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Handmade Computer Workshop

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NEW INC

231 Bowery

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NEW INC, the New Museum's incubator for art, design and technology, in collaboration with Futureworks NYC, is pleased to present the "Handmade Computer" workshop, developed and led by artist Taeyoon Choi.

What is a "computer," really? "Computer" is an idea that’s evolved over time. The sleek machines we use day-to-day are made from elements extracted from the earth, and every bit of data is actually something, somewhere. And underneath the operating systems, there’s a history that needs to be examined.

Let’s build a computer by soldering electronic components! We may find an elegance in the abstraction and repetition of computational logic that can only be described as “poetic.”

The 1-Bit Computer Kit is an open-source tool and curriculum for making computing more accessible, developed at NEW INC by Taeyoon Choi in collaboration with Pedro Oliveria.

This workshop will include soldering and basic programming. Materials will be provided. No coding or soldering experience necessary to participate. Advanced participants interested in exploring the poetics of computers are very welcome!


About Taeyoon Choi:

Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that often form the basis for storytelling in public spaces. His projects were presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He co-founded the School for Poetic Computation where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes.


About Futureworks Shops:

Futureworks Shops provides New Yorkers with prototyping and production credits, access to coworking opportunities, studio time, mentorship, and events across the city. At each of the Shops, you’ll find advanced manufacturing machinery, an engaged, supportive community, and expert leaders. No more wondering where you can create the next great product or iterate on your existing one. It’s all right here. Shops include A/D/O in Greenpoint, Bronx Innovation Factory in Fordham Heights, Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator in Bed-Stuy, Collab in Hudson Square, Craftsman Ave in Gowanus, NEW INC in Nolita, NYDesigns in Long Island City, Voodoo Manufacturing in Bushwick, and Zahn Innovation Center in Hamilton Heights. Futureworks Shops is part of NYCEDC's Futureworks NYC initiative and is spearheaded by collaboration agency SecondMuse.

Futureworks NYC is a key component of the City’s Industrial Action Plan to help emerging and existing manufacturers promote, adopt, and create advanced technologies and increase local production. To ensure these technologies are made accessible to all New Yorkers, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) created Futureworks NYC as a platform of shared resources from educational programming to access to equipment and space, and connections within the growing community. Join us on Instagram, Twitter and through our newsletter.”


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