Our newest Kickstarter campaign: Circuit Benders’ Ball Columbus
We have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for our first Circuit Benders’ Ball Columbus, a one-day event that celebrates the gentle art of tearing apart your electronic toys and gadgets and reconfiguring them into a musical instrument or artwork – i.e. break it to make it. Our inspirations are the Bent Festival in Brooklyn, NY and the original Circuit Benders’ Ball in Nashville. Our event will take place on March 31st 2012 from 1pm to 12 midnight at the Columbus Idea Foundry, a 10,000 square foot workshop, educational center, hackerspace superieur, artists’ community and business incubator. Our Kickstarter page has more juicy details (plus a video) – please check it out!
Workshops (topics TBA) will run from 1pm – 4pm, and the performances will begin at 6pm. Performers include:
- Hardon Collider (aka Brendan Muccillo) – Cincy
- Michael Una – Chicago
- Mike Hancock – Cincy
- Ring Toss Twins (aka John Dinger and Nick Heimer) – MN
- Talking Computron (aka Alex Deeba) – MN
- Thriftsore Boratorium (aka 1/2 Mang and thejunkyardcatalyst)
- Space Gun Bunny (aka Mark Hoffman) – IN
All donations will go toward performer and instructor compensation, travel expenses for the out-of-town performers, and workshop materials. Any funds we receive over our goal will go toward bringing in additional performers and instructors – so please feel free to help us make our first circuit bending festival event bigger and better than we envisioned! Thank you for your support!