17th December 2020 on Zoom
What's it about?
We’ve got two awesome speakers this month.
Mohit Bhoite will be talking about Artistic Sculptures and Cathrin
Mohit Bhoite – An artistic exploration into building Internet connected circuit sculptures:
Mohit will be talking about building free-formed circuit sculptures, and how anyone with the right tools can get involved in this art form. We’ll explore ways to make these sculptures interact with the environment around them, and fetch information over the internet.
Cathrin Machin – Bringing the Stars Closer Through Art and Tech:
Join Cathrin Machin, the talent behind the world’s most successful Kickstarter art campaign, as she talks about realizing her childhood dream of exploring the space, sharing the beauty of the universe through art, and maximizing the power of the Internet to promote a shared passion.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW!
Please note. Neither the speaker nor the Nottingham IoT Meetup are responsible for any damage to any components or hardware you may bring along.
Note also that the equipment at the event remains the property of the speaker(s), and is for demo purposes only.
About Our Speakers:
Mohit Bhoite works as a senior hardware engineer at Particle, where he designs and builds their flagship IoT products. He is also an avid maker who dedicates his personal time to building free-formed electronic sculptures primarily out of brass.
He combines his background in electronics and robotics to create static and kinematic sculptures that convey information fetched over the internet through sound, light, and motion.
These sculptures sometimes take on an anthropomorphic form thereby leading the viewer to attach personalities and emotions to them.
Mohit holds a master’s degree in Robotics from the University of Pennsylvania. He spent his time there as a research assistant at the ModLab helping build the next generation of modular robotics. For his master’s thesis he researched on rapid robot prototyping using binary foams.
Prior to this, he worked at a startup in Mumbai, India, developing robotic kits and conducting STEM focused workshops for high school and university students all across the country.
Cathrin Machin is one of Australia’s fastest growing contemporary artist, with a reputation for boldly engaging the primal questions covering the basis of reality and existence.
Born in Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England in 1986 – the youngest child of an inventive hard-working couple who ran a small clothing business attached to the family home. From an early age, Cathrin spent countless hours contemplating the stars and watching science documentaries, leading to a life-long obsession with science, reality, and the depths of space.
Where will we be meeting:
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we’ll now be holding our meetings on Zoom.
We’ll be kicking off at 18:30 for an open networking chat on Zoom, before kicking our talk off at 7PM.
You can join the Zoom Meeting by simply going to the following URL & following the Prompts;
We’ll be password protecting the meetup to help prevent “ZoomBombing”. We’ll be sending out an email to people that have RSVP’d around 5.30pm UK Time on the day, so make sure to check your emails!
Before that, do feel free to head over to https://zoom.us & create yourself an account as well as downloading the client to your favourite machine!
We’ll also be streaming the Meetup on YouTube.