What we're about

Hack Manhattan is located on 137 West 14th Street between Union Square and Chelsea. We are dedicated to technology, art and craft. Our open nights are every Tuesday and Thursday. Drop by to hang out and chat or work on projects using our equipment. Everyone is encouraged to bring a project to work on! If another day suits you better, even if there isn't a scheduled meetup event, guests are welcome to visit our space and use the facilities whenever a member is present!

A lot of our activities have focused on electronics and 3D printing, but we also have a machine shop with a lathe and a mill, sewing machines, gardening and even a beehive on the roof.

Most community activity happens on our Slack (https://hackmanhattan.slack.com/), which you can join with this link (https://join.slack.com/t/hackmanhattan/shared_invite/enQtMzYzNzc3NTc1NTIwLTQ4ZDU5NWJjMzY0Y2ZiOTY0OTVhNWY1OWI3NzlhZWVkMjk0ZTQwMjdiN2EwNWVlZTgwNDljZWUwYjVjMzYyNDc).

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Finnegans Wake: a fabulous introduction

Online event

Hope you'll join us for an introductory view of James Joyce's famous (and perhaps, in some quarters, feared) FINNEGANS WAKE. We will look at two excerpts that may provide some comfort, in the sense that they are connected to those old and familiar "Aesop's Fables". I have posted these PDF's at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E4kDveKXZ4loyWF43W-Xdv3VEMr4clY6?usp=sharing . I've marked where each story seems to begin. I've also included several pages before and after the stories, in case it helps to have this "context".

1) The Mookse and the Gripes (The Fox and the Grapes)

2) The Ondt and the Gracehoper (The Ants and the Grasshopper)

I (Tom) personally don't think we novitiates should worry too much about what the various commentators say. For me, it's enough of an orientation, to look at the Wikipedia "Finnegans Wake" article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnegans_Wake . You could note that "Mookse and Gripes" is in Part I of FW, and "Ondt and Gracehoper" appears in Part III. Both of these fable-twistings appear to relate to the brothers Shaun and Shem, twin sons of HCE and ALP.

If you want, you could download, for free, the entire text of FW (the Viking edition, same as I used for the above excerpts) from the link given in the "Eternal links" section of the Wikipedia FW article: https://archive.org/details/finneganswake00joycuoft/mode/2up . But I recommend that you download the book as a PDF, not an EPUB, since with the latter there will doubtless be mistakes in the OCR (which, given the nature of FW, you may not even notice).

And ... if you posilutely want to look up any of Joyce's newwordisms, there is this website: https://www.finwake.com/ . Once there (if you're on a desktop computer), click on "Desktop" at upper left.

Andand ... a well-known book which attempts explification is William York Tindall's A READER'S GUIDE TO FINNEGANS WAKE.

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CURRENT SHAKESPEARE-NIGHT SCHEDULE

On the first and third Mondays of each month, Tom Frenkel will conduct a series which will be announced here.

On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we will continue with Dante's Divine Comedy.

On fifth Mondays, we hold an "open mic", where participants are encouraged to sing a song, tell a joke, read a poem, or whatever.

GENERAL INFORMATION

If you RSVP "Yes" to a Meetup, the Zoom link will be visible on the meetup.com event page. On fifth Mondays

We often have an informal discussion following the reading.

FORTHCOMING READINGS

1st and 3rd Mondays:
• June 21st, 2021: Finnegans Wake

2nd and 4th Mondays:
• June 28, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 22-28

5th Mondays:
• August 30, 2021: Open Mic

RECENT READINGS

1st and 3rd Mondays:
• May 17, 2021: Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock
• June 7th, 2021: Chaucer, The Reeve's Tale

2nd and 4th Mondays:
• May 10, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 1-7
• May 24, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 8-14
• June 14, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 15-21

5th Mondays:
• May 31, 2021: Open Mic

ADDITIONAL NOTES
As in the past, participants should feel free to read from the edition/translation of their choice.

Hack Manhattan Zoom Check-in

Hack Manhattan

We have gone virtual to do our part in helping to curb this pandemic.

Join us via https://zoom.us/j/601665179

There are plenty of places in the world where people come together to use their technical and creative knowhow to accomplish some utilitarian goal or another. These places are often called jobs.

Hack Manhattan isn't one of those places. Here, we make things for the joy of seeing if we can, and for the fun of sharing the solutions we hack together with others who also enjoy making and hacking for their own sake.

Do you have a project you're working on? One that you've been meaning to return to? Bring it and share what you're doing as you work on it at our open house!

Is your project too big to easily transport? Bring photos to show others and be prepared to receive feedback and ideas!

Is your project still in the conceptual stages? Come ready to tell others the story of what you want to create. It's an opportunity for brainstorming!

Whether it's woodworking or electronics, programming or craftwork, Hack Manhattan is a makerspace where people come together to learn through doing, because making stuff is fun!

[Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.]

Shakespeare Night Presents: (via ZOOM): See schedule below.

THIS READING
• (See schedule below or the title of the meetup as the day approaches)

CURRENT SHAKESPEARE-NIGHT SCHEDULE

On the first and third Mondays of each month, Tom Frenkel will conduct a series which will be announced here.

On the second and fourth Mondays of each month, we will continue with Dante's Divine Comedy.

On fifth Mondays, we hold an "open mic", where participants are encouraged to sing a song, tell a joke, read a poem, or whatever.

GENERAL INFORMATION

If you RSVP "Yes" to a Meetup, the Zoom link will be visible on the meetup.com event page. On fifth Mondays

We often have an informal discussion following the reading.

FORTHCOMING READINGS

1st and 3rd Mondays:
• June 21st, 2021: TBA

2nd and 4th Mondays:
• June 28, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 22-28

5th Mondays:
• August 30, 2021: Open Mic

RECENT READINGS

1st and 3rd Mondays:
• May 17, 2021: Alexander Pope, The Rape of the Lock
• June 7th, 2021: Chaucer, The Reeve's Tale

2nd and 4th Mondays:
• May 10, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 1-7
• May 24, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 8-14
• June 14, 2021: Dante's Inferno, Cantos 15-21

5th Mondays:
• May 31, 2021: Open Mic

ADDITIONAL NOTES
As in the past, participants should feel free to read from the edition/translation of their choice.

Hack Manhattan Zoom Check-in

Hack Manhattan

We have gone virtual to do our part in helping to curb this pandemic.

Join us via https://zoom.us/j/601665179

There are plenty of places in the world where people come together to use their technical and creative knowhow to accomplish some utilitarian goal or another. These places are often called jobs.

Hack Manhattan isn't one of those places. Here, we make things for the joy of seeing if we can, and for the fun of sharing the solutions we hack together with others who also enjoy making and hacking for their own sake.

Do you have a project you're working on? One that you've been meaning to return to? Bring it and share what you're doing as you work on it at our open house!

Is your project too big to easily transport? Bring photos to show others and be prepared to receive feedback and ideas!

Is your project still in the conceptual stages? Come ready to tell others the story of what you want to create. It's an opportunity for brainstorming!

Whether it's woodworking or electronics, programming or craftwork, Hack Manhattan is a makerspace where people come together to learn through doing, because making stuff is fun!

[Note: The last Tuesday of the month is our monthly business meeting. It usually lasts less than 30 minutes.]

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