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  • Amber Case 2:48 am on July 29, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , electronics, , humanity, location, , , tech, unconference   

    Get ready for CyborgCamp Portland 2012! Nov 3rd from 9:30Am-6Pm 

    CyborgCamp is Back!

    Our last event in 2010 was a big hit, and it’s time to do it again! This year’s CyborgCamp will be a full day of conference and unconference sessions, fun, food and great people together to talk about the future of humans and technology. Three scheduled speakers will give talks on biomedical engineering, cybernetic control systems and the stock market, and quantified self. The rest of the day will be unconference sessions. Full details will be announced soon!

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    What is CyborgCamp?

    CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We’ll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

    When?

    CyborgCamp Portland 2012 will be from Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 9:30am–6pm (calagator link).

    Location

    Geoloqi HQ
    920 SW 3rd Ave #400
    Portland, Oregon 97204, US (map)

    Tickets Available Now!

    http://cyborgcamp2012.eventbrite.com. Capacity is 60 at Geoloqi HQ.

    Ticket Price

    Event is $12 to cover breakfast and lunch. Scholarship tickets are available upon request.

    Want to Speak, Volunteer or Sponsor?

    Contact @caseorganic for more details and to volunteer, speak or sponsor.

     
  • Willow Bloo 2:33 pm on June 7, 2012 Permalink
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    Announcing CyborgCamp Seattle 2012! 

    CyborgCamp Seattle is Back!

    CyborgCamp is an unconference about the future of the relationship between humans and technology. We’ll discuss topics such as social media, design, code, inventions, web 2.0, twitter, the future of communication, cyborg technology, anthropology, psychology, and philosophy.

    Where and When?

    Jigsaw Renaissance
    815 Seattle Blvd S.
    Seattle, King, WA 98134 (map)

    September 8th, 2012 from 10:00am to 21:00pm.

    Register Now!

    You can get your tickets while they’re still available at cyborgcampsea12.eventbrite.com/. We hope you’ll join us!

    Want to Speak or Sponsor?

    We’d love to have you as a sponsor or speaker! Simply get in touch with Willow. Want a free ticket? We’re now accepting blog entries on topics related to cyborg culture in exchange for tickets. Want to speak? Send us a speech descriptions to apply as a guaranteed speaker!

     
  • Amber Case 5:29 am on October 4, 2010 Permalink
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    CyborgCamp 2010 is Over! 

    Thanks so much to everyone who came to CyborgCamp! The tickets completely sold out and the conference was packed with amazing people. Thanks especially to Doc Normal and his crew for an epic livestream of the entire event. They are now working on video files of all of the conference sessions in the main room.

    Thank you.

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    Be sure to check out podcaster Bret Bernhoft’s Official CyborgCamp Media Mini Series. It has short podcasts with most of the CyborgCamp speakers, some audience members, and photos and videos too.  Thanks to Bret for his hard work and fast turnaround!

    CyborgCamp could not have happened without you. Whether you attended, volunteered, sponsored or spoke, you made the event great for everyone else. Thank you so much for your time, for attending, and for adding your brain to the event.

    I’d like to thank the core team as individually as possible:

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    Volunteers

    Perry Wagle
    Becky Washington
    Nate Angell
    Julie Baumler
    Reid Beels
    Dan Gartman
    Mark Dilley
    Don Park
    Audrey Watters
    Tyler Gillies
    Nathan DiNiro
    Zach Moser
    Micky Matthews
    Whitney Walker

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    Speakers

    Marshall Kirkpatrick
    Tyler Sticka
    Mathew Lippincott
    Sally Applin
    Max Ogden
    David Molnar
    Willow Brugh
    P. Mark Anderson

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    Sponsors

    Palm
    Tropo
    Webtrends
    3DAR
    ADi
    nozzlmedia
    geoloqi
    artwells.com
    AboutUs
    Fashionbuddha
    Vertigo
    Robot Geek
    Longbottom Coffee and Tea, Inc.
    Spring Creek Coffee House
    Nedspace

    Media

    Livestreaming – Doc Normal and Team
    Podcasting and Video – Brett Bernhoft
    Abraham Hyatt – ReadWriteWeb
    Rick Turoczy – Silicon Florist
    Ron Knox – Willamette Week

    Photographers

    Mark Colman
    Daniel Root

    Phone Giveaway

    Josh Marinacci, Palm

    Medonis Engineering

    Maxwell the Robot

    Tropo Open Gov Hackathon Team

    Jason Goecke
    Chris Matthieu

    City of Portland

    Rick Nixon
    Skip Newberry

    In conclusion

    I forgot a lot of things, and I’d like to know how to make this conference better in the future. What did you like? What did you miss? Is there anything you’d like to see in the future? Let us know. We’ll try to incorporate it into the conference in the future!

    Image credit: Mark Colman Photo

     
    • Bret Bernhoft 6:48 am on October 4, 2010 Permalink

      It was a blast being at the conference and I hope to be at next years.

  • Amber Case 6:08 am on October 1, 2010 Permalink
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    CyborgCamp Events for Friday, Saturday and Sunday 

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    Fri, Oct 1, 6:00-9:00pm

    CyborgCamp Pre-party/GPS Art Show

    Grassy Knoll Gallery 123 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, Oregon

    Join us for free food, drink, dj and interactive art in celebration and anticipation of CyborgCamp Portland 2010.

    Free – no need to register or attend CyborgCamp to attend.

    Gallery website: http://grassyknollgallery.com


    cyborgcamp-portland-2010_001-300x91Sat, Oct 2, 9:00am – 6:00pm

    CyborgCamp Portland 2010

    Webtrends
    851 SW Sixth Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97204

    The main conference. Food! Drink! Speakers and topics, people and things! Lots of schwag, a balcony that overlooks downtown Portland, and a unique and curious experience. There will be a drawing for prizes at the end of the day as well.

    Schedule: http://portland.cyborgcamp.com/schedule/


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    Sun, Oct 3, 8:30am – 6:30pm

    Open Government Hackathon Competition

    NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th between Couch and Davis

    Free – no need to register or attend CyborgCamp to participate.

    • You can participate as a team or as an individual.
    • Best app to use Geoloqi and Tropo wins. $1,000 in prizes.
    • Free food, drink all day.

    Register: http://loqi.me/hk2010

     
  • Amber Case 3:38 am on September 11, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: civic apps, , , ,   

    Post-CyborgCamp Open Government Hackathon: 8 Hours of Open Source Action on Sunday, Oct. 3rd! 

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    Join us on Sunday for a 8-hour hackathon to see who can build the best open government application in just one day!

    It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners by the Hackathon Partners. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and beer will be available throughout the day, and there will be high speed Internet access and comfortable couches.

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    REGISTER HERE

    Schedule

    • Breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:30am, followed by Lunch at Noon.
    • Coding will stop at 5:30pm, and teams and individuals will demo their apps.
    • Prizes will be awarded at 6:30Ppm.

    Location

    nedspace-open-government1NedSpace Old Town, 117 NW 5th between Couch and Davis.

    Backspace is right downstairs, Davis Street Tavern is right next door, there’s a parking lot across the street, and it’s right on the MAX line.

    Who Should Attend?

    Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders, interaction designers, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data.

    Although the sprint takes place On Oct 3rd after CyborgCamp Portland, you don’t have to be attending the conference to join us.

    Participation is free and open to anyone… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accommodate.

    What’s Going to Happen?tropo-logo

    There will be organizers onsite to help get things rolling. At 5:30pm, each app will be evaluated by the Hackathon Partners and prizes will be awarded to those teams or individuals that develop the best applications in the 8 hour. Participants need not show up right at 8:30am, but those who do will have the most time to code!

    Hackathon Partners

    Partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They’re also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners. If your organization has tools or services that you think would be useful to the Hackathon, contact @aaronpk or @caseorganic and we’ll see about adding you to the list:

    • Tropo – Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know.
    • Geoloqi – A secure, real-time mobile and web platform for location sharing.

    REGISTER HERE

     
  • Amber Case 6:16 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: cybernetic, matthew lippincott, , , sewage   

    Mathew Lippincott to speak on Mechanical Intestines and Cybernetic Waste Management 

    matthew-lippincott-cyborgcamp-portland-2010-250x300Mathew Lippincott is doing amazing things with balloons, like building ones that can take aerial photos of the Gulf of Mexico. He’s also toxicologist and the one to ask if you’re curious about the plastics in your house or car. One of his strongest areas is in the field of waste management and sewage systems.

    Sewage is something everyone contributes to but never sees. It’s an important part of everyday life, but it is rarely discussed. This is why Matthew Lippincott is going to speak about it. If we’re lucky, he might show a few DIY aeiral photography balloons as well.

    Abstract of Mathew’s talk:

    Your toilet is the human interface for a baroque yet ineffective mechanical system whose outdated and moralizing logic is re-enforced with every flush. This talk will cover the class-based ideologies of hygiene and control that drove installations of municipal sewage in the 19th century, and what “waste” management might look like in a networked world conscious of biology.

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    Who is Mathew Lippincott?

    A designer and artist residing in Portland, Mathew’s work addresses augmentation, autonomy, and aerospace. Recent projects include balloon construction and commodity plastics assessment with Grassroots Mapping and de-digitizing animation processes with Fernando Renes. With partner Molly Danielsson, he is currently launching the Cloacina project, an all-out assault on sewage systems. Mathew and Molly also work with partner organizations PHLUSH and ReCode Oregon. Lippincott’s work has been displayed in Portland, LA, New York, Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid.

    DIY Aerial Photography

    Here’s a video of Lippincott’s super cheap DIY aerial photography balloon project. He sent a bunch of these with Max Ogden to MIT kids who used them to photography the oil spill in the gulf of Mexico.

    Here he inflates a DIY balloon using a hair dryer.

    Read more about it on Mathew’s Blog.

    Grassroots Mapping PDX 6/26/2010: helium flight from mathew lippincott on Vimeo.

     
  • Amber Case 9:58 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink
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    Keynote: Marshall Kirkpatrick on Information Systems, Humans and Machines 

    marshall-kirkpatrick-cyborgcamp-portland-2010-228x300In my opinion, Marshall Kirkpatrick and his work at Read Write Web represents the future of Journalism. But don’t take my word for it, you’re going to be able to see him speak at CyborgCamp. Marshall will talk about how new kinds of human and machine systems can be combined for fun, profit, competitive advantage, career advancement and to change the world.

    Journalism, Information, and Time and Space Compression

    Marshall is someone who can bend time and space. He can reduce the amount of time required to get information from place to another. He can architect machines that allow information to flow to a single point, or a series of points, where they can be best digested and written about. This is why it is a great honor for me to announce that Marshall Kirkpatrick will be keynoting CyborgCamp Portland 2010.

    I was introduced to Marshall around 2.5 years ago during lunch at a small restaurant in SE Portland. Almost immediately, I felt my brain speeding up just by talking to him. Here was someone, I thought, who really, really understood what was going on right now and in the future. But that’s not why I found him to be so epic. What really made me happy was that he applied it. Every day Marshall pushes the human limits of what’s able to be done with humans, information, and technology. That’s why it is so exciting to have him speak at CyborgCamp this year.

    About Marshall K

    Marshall Kirkpatrick is Co-Editor and Lead Writer of ReadWriteWeb, one of the leading technology blogs on the web and a syndication partner of the New York Times. He specializes in covering magical geeky things on the internet and likes to translate forward-looking technical developments into accessible language so that non-technical power users, early adopters and developers can grasp the excitement of development platforms. He also writes about privacy, user data and how to build a career out of little more than clever ways to poke RSS feeds. You can follow him on Twitter @marshallk.

    About Read Write Web

    ReadWriteWeb provides web technology news, reviews and analysis to an intelligent audience of web enthusiasts, early adopters and innovators.  See it in action at http://www.readwriteweb.com.

    Did you get your tickets yet?

    There are still tickets available, but you should probably get yours soon, as they are evaporating quickly! For $10 you get breakfast, lunch, drinks, a pre-party and an entire day of events.

     
    • Marshall Kirkpatrick 10:05 pm on August 30, 2010 Permalink

      Wow, Amber, thanks – I’d better get fired up before arriving in order to live up to such an introduction! Prepare for time and space to get bent! 😉

  • Amber Case 4:01 am on August 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: civic web, couch db, geo, max ogden, nopoconi, , open source, ,   

    Max Ogden to speak at CyborgCamp about Maps, Sharing, and the Civic Web 

    max-ogden-cyborgcamp-portland-211x300We’re proud to announce the addition of another featured speaker at CyborgCamp Portland 2010: Max Ogden! He’s going to speak on maps, sharing, and the civic web. Expect a humorous and informative ride through a new way of looking at data, government and open source.

    Meet Max!

    Max Ogden is a developer, open government, Geo and CouchDB enthusiast from Portland, OR. His name is becoming synonymous with open government applications community, especially in Portland, where  with he recently won the Civic Apps award for best overall utilization of data with his site PDXAPI, a developer interface to civic geo datasets in Portland, OR. He recently gave a presentation called ‘Building an open geo-wiki using GeoCouch’ at Ignite Spatial Boston (slides here).

    Last weekend, Max Ogden and Reid Beels participated in an open government hackathon in Seattle, Washington. They built an app in less than 24 hours and won the competition for best use of Tropo, an open API for SMS, E-mail and Speech. Their app allowed one to draw a shape on a map and subscribe to SMS alerts for things that happen inside that shape. Max’s friend Russell Branca is building a companion version to PDXAPI for the city of Seattle!

    Max has a rediculously curious beard, enjoys root beer, hacks on tons of projects in his spare time and likes to ride his bike all over town. You can find him Monday nights hacking at @nopoconi (also known as the North Portland Coder’s Night) at Lucky Lab Tap Room on North Killingsworth.

    You can follow Max Ogden on Twitter @maxogden, or check out PDXAPI!

     
  • Amber Case 8:04 pm on August 10, 2010 Permalink
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    Come one, come all! CyborgCamp Portland Planning Meeting 

    cyborgcamp-planning-produce-row-300x198Come and plan CyborgCamp Portland 2010! We’re looking for sponsors, speaker ideas and volunteers, and quick! CyborgCamp is happening soon! Only a few months until Oct. 2nd.

    Come to produce row to see new and old faces, have some beer and tasty food, and talk about the next iteration of CyborgCamp.

    What?

    CyborgCamp Planning Meeting

    When?

    Tuesday August 17, 2010 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

    Where?

    Produce Row
    204 SE Oak St.
    Portland, Oregon

    Get Directions

    RSVP on Upcoming

    Sign up on the Wiki!

    If you haven’t yet, sign up on the new CyborgCamp wiki! The volunteer page is here.

     
  • Amber Case 2:22 am on August 10, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: human condition, popular culture, , , tyler sticka   

    Featured Speaker: Tyler Sticka on Popular Culture Mirroring the Human Condition 

    tyler-sticka-cyborgcamp-2010We are proud to accounce that Tyler Sticka will be giving a featured speech at CyborgCamp Portland 2010! More details to come soon.

    About Tyler Sticka

    Tyler Sticka is a designer, artist, speaker, educator and Senior Experience Designer at Waggener Edstrom Studio D. Apprenticed at the Art Center College of Design while still in high school, the prospects of the web and new media enticed him to earn a Bachelor of Science in Interactive Media Design from the Art Institute of Portland. He has since produced work for clients such as Microsoft, McAfee, Providence Health & Services, Synnex and many more. He is the creator of the award-winning Twitter mashups Portwiture and TweetPlus. His Flash game Ramps was a featured Download Squad “time waster” and has been enjoyed by nearly a million players on this site alone.
    Always enthusiastic to share his ideas and stimulate discussion, Tyler has taught design, typography and web standards classes at the Art Institute of Portland, and has presented his thoughts on interaction design, comics and modern art at WebVisions, DevGroup NW, Refresh Portland and WordCamp Portland. After deadlines are met, Tyler possesses a great affinity for comic books and rock n’ roll.

    You can learn more about Tyler Sticka at http://tylersticka.com/about/

     
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