Charles Stross, San Francisco, 2008-07-28

Posted in video at 1:06 pm by pronoiac

Science fiction author Charles Stross does a reading from “Saturn’s Children” & a Q&A at Borders in Union Square in San Francisco, 2008-07-28.

The video’s up at Vimeo.

His website’s accelerando.org.

Jeremy Bornstein & Lenny Raymond, The Mongoliad, Dorkbot-SF, 2010-06-09

Posted in dorkbot, video at 1:03 pm by pronoiac

Jeremy Bornstein & Lenny Raymond of Subutai talk about The Mongoliad, the new Neal Stephenson multi-media app & book, for Dorkbot-SF.

The video’s up at Vimeo.

For more info, see


Tim Hunkin, dorkbot-sf, 2010-05-05

Posted in dorkbot, video at 9:07 pm by pronoiac

Tim Hunkin, cartoonist & engineer with an impish sense of humor, demonstrates some of his latest arcade machines.

This is the second time he’s presented at Dorkbot – audio of his first presentation was the first recording I posted here. 🙂

Video’s available at Vimeo.

More info:


Dorkbot-SF, 2009-09-23, lofi streaming video

Posted in dorkbot, video at 12:36 pm by pronoiac

With major help from Miloh from Noisebridge, the launch of the DorkbotSF Ustream channel.

Other Opendorks were taped, but not streamed.
More info on the Dorkbot-SF page for this meeting.


Jon Sarriugarte & crew, Hogan Tesla Coil demonstration, Dorkbot-SF, 2009-06-20

Posted in dorkbot, video at 10:33 am by pronoiac

Crazy? Or crazy awesome? Jon Sarriugarte & crew demonstrate a 1928 Hogan Tesla Coil on volunteers around 1am at the Dorkbot-SF 7th Anniversary Party.

The video is up on Vimeo.

More info at the sites for Jon Sarriugarte, Form and Reform (the venue), & the Dorkbot-SF page for this meeting.


Greg Leyh, Lightning Lab & Tesla Coils, Dorkbot-SF, 2009-06-03

Posted in dorkbot, video at 2:07 pm by pronoiac

Greg Leyh talks about the state of the art of big tesla coils, for Dorkbot-SF. The Q&A starts about 20 minutes in.

The video’s at Vimeo, along with the video of the Tesla coil demonstration that followed.

Greg Leyh has more information at the Nevada Lightning Laboratory & Lightning on Demand sites.

The Dorkbot-SF page for this meeting has more media, including more video of the coil demonstration.



Posted in Uncategorized at 11:47 am by pronoiac

I’m moving much of my audio over to Amazon S3. Old links should keep working.  I’ll check before I change the links & I’ll keep an eye out for breakage, but if I miss anything, please let me know!


China Miéville, 2007-02-28

Posted in audio recording at 3:26 pm by pronoiac

From the archives, but previously unpublished: This is an old, lo-fi recording of a China Miéville Q&A from a couple of years ago, as part of his tour for Un Lun Dun, at the Fourth St. Berkeley location of Cody’s, now closed & dearly missed.

Listing the questions made it seem somehow less engaging, so I’ll leave those out, with the exception of a hard-to-hear reference: When he talks about his reading material, he mentions the story of Saki (the pen name of H.H. Munro) called Sredni Vashtar.

His latest book, The City & the City, is being published this month.

Download the MP3 – 38 minutes, 36 megabytes, 128 kbps.

I’m posting this at a new subdomain; let me know if it doesn’t work for you.


Dave Mathews, Software is the New Hardware, Dorkbot-SF, 2009-03-11

Posted in dorkbot, video at 5:15 pm by pronoiac

Dave Mathews (with one “t,” not two) gave a presentation – “Software is the New Hardware” – for Dorkbot-SF in March, at the Hat Factory.

Video available at vimeo.

You can follow him on Twitter – @ggdm.


Bruce Damer, The EvoGrid, Dorkbot-SF, 2009-04-08

Posted in dorkbot, video at 6:19 pm by pronoiac

Bruce Damer talks about meteors hitting the earth, probing & mining asteroids, creating new lifeforms, sustainable space travel, & more.

Bruce Damer
The EvoGrid
At The Gallery with No Name

More info at (primarily) damer.com though digitalspace.com & evogrid.org & b612foundation.org & biota.org are closely related.


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