Thursday, March 4, 2010
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Dorkbot Buffalo kicks off March at Sugar City this Thursday. Featuring presentations by Cayden Mak and Stephanie Rothenberg.
Cayden Mak is a cyborg, game designer, theorist, and reality hacker. He is pursuing his MFA in UB’s Department of Media Study. Previously, he earned a degree from the University of Michigan in philosophy, where he studied Wittgenstein, language-games, and speech acts. Beginning this spring, he is working on a pervasive game with the Intermedia Performance Studio for the Beyond/In Western New York Biennial, commissioned by the Burchfield Penney. He writes about philosophy, games, critical pedagogy, and cyborg post-feminism (amongst other things) at thenoiseofthestreet.net
Stephanie Rothenberg’s interdisciplinary practice merges performance, installation and networked media to create provocative interactions that question the boundaries and social constructs of manufactured desires. Her recent work investigates new models of online labor and the virtualization of the global workplace. Stephanie has lectured and exhibited at venues and festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, Banff New Media Institute, ISEA and LABoral. In 2009 she received a Creative Capital grant and has recently participated in artist residencies at Eyebeam and Harvestworks in NYC. She is Associate Professor of Visual Studies at University at Buffalo.