CRASH THE PLANET Hacker Art Show Recap!

Thanks to everyone who came out to our first Hacker Art Show last month!

Between the art show and our annual meeting, April was a very busy month for us here at CRASH Space! Our endless gratitude goes out to everyone who has been here to help, and everyone’s patience as we catch up on blog posts for the past month. 🙂


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CRASH THE PLANET was an ephemeral experience, lasting only one night. We had 33 local artists on display, and roughly 200 people in attendance throughout the night. If you missed it, pictures of the show are here and pictures of the setup are here. The works spanned across many dsciplines, including hack art, projection mapping, oscilloscope art, virtual reality, robotics, hand-crafted neon, glitch art, video games, photography, painting and sculpture.


The Perceptoscope by Ben Sax

We also had the pleasure of having Laura (who you may recognize from our Intro to Bitcoin classes) on site at the show interviewing the artists for her grassroots media organization SuchWowTV. We’re thrilled for the opportunity to work with a local maker from our own community, as SuchWowTV is an independent org based right here in Los Angeles, just a few blocks away from CRASH.

Check out the video below!

CRASH Space Joins the Electronic Frontier Alliance


CRASH Space is partnering with the EFF to help create the Electronic Frontier Alliance

The EFA is an alliance of organizations across the U.S. that have volunteered to serve as vital hubs for activism and grassroots organization addressing a spectrum of civil liberties and digital rights issues.

CRASH Space serves as a physical location that interested parties can come to in order to get involvd and learn more. In the next month, we will also be beginning a new class series focused around these topics, spearheaded by our VP, Michelle Leonhart.

You can sign up to be kept in the know here, and can see the current list of available allied hubs here.

CRASH THE PLANET: The First Ever CRASH Space Art Show

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Due to the unique nature of CRASH Space,
this show will ONLY exist in it’s entirety on
THIS NIGHT ONLY!
There’s only one chance, so don’t miss out!

THE SHOW
CRASH THE PLANET is an interdisciplinary exhibition of multimedia art and technology, featuring 30+ local Los Angeles artists.

THE ART
Projection Mapping – Hack Art – Neon Sculpture – Photography – Digital Installation – Video Games – Glitch Art – Virtual Reality – Traditional Painting – Electronic Art – Sound Installation

THE ARTISTS
Adelle Lin – Alusion – bangsplat – Barb Noren – Ben Sax – Brian Higgins – carlynorama – cat whisperer – Duncan Malashock –
Evelyn Masso – Flipbookit – Glenn IRS – Holly Hudson – Jacob Joaquin – Jay Jacobs – Joshua Kirsch – Justin
Corwin – Kalle Rakete – Kevin – Levi Simons – makecation – Mark Sharlow – Matt Pinner – mercurious – Michelle Leonhart – netmerc – Richard Busby – risknc – Sean Bonner – Steve Goldstein – the lawrax – todbot – Trammel Hudson

THE CURATOR
Michelle Leonhart – VP, CRASH Space

Jewelry Box

Crasher Kevin decided to make a jewelry box for his wife for a Valentine’s Day gift.IMG_3738-768x512 IMG_3741-e1455321769683-768x746

Using the handy ShopBot Desktop at Crashspace it was as easy as can be.

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More write up over at his site.

Wearables Wednesday is TONIGHT!

Join Barb and Michelle tonight at CRASH Space for Wearables Wednesday from 8pm-10pm!

We’ll have sewing machines, arduinos, tshirts, cloth, and various electronic goodies to tinker with! (But be sure to bring any materials with you that you intend to take home!) Barb is a maker and educator who runs the awesome tinker channel Barb Makes Things, and Michelle is a professional software engineer with a long history of making, building, and teaching.


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