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Machine Project – Art collaborations

How can you separate your DNA using household chemicals? Want to learn how to play the Stylophone? Come to the Machine Project, a community event space dedicated to making knowledge, art, and technology available to artists and the public.

Located in Echo Park, Machine Project is in a heavily trafficked area on Sunset Boulevard and Alvarado Street. Established in 2004, Machine Project is a non-profit organization that hosts events about science, poetry, music, cultures, competitions, and art. Donors use a suction machine in front of the space to suck dollar tips for the organization.

Workshops at the Machine Project include Embroidery, film, making a lie detector, Gastro Chromatography, field recording, and Millinery. Review the website for types of classes, price, and times.

I loved the classic computer music workshop where we got to listen to 4-bit music back in the 1980’s. Another class I liked was the Stylophone (an electric keyboard using a stylus), I had not touched one before but I knew about it from the 80’s. We joined in a Stylophone symphony!

Lectures include talks about computer science, Russian poetry, contemporary French art, and other odd topics. My girlfriend translated the Russian poetry for me in contrast to the translated English version on paper.

You can join Machine Project as a member for a reduced price in Workshops. There are free lectures too. Membership is $250, $100, $50 for a year.

Come learn something new and unusual.

Check the weekly schedule of events here. Check the last project here.

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1200-D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)