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Hardware Hack Lab - Special Guest Benton C. Bainbridge

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Tonight we feature a special guest, Benton C. Bainbridge, a media artist based in the Bronx. Working with custom systems of his own design, Bainbridge creates immersive environments, interactive installations and digital time-based artworks. His visual performances – solo and in collaboration with artists of many disciplines – have been presented on 5 continents.

Bainbridge has shown at Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Museum of the Moving Image, American Museum of Natural History, The Kitchen, Frieze Art Fair (NYC), EMPAC (Troy, NY), SFMoMA (San Francisco), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.), Dallas Video Festival, Boston Cyberarts Festival, Mercat des les Flors (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Moderne (Vienna), Inventionen (Berlin), Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires), CELCIT (Managua), International Horticultural Expo (Xi’an, China), Korean Festival (Seoul), Good Vibrations (Australia), and MTV Networks (global).

Currently, Bainbridge is making video paintings and teaching in the MFA Computer Arts Department of School of Visual Arts. Bainbridge founded Intersection Arts, LLC in 2014 to make media art for cultural institutions and select clients, including American Museum of Natural History’s “One Step Beyond” monthly late night event.

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Projects which have used structured light/kinect/rgbd toolkit include:

-Minor Me

-Picturing You


Open space for artists & technologists to get hands-on with new technology. We supply a bunch of hardware and a chill environment so you can hack away.

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We use creative coding environments like openFrameworks or Max/MSP to play with everything from webcams to Oculus Rift. People of all experience levels, from beginners to veterans are welcome here.


This meetup has no particular structure. We don't have 'hack lab' projects. We work on whatever we, and you, bring in each week - which could be anything.

The schedule is loose, the feeling is social and non-judgemental. We are just curious and want to see your projects. So bring what you have and share!


Oculus, Kinect 1/2, Arduino, Leap, Glass, Depth video, Brain-Computer Interface, openFrameworks, SuperCollider, Max/MSP, vvvv, Processing.


Some of these items are only available on request or particular occasions. Use the comments below and direct messages to find out if particular hardware or people with particular skills will be around that week.

If you can't confirm, still drop by and meet us. The lab is a great place to come and learn and meet people.