What we're about

Hack Manhattan (https://hackmanhattan.com/) 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 discussion mailing list "Blabber" (https://list.hackmanhattan.com/), as well as our Slack (https://hackmanhattan.slack.com/). Our Slack is invite-only at the moment, but we're always happy to get new people in! If you want to join us there, please email info@hackmanhattan.com !

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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 title as the day approaches)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Starting February 15, we will be reading the Song of Roland on the first and third Mondays. (We will have finished the Odyssey on February 2.)

Some translations/editions I am aware of are:
• Dorothy Sayers (Penguin)
• Gaunt and Pratt (Oxford World Classics)
• C. K. Moncrieff
• Robert Harrison (Dover thrift edition – I'm a fan of Dover Publications)
• ... and many others listed on Amazon.

Bilingual editions:
• Turoldus & Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff (English/ French (old?))
• Jean Dufournet (French / Old French)
• C. K Moncrieff and Joseph Bédier (English / French)
• Gerard J. Brault, Oxford (English / Old French)

I've never read the poem through. As usual, pick any (English) edition you choose. We will read it in English, but might try to recite a verse here and there in Old French, for fun.

CURRENT SHAKESPEARE-NIGHT SCHEDULE

For at least the duration of the coronavirus quarantine, we will meet every Monday evening via Zoom. If you RSVP "Yes" to a Meetup, the Zoom link will visible on the meetup.com event page.

It is our custom to celebrate the completion of the evening's reading with a small party. You'll have to BYOB, but be prepared to lift a glass of your favorite libation to your webcam and enjoy each others' virtual company while we have a drink and chat about this and that.

The schedule will be as follows:
• 1st and 3d Mondays: Homer's Odyssey (through February 1, 2021)
Starting February 15: Song of Roland
• 2nd and 4th Mondays: Bocaccio's Decameron
• 5th Mondays: Something different, usually an open mic.

NOTE ON THE DECAMERON
The "frame story" is that 10 young people go from Florence to the countryside to escape the Black Death. They each tell a story to the others on each of 10 days, so there are 100 stories. The stories are usually referred to using notation such as III.x, meaning day 3, story 10. My initial guess is that we will eventually get through about 5 stories an evening, but we will adjust up or down as needed as we proceed. Most days have a separate Introduction, which we will refer to using notation like I.intro. There is also an introduction to the entire volume, called the "Proem".

FORTHCOMING READINGS

Fifth Monday:
• March 29, 2021: Open Mic

Song of Roland:
• March 1: Verses[masked]
• March 15, 2021: Verses[masked]: FINIS!!

Bocaccio's Decameron:
• March 8, 2021: Day IX:6-7-10

RECENT READINGS

Fifth Monday:
• November 30, 2020: Open mic.

Song of Roland:
• February 15, 2021: START! (We got through Verses 1-87.)

Homer's Odyssey:
• September 7, 2020: Books 1-3
• September 21, 2020: Books 4-5
• October 5, 2020: Books 6-8
• October 19, 2020: Books 9-10
• November 2, 2020: Books 11-12
• November 16, 2020: Books 13-14
• December 7, 2020: Books 15-16
• December[masked]: Books 17-18
• January 4, 2021: Books 19-20
• January 18, 2021: Books 20-21
• February 1, 2021: Books 23-24 FINIS!!

Boccaccio's Decameron:
• April 13, 2020: Proem, I.intro, I.i
• April 27, 2020: I.ii-x
• May 11, 2020: II.intro, II:i-v
• May 25, 2020: II:6-7
• June 8, 2020: II:8-10
• June 22, 2020: III:1-4
• July 15, 2020: III:5-7
• July 27, 2020: III:8-10
• August 10, 2020: IV:1-3
• August 24, 2020: IV:4-7
• September 14, 2020: IV:8-10
• September 28, 2020: V:1-4
• October 12, 2020: V:5-7
• November 9, 2020: VI:1-9
• November 23, 2020: VI:10, VII:1-3
• December 14, 2020: VII:4-8
• December 28, 2020: Day VII:9-10, VIII:1
• January 11, 2021: Day VIII:2-6
• January 25, 2021: Day VIII:7-8
• February 8, 2021: Day VIII:9-10
• February 22, 2021: Day IX:1-5

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 title as the day approaches)

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Starting February 15, we will be reading the Song of Roland on the first and third Mondays. (We will have finished the Odyssey on February 2.)

Some translations/editions I am aware of are:
• Dorothy Sayers (Penguin)
• Gaunt and Pratt (Oxford World Classics)
• C. K. Moncrieff
• Robert Harrison (Dover thrift edition – I'm a fan of Dover Publications)
• ... and many others listed on Amazon.

Bilingual editions:
• Turoldus & Charles Kenneth Scott-Moncrieff (English/ French (old?))
• Jean Dufournet (French / Old French)
• C. K Moncrieff and Joseph Bédier (English / French)
• Gerard J. Brault, Oxford (English / Old French)

I've never read the poem through. As usual, pick any (English) edition you choose. We will read it in English, but might try to recite a verse here and there in Old French, for fun.

CURRENT SHAKESPEARE-NIGHT SCHEDULE

For at least the duration of the coronavirus quarantine, we will meet every Monday evening via Zoom. If you RSVP "Yes" to a Meetup, the Zoom link will visible on the meetup.com event page.

It is our custom to celebrate the completion of the evening's reading with a small party. You'll have to BYOB, but be prepared to lift a glass of your favorite libation to your webcam and enjoy each others' virtual company while we have a drink and chat about this and that.

The schedule will be as follows:
• 1st and 3d Mondays: Homer's Odyssey (through February 1, 2021)
Starting February 15: Song of Roland
• 2nd and 4th Mondays: Bocaccio's Decameron
• 5th Mondays: Something different, usually an open mic.

NOTE ON THE DECAMERON
The "frame story" is that 10 young people go from Florence to the countryside to escape the Black Death. They each tell a story to the others on each of 10 days, so there are 100 stories. The stories are usually referred to using notation such as III.x, meaning day 3, story 10. My initial guess is that we will eventually get through about 5 stories an evening, but we will adjust up or down as needed as we proceed. Most days have a separate Introduction, which we will refer to using notation like I.intro. There is also an introduction to the entire volume, called the "Proem".

FORTHCOMING READINGS

Fifth Monday:
• March 29, 2021: Open Mic

Song of Roland:
• March 1: Verses[masked]
• March 15, 2021: Verses[masked]: FINIS!!

Bocaccio's Decameron:
• March 8, 2021: Day IX:6-7-10

RECENT READINGS

Fifth Monday:
• November 30, 2020: Open mic.

Song of Roland:
• February 15, 2021: START! (We got through Verses 1-87.)

Homer's Odyssey:
• September 7, 2020: Books 1-3
• September 21, 2020: Books 4-5
• October 5, 2020: Books 6-8
• October 19, 2020: Books 9-10
• November 2, 2020: Books 11-12
• November 16, 2020: Books 13-14
• December 7, 2020: Books 15-16
• December[masked]: Books 17-18
• January 4, 2021: Books 19-20
• January 18, 2021: Books 20-21
• February 1, 2021: Books 23-24 FINIS!!

Boccaccio's Decameron:
• April 13, 2020: Proem, I.intro, I.i
• April 27, 2020: I.ii-x
• May 11, 2020: II.intro, II:i-v
• May 25, 2020: II:6-7
• June 8, 2020: II:8-10
• June 22, 2020: III:1-4
• July 15, 2020: III:5-7
• July 27, 2020: III:8-10
• August 10, 2020: IV:1-3
• August 24, 2020: IV:4-7
• September 14, 2020: IV:8-10
• September 28, 2020: V:1-4
• October 12, 2020: V:5-7
• November 9, 2020: VI:1-9
• November 23, 2020: VI:10, VII:1-3
• December 14, 2020: VII:4-8
• December 28, 2020: Day VII:9-10, VIII:1
• January 11, 2021: Day VIII:2-6
• January 25, 2021: Day VIII:7-8
• February 8, 2021: Day VIII:9-10
• February 22, 2021: Day IX:1-5

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

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