This Wednesday, October 10th there will be a special dorkbot-sf fundraiser for our good friend Todd Blair (recovery blog), who was seriously injured after the recent SRL show at Robodock in Amsterdam. The event takes place at Kyle Minor Design Studio on Pier 33 in San Francisco and starts at 7:30pm. All proceeds from the event will go to Todd’s recovery fund.
DORKBOT: TODD BLAIR FUNDRAISER
It’s dorkbot time again. However, this is a very special dorkbot where 100% of the proceeds will go directly to support our friend and long-time dorkbot supporter, Todd Blair. Todd a 15+ year veteran of SRL as well as collaborator with Tim North, Chico McMurtrie, Lynn Hershman, and countless other visionaries, suffered serious head trauma in an unfortunate accident in Amsterdam after the recent SRL performance there for Robodock. He remains in a coma and his injuries are severe.
Due to the generous donations of Kyle Minor, Eric Paulos, dorkbotSF, many SRL members, and our speakers, we are able to pass on all of the proceeds from this dorkbot to the family of Todd Blair for his recovery efforts which are expected to be quite substantial.
Please join us in celebrating Todd’s recovery in this special dorkbotSF event.
Oct 10 2007 Wednesday 7:30pm
Kyle Minor Design Studio
Embarcadero @ Bay
Ken Goldberg – Robots As Environmentalists: Searching for the Ivory
Billed Woodpecker using Robotic Observatories for Natural Environments
Eric Paulos – Citizen Science
Steven Lassovszky – Airplane GPS/Telemetry
AUCTION with auction master Johannes Grenzfurthner of monochrom
(list of auction items to be posted on the dorkbot site soon)
Catering by Marc Powell
DONATION: $10 or more if you can
A blog has been setup at toddblair.wordpress.com to track Todd’s progress. Here’s more info on how to donate to Todd’s recovery fund if you want to help out, but can’t make the fundraiser.