Archive for April, 2010
Have been a bit swamped this past month–some hush-hush visual projects, working furiously on a lecture, some independent crop circle investigations as well as an upcoming article on DC’s X Conference… my apologies that the following events are so late in the month, but then again, good things come to those who wait!
LOWFI and Related April EVENTS
Soviet Space Dog presentation @ Farmlab, noon
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books: Los Angeles in the Limelight Panel Discussion, 10:30am
@ Young Hall, UCLA Campus
Although the free tix have sold out online, one can show up in the stand-by line. Moderated by my old Fizz Magazine compadre, Carolyn Kellogg, the panel features the LA Times’ Bill Boyarksy, Mr. John Buntin, and Mr. Richard Rayner. Audience Q&A at the end.
Open Source Satellite Initiative @ Machine Project, 5pm
After three years of research and one year of experience as a satellite engineer, Song Hojun has found it is possible to launch and operate a personal satellite at a fairly reasonable price. He’s in town for the weekend, and agreed to come by and talk about his project, and show us the satellite he’s built. If you’ve always wanted to build and launch your own personal satellite into orbit, come by this Sunday at 5pm: http://machineproject.com/events/2010/04/25/satellite/
UFO Meetup discussion: the Betty and Barney Hill case @ Burger Continental, 5pm
To join, go here: http://www.meetup.com/SoCalUFO-MeetupGroup/calendar/13030277/?a=nr1p_grp&rv=nr1p
Smart Gals Speakeasy Presents: U.S. vs. THEM: The Axis of Poetry, 7:00–9:00pm
Mt. Hollywood Underground Street, 4607 Prospect Avenue, Los Feliz
A team of anonymously performed, deceased, American poets face off against an international force of expired poets from multiple continents. Can domestic stanzas take the heat of a world-scale battle? Does free verse flow more elegantly in the western world? Can translated texts rival native language? The answer to these and many other ponderous questions may be found at the 5th Annual Dead Poets Slam, Sunday, April 25th, hosted by Noel Alumit, and featuring Daniel Bess, Lana Buss, Kathleen Coyne, Juli Crockett, Joshua Joy Kamensky, David O’Shea, Imani Tolliver, Steve Tom, Brenda Varda, Vince Waldron & Lori Yeghiayan.
$15 @ door (discounts for bicycles and public transportationalists)
Information and passwords available at 323.302.2257 www.smartgals.org
LOWFI FIELD TRIP to the HAMMER MUSEUM, 6pm
We will visit what is considered the most important work of psychology never published, Carl J. Jung’s Red Book: Creation of a New Cosmology (profusely illustrated, ala Blake, I‘m told). Email me for details and to rsvp. http://hammer.ucla.edu/exhibitions/detail/exhibition_id/177
Pasadena’s Doo Dah Parade, 11am
Join us for the anti-Rose Bowl parade, and a LOWFI staple, on Colorado Blvd. @ 11am. Sadly, I believe we missed the deadline to enter. Possible hook-up for eggy weggies pre-parade, details to follow! www.pasadenadoodahparade.info/
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Join LOWFI founder Skylaire Alfvegren, the venerable Paul K., screenwriter genius Steve Dandois and extra special surprise guests for a night of cerebellum-stimulating lectures and other exploding whatzits.