For this next meeting we’re heading over to the Bad Format Social Club near the flyover. In addition to the usual playing with bits of hardware and chatting about code and electronics and whatever else comes up, we’ll be having a play with some of the hardware that Scott (who runs Bad Format) has been collecting.
As he said in a recent email to the mailling list…
“[Scott is] looking to recreate the look and feel of old computers from the 50’s/60’s but add functionality with screens and web connections, etc. So the badformat community, in theory, could manipulate the features of the bar remotely.. from the bar playlist to visuals to the operation of machines.
I have a budget for cool ideas and am building up a stock of portable tv’s http://www.hizone.info/data/2002/12/16/images/realistic-portavision.jpg old games, old synths, tons of random electrical stuff, nixie tubes http://pictures.retrossance.com/nixietube/nixie01.jpg, and all of that old electrical stuff that will make everything look like some sort of fucked up apocalypse bunker from 1952.”
There are details of where the bar is on the upcoming page for the meeting.