Photo Credit: Jef Nickerson
Wednesday, February 16th, 2011, 5:30 – 8pm
AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap)
Providence-based Tellart isn’t just one of the pioneers of the “Internet of Things” – they also are weaving the human experience into what would otherwise be a soulless web of networked smart objects. Join us Wednesday for 2011′s second geek dinner – featuring Tellart.
Founded by RISD and Brown graduates in 2000, Tellart is inspired by both the Rhode Island Industrial Revolution and the history of RISD and Brown. With dozens, if not hundreds, of projects under their belts, they have made the web physical in their work with clients, students, and the maker community of Rhode Island (both Rhode Island Mini Maker Faires featured life-sized remakes of games such as PONG and Frogger!).
At Wednesday’s Geek Dinner, Tellart co-Founder Matt Cottam will give an overview of Tellart’s history, show off a project or two, and share their vision, hopes, and dreams for an Internet of Things.
Please RSVP at Facebook – and while you’re there please join our Facebook group. And if you want to join our very-low-volume email announcement send an email to Jack Templin, firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and affiliation.
As always, for first-timers here are the details on the Geek Dinners:
- The event itself is FREE! Beverages and food are for sale at AS220′s excellent bar and restaurant.
- Doors open at 5:30pm. Socializing, eating and drinking up until the 30 min presentation/q&a around 6:30pm. Afterwards, back to socializing, eating, drinking…
- It’s totally casual. Wear whatever, bring whoever, arrive and take off whenever! And don’t worry about eating or not – come famished or full – eating is optional, and frankly, the least of the festivities (that’s not say the food isn’t good – it’s actually great)
- Topics of conversation will vary as they will at any gathering of geeks, but many of us will be talking about AJAX, mash-ups, start-ups, new devices, innovative business models, interaction design, social computing, digital art, web services, etc. etc. etc.
- There is Wi-Fi so bring your connected device of choice.