Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga

Structural Patterns

Reflections on Art, Technology and Society

Archive for November 1st, 2012

How to Help Sandy Recovery, Brooklyn

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Here are a list of possible ways to help with Sandy recovery within Brooklyn:

Donate Blood, Red Cross blood donation center is located at 120 Lawrence St just off Willoughby St. near Metro Tech. They are closed tomorrow, Friday November 2nd. Today there are two hour waits, so it’s best to call and schedule a donation: 1800-933-2566. Here’s the page listing donation locations in NYC.

The Salvation Army has set up shelters across disaster zones. People can donate $10 to the Salvation Army by texting “STORM” to 80888.

People can email their name and borough to nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov to get information on how to assist.

The BrooklynBased site has a page on how to help.

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November 1st, 2012 at 1:52 pm

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Undocumented Drones at New York Hall of Science

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Last Thursday, October 25th was the celebration for the opening of ReGeneration, an exhibition at the New York Hall of Science in Corona Park, Queens that will be on view through January 13th. I will be writing one or more extended articles regarding the works in the exhibition. Meanwhile, I am posting a video of the Undocumented Drones being installed at the Hall of Science as part of my installation titled “a geography of being : una geografia de ser”. This is an installation comprised of a video game and three wooden figures with screens and motors that are networked to the game. The figures or undocumented drones help the player along through the game at specific points. Each figure has a corresponding icon on the game screen that tells the player that the small robot has a message. If necessary, the player may step away from the game to view the undocumented drone’s embedded screen for instructions.