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    Default Rods & Mods: Display your Case Mod at the Exploratorium

    Rods & Mods
    The Exploratorium wants to display YOUR case mods, restored computers, and cool hardware hacks on February 11, 12, and 13, 2010.

    Hello Modders,

    Has your passion for Jules Verne, Star Wars, or mid-century modernism manifested itself as an eye-catching disguise for your machine? Did your need for speed lead you to overclock your multi-fanned, heat-sinked, water-cooled processor? Ever sewn a computer into clothing, or built one into a tree? Is your restored Apple Lisa or Amiga your greatest treasure?

    If you hack, restore, or reinvent computers, enjoy talking about your passion, and live in the Bay Area, the Exploratorium wants to hear from you. Like Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and those of the 1960s counterculture car movement, you refuse to settle for “factory-made.” By adapting technology to your personal vision, you and other modders have ultimately changed the ways computers look and perform today. To share your stories and to show off your stuff, we are hosting a 3-day festival on February 11, 12, and 13, 2010.

    If you are interested in participating, please send your contact info, an image and brief description of your computer, along with details of any special requirements you would have, to Marcus Ante at mante (at) exploratorium (dot) edu.

    Housed within the walls of San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium is a collage of hundreds of science, art, and human perception exhibits and programs. For more info, visit exploratorium dot edu.

    Thanks!
    Marcus

    For more info: http://press.exploratorium.edu/rods-...february-2010/
    Marcus Ante
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    3601 Lyon St.
    San Francisco, CA 94123

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    Default Re: Rods & Mods: Display your Case Mod at the Exploratorium

    This makes me want to move to the bay so bad. Well, this and maker faire and my brother lives there, and lots of good startup companies are there. It's just so darned expensive.

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    There are places in the bay area that are affordable. Not many though. One would have thought that this recent recession would have dropped some of the prices a bit but not true.
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    oh man....now I gotta finish my case. I live in southern CA but my whole family lives near San Francisco...
    only question is how long is the display and can I go without my compy for that long?

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    3 days. I can handle that. Just emailed the guy...and I think this is the necessary fire-under-my-rear I need to finish this thing
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    Good deal.

    Can't wait to see it!
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    Anyone in the bay area want to do a TBCS group visit?

    Anyone want to have their case on display there? I can personally handle setting it up.

    I am going to call them later and ask some questions and see if we can have a TBCS contingency there.
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    I've already emailed him, but definitely count me in on the group thing if possible. I'll pm you my contact info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airbozo View Post
    Anyone in the bay area want to do a TBCS group visit?

    Anyone want to have their case on display there? I can personally handle setting it up.

    I am going to call them later and ask some questions and see if we can have a TBCS contingency there.
    You can most likely count me in. Meet up with some of the fellow TBCSers
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    I would rather die than go to SF
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatSatan View Post
    I would rather die than go to California
    Fixed.
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