from his Kickstarter page):
 
I came of of age in a hippie commune, worked as a printer, artist, and author in underground and zine publishing, I've been on the Internet since before it had a name, and wrote the first book about the Web (Mosaic Quick Tour). I was a founding column editor for Wired (Jargon Watch), an editor at bOING bOING (when it was a print magazine) and a section editor for Mondo 2000. I was married to musician Pam Bricker (of Thievery Corporation) and helped her self-publish much of her own music. I was also the Assistant Director of Patch Adams' Gesundheit Institute for ten years. I worked at MAKE magazine for five years, most recently as their Editorial Director. I've done a lot of living n' loving in my 50+ years (never you mind the hard number) and I've been taking notes the entire time. In this book, by combining previously published work and entirely new material, I'm going to piece together and explain some of that journey, hopefully sharing some of what I've learned along the way.
 
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1418 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC 20002

Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)


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In the spirit of MIT’s Fab Lab community outreach project, FAB LAB DC is a high-tech, fabrication laboratory/community workshop in the heart of the Nation’s Capital to advance creativity, innovation, and collaborative projects. 

FAB LAB DC fosters the creative community by providing access to digital fabrication technology, rapid prototyping, and the global Fab Lab network. Fab Labs enable people to use technology to create, experiment and produce, shifting the paradigm away from people merely “consuming” technology toward using technology to create solutions. 

With a focus on life-long learning and emphasis on investigative teamwork, FAB LAB DC is bringing a range of educational opportunities for people of all ages, including access to the international Fab Lab network and Fab Academy, which extend opportunities for information sharing, research, and broader social impact.

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