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The Robot Group
Project: We have a plethora of different exhibits, including a hands-on Robo Spin Art exhibit.
The Robot Group is a local Austin non-profit created for the following goals.
- To offer a framework whereby advanced technology and the arts can be integrated.
- To foster interaction between artists and technologists.
- To create projects which explore the relationship between the arts and technology.
- To combat technophobia through educational outreach, the staging of public events, and youth involvement in The Robot Group technological and artistic projects.
We have a plethora of different exhibits, including a hands-on Robo Spin Art exhibit.
Maker website: http://www.therobotgroup.org
Bio: The Robot Group was founded in 1989, originally as a group of artists/technologists who would build museum exhibits for Discovery Hall. It eventually expanded into becoming a community group that fostered and supported art & technology collaboration, along with a warehouse space that nowadays would be considered a "hackerspace". The Robot Group's work has been featured in film and television, such as Dave Attel's "Insomniac" and the movie Spy Kids. The Robot Group now focuses on outreaching to the community, inspiring people to create projects, motivating creators to continue creating, and collaborating with creators to help transfer knowledge.