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Then you should check out this event!

Got this from my LEMUR newsletter. LEMUR is basically a group of coders and engineers who program robots to make incredible music. Read on, if you want to check out an awesome site on the 3rd of June (Friday):

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>*** LEMUR presents ***
>
>Drumming on the Ceiling
>
>On display at 45 John Street in Lower Manhattan from
>
>Friday, June 3 - Saturday, June 25
>
>*** Please join us at the opening party on Friday, June 3rd from 6 pm on ***
>
>
>LEMUR returns to New York in June with a new installation titled
>Drumming on the Ceiling. In a site-specific piece, over 20 ModBots
>(modular percussive robots) are hung from the ceiling and driven by
>LEMUR's new algorithmic improvisation software. Drumming on the
>Ceiling is one installation in a group show featuring several of New
>York's edgiest up and coming artists; it is on display from Friday,
>June 3 - Saturday, June 25.
>
>Drumming on the Ceiling takes advantage of 45 John Street's raw
>space and high ceilings. Located in one of Manhattan's busiest work
>neighborhoods, the exhibition offers a free and easily accessible
>respite from the office. LEMUR recently exhibited at Beall Center
>for Art + Technology at University of California, Irvine; its last
>New York exhibition was at Gigantic Art Space's acclaimed Gen.R.8
>show in early 2004.
>
>The 9500 square foot exhibition space is provided by The Lower
>Manhattan Cultural Council and curated and organized by media &
>theater group 3-Legged Dog. Other exhibiting artists include the
>Brooklyn-based urban archaeological organization Ars Subterranea and
>its Spontaneous Generation installation, which focuses on literal
>and metaphorical aspects of devastation and renewal in post-9/11
>Lower Manhattan; and 3-Legged Dog founder Kevin Cunningham, who
>gives the space Degeneracy, the group's next large-scale multimedia
>work. For additional exhibition information, visit
>http://www.3leggeddog.org.
>
>WHERE: 45 John Street, 2 blocks east of Broadway between Dutch and
>Nassau Streets.
>A, C, E, 2, 3, J, M, Z to Fulton Street.
>
>WHEN: Friday June 3 - Saturday, June 25. Exhibition hours are M-F
>10-6, Saturday 12 - 5.
>
>LEMUR is supported in part by generous grants from the Rockefeller
>Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the
>Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation and Arts International.
>LEMUR is also sponsored by Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center.
>
>LEMUR is Eric Singer, Jeff Feddersen, Bil Bowen, Milena Iossifova,
>and Luke DuBois. More information about LEMUR members, including
>contributions and expertise, is available.
>
>About 45 John Street
>The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has given media & theater group
>3-Legged Dog the use of this 9500 square foot space. At 45 John
>Street, 3-Legged Dog will advocate for grassroots art and culture in
>the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan by creating new artworks in the
>neighborhood. This will done through exhibitions, events done in
>collaboration with other downtown arts groups, and by converting the
>glass facade into an ongoing everchanging set of interactive video
>and sound installations that use passersby as the subject matter.
>
>About 3-Legged Dog Media & Theater Group
>3-Legged Dog Media & Theater Group is an experimental media and
>theater group founded in 1994 to produce original works in theater,
>performance, media, installation and hybrid forms. Since its
>inception, 3-Legged Dog has performed in New York City venues
>including The Kitchen, PS 122, La MaMa, and others. The company has
>mounted many full-scale multimedia productions, workshop and
>installations. Its most recent work Accidental Records was shown at
>the Venice Biennale's 9th Architecture Exhibit. 3LD's headquarters
>at 30 W. Broadway was destroyed on September 11, 2001; construction
>recently commenced on the company's upcoming 3LD Art & Technology
>Center at 80 Greenwich Street.
>
>About Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)
>Lower Manhattan Cultural Council is the leading voice for arts and
>culture in downtown New York City, producing cultural events and
>promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural
>development programs. http://Www.lmcc.net
>
>Visit LEMUR's website at http://www.lemurbots.org.



 
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that's 2 seconds from where i work - i wouldn't mind stopping by to watch frenetic tap dancing robots!
 
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