1. Eric is a musician, artist, engineer and programmer and the founder and Executive Director of LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon; a Diploma in Music Synthesis (Magna Cum Laude) from Berklee College of Music; and an MS in Computer Science from New York University. He has over 20 years of music and arts programming, engineering and performance experience in the areas of interactive music and graphics systems, alternative controllers, networked multimedia environments and robotics.

    Eric will ramble on about musical robots, interactive art, guerilla street performance, pyrotechnics and whatever else happens to come to his mind.

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  2. Lenka is an artist, recently moved to Pittsburgh from London, England. Her work investigates the poetry of labour expended toward epic, utopian, often impossible tasks. In recent projects she searched for and photographed the 613 people mentioned in a German newspaper (Local Newspaper), hand-numbered 7000 stones (7,000 Stones), filmed one person of each age from 1 – 100 (People in Order), re-organised the 4100 words of President Bush’s Axis of Evil speech into alphabetical order (Qaeda, quality, question, quickly, quickly, quiet) and is currently writing a hand-written letter to every household in the world (Mysterious Letters).

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  3. Melissa is a pianist and composer who has toured the United States both solo and with ensembles several times over. Specializing in prepared piano work of John Cage, she has used those works as a jumping-off point into her own composing work utilizing piano hacking and live electronic manipulation. Melissa will talk about and demonstrate the Prepared Piano. Audience members are invited to bring their own preparations for the piano, and she will demonstrate appropriate ways to incorporate most, or all, of these implements in the process of finding your own piano sound

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  4. Larisa Mann / DJ Ripley: Larisa is a Fellow, Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies, at Berkeley Law, her research for a forthcoming PhD in Jurisprudence and Social Policy) situates a specific local culture of music-making within modern global colonial capitalism through examining music-making’s relationship to copyright law. As Larisa, she will give a dorkbot presentation on her research.

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  5. Matt Gray was born in Australia, grew up in Canada, the UK, Australia, Singapore & Hong Kong. He trained as an actor, and worked in Canada the UK and the States as Actor, Director and Sound Designer. He has taught acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and Carnegie Mellon. In addition to teaching acting, Matt has directed theatrical productions across Europe, including Edinburgh, London, Amsterdam & Berlin. Since arriving in Pittsburgh, Matt has been exploring the role of technology in live performance. He continues to direct ‘conventional’ theatrical productions, including CRIME & PUNISHMENT and Harold Pinter’s THE HOTHOUSE, both at Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (PICT). Matt’s current interests involve artificial intelligence in performance and the history of performance pedagogy as a testing/coding platform for new technology.

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