Monday, October 17, 2011

Would you attend an automata gathering?

Would you attend an automata gathering?

Marc Horovitz, the man behind the great automata at Sidestreet Bannerworks, has created an informal questionnaire intended to gauge interest in the idea of a gathering of people who are currently making or who are interested in hand-cranked automata.

While the gathering would be open to anyone involved in or interested in mechanics, motion, kinetic sculpture, etc., the main emphasis would be on automata. The event, if it happens, might take place in Denver, Colorado, but that is not certain at this point.

By filling out his questionnaire, you are in NO WAY committing yourself to ANYTHING -- he is just trying to get an idea of interest and feasibility at this point. Personally, I think this could be a great event!

If such an gathering would interest you, please take minute or two to answer the questions on the survey. If you would like to add anything or comment further, you can email Marc Horovitz directly: handcrank at comcast dot net.

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Blogger Tess said...

Given this economy, traveling to a gathering would be hard for a lot of us, but I sure wish there was one here. I am involved in World Maker Faire New York now and there was not an automata group active up here that I know of, because I am trying to teach myself from your blog, books, kits, and the very cool Cabaret Mechanical Theater design kit. It's slow going, but I am determined to incorporate automata into some of my toy theaters. If you know of any active groups in NYC, I sure would appreciate knowing about it.

October 19, 2011 at 3:04 PM  

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