The Digigravitation event (the quarterly OSU Art & Tech department show of student projects) was well attended - and once again hosted a meeting of DorkbotColumbus members.
With current news in mind, the suggestion was made to pursue a GREEN theme for at least the early part of 2008 - and focus on a presentation event to be tied to Earth Week, observed in April 2008.
There was enthusiasm among the 15 or so attendees of the meeting, and the resolution - as if there were such things at Dorkbot meetings - passed handily.
What might make an interesting GREEN presentation?
Here are two ideas:
- In order to have fun with electricity, you have to generate it. How many Dorkbot ways might there be to create electricity and either store it temporarily, or use it to perform some odd and/or grotesque <g> function?
- The reason we have so much waste and pollution is because those attributes are designed into almost everything! If you were to start from scratch and design a functional product without pollution or waste in its production - and without waste at the end of its useful life - what might that look like?
Over the next few weeks, we will generate a call for projects, and some simple, basic rules-of-the-road. But think - how can you have fun and do "strange things with electricity" - and at the same time demonstrate principles that help keep the planet GREEN and safe!
And thanks once again to Amy Youngs and Ken Rinaldo - the OSU faculty sponsors of the Digigravitation show - for supporting DorkbotColumbus and hosting our meeting!