Introduction to Filmmaking – Showtime

February 8th, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

Wednesday February 8th 7:00 PM is the SHOWTIME for the short films we have produced in the Introduction to Filmmaking workshop. The Instructor, French filmmaker Jérôme Laniau will comment on our final work. Come to celebrate and enjoy with us. Everybody is very welcome. Let’s take a look at our work, also our cast and crew: 1. The Shadow – Lily Yuan – Bob Wang – Yihao Zhang 2. Crazy Winner – Moad El Abdi – Chihiro Hosoe – Vanessa Shi – Bethany Jesseph 3. Hands – Qu Ru 4. The Art of the Killing – IHan Cheng – Chihiro Hosoe – Vanessa Shi 5. China Scary – The Interrogator – Ricky Ng-Adam – Lionello Lunesu – Yunheng Yang – Honghao Zheng – Rockets Xia 6. PWB (Painting Without Brush) – Stéfanie Vallée – Bethany Jesseph – Lawrence Wang]]>

XinCheJian in "New Forces of Global Governance"

February 5th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink


Xinchejian, the first of many hackerspaces in China, is a place closely related to Xindanwei. A hackerspace is a community-operated physical place where people can meet and fool around with their projects. Each hackerspace is an autonomous entity, but they all share the same philosophy: it’s an environment where people can learn and tinker with technology, work in teams and take part in international competitions where many new opportunities can be found and created for all. Unlike Xindanwei, Xinchejian is not in the middle of a tourist shopping district in a glossy picture postcard part of Shanghai. It’s in a far more “real” part of town, away from the rich expats and the manicured shopping malls down a narrow hard-to-find one way street in an old warehouse. If I’d have come in my own car, I’d have had to parlay with the locals to park it! In other words, it’s in a spot not too dissimilar from the other neighborhoods where hackerspaces are hidden away.

Also, big thanks to Ulrike for nominating XinCheJian to the Digital Community in this year’s Ars Electronica.


Squishy circuit

February 4th, 2012 § 5 comments § permalink

Attribution: Crazy dough (squishy circuit) is the product of the American University of St. Thomas University UST Design Lab AnnMarie P. Thomas, professor and her team developed and used to help children quickly and securely visual learning circuit. Thank AnnMarie P. Thomas and her team around the world to share the results of this teaching, but also thanks to Squishy Circuits, project Matthew Schmidtbauer in the process of organizing this workshop to provide technical guidance. Text pictures from facebook and Squishy Circuits, the project’s website.]]>

Filmmaking workshop Brainstorming

February 4th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink


Filmmaking workshop is going on

February 4th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

The filmmaking workshop is going on and Jerome is showing the process of the filmmaking.]]>

Wednesday Meetup – Free – @XinCheJian – 7-9pm

February 1st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Wednesday talks Roger Mu will be giving a presentation on his hobby – Aquaponics, his past, present and future with hydroponics and he’ll talk about is simple hand watered bucket system along with the continuous flow PVC pip system, some technical shots at flood and drain techniques along with deep water culture, come loaded with your questions Justin – the cofounder of Max Space, the Beijing Hackerspace and organizer of Maker carnival – a 3 day theme park built to be enjoyed by everyone young and old with some creative people building their ideas into reality – full of performances, workshops, talks, activities from April 29 to May 1, 2012! Arvind Gupta – famed for designing the DJammer which was used by P. Diddy at the MTV music awards, will be introducing himself to the community this evening with a talk on Creative Confidence and Design Thinking. This week 电影制作入门工作坊 – Introduction to Filmmaking – 2012/02/04 (FULL) Jerome will be guiding this workshop from script writing filming and editing.. want to be involved but didn’t make the signup, think you can act and want to be an extra.. send an email to the [email protected] mailing list. Op-Amps for Everybody! 运算放大器工作坊 – 2012/02/05 2pm-4pm Sean Boyce from Foulab Hackerspace is visiting and will be giving this easy workshop that will involve SMD techniques and you’ll build your own guitar pickup! sign up here and learn something awesome.. This Month Processing课程 – 2012/02/11 By Great demand, Raven is at it again, this media artist will take you on an extensive and indepth tour and practical application with processing, sign up early here: 机器车竞赛 – Roboracing Competition – 2012/02/26 Robo racing is opening on the 26th for the opening race, if you’re building at home it’ll be a left hand race sign up before the race so we have an idea who is racing, participation is free. Line followers, autonomous and user controlled all welcome, keep an eye out for more information on this.. Volunteer Jobs at XinCheJian As a Volunteer you’ll earn your membership, you’ll also be expected to join Tuesday Staff meetings from 7-9pm. Only apply if you’re serious. Without the generosity of the current volunteers, sharing tasks in their free time, it would be near impossible to keep XinCheJian alive. *Treasurer* As the Treasurer you’ll be responsible for.. treasure. you need to <strike>have your own calculator</strike> we’ll provide you a calculator. the following are what you’ll need to handle on a monthly basis. – Income/Outgoing spread sheets – Look after the donation box – Organizes the rent and bills from the bank account – We’ll even send you to business accounting with the government (we’ll pay for this) – Kind reminders to members to pay their membership dues *Journalists* A Journalist will be expected to write at least 1 article a week on a topic of whats going on inside XinCheJian, you pick a project and review it, can be a few hours an evening writing and a few hours in the day interviewing. – you’ll be given an account on – You will need a camera – English or Chinese – or both is encouraged – confident and outgoing – get as much information possible from people in the shortest amount of time.]]>

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