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FRIDAY NIGHT TALK w/
JAMES POWDERLY (itp alumnus)
Friday, Sept. 21st at 6:30 p.m.
Refreshments at 6 p.m.
On Friday, September 21st, James Powderly will present, as fact,
everything he has overheard about planetary science, robots,
graffiti, being internetfamo.us, Home X and Hip-hop, with special
guest appearances from notable ITP alumni all-stars. punch and pie.
James Powderly is an amateur dorking-around in the fringes of
robotics, graffiti, tattoos, chemistry, net art and rock n roll.
Since 2005, James has been developing experimental creative
technologies and media for the public domain as a Research Fellow in
the Eyebeam R&D OpenLab. Prior to coming to Eyebeam, he was an
engineer and the Director of Technology Development at Honeybee
Robotics, a Manhattan-based NASA contractor. He was a part of the
team that developed the Mars Exploration Rover’s Rock Abrasion Tool
and built a wall drilling robot for Diller + Scofidio’s retrospective
at the Whitney Museum of American Art. For his own work, James has
been awarded a few grants, fellowships, commissions and awards,
including an Award of Distinction in 2006 from Ars Electronica for co-
founding the Graffiti Research Lab. His projects can be found in the
MoMA and at Sundance in 2008, year-round on the web, forever on the
surface of Mars and, sporadically, on other people’s property all
over the world. James lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the
Communication Design and Technology program at Parsons the New School
for Design. I am James Powderly and I approve of this message.