The Center for Art, Technology, and a place to Nerd Out.
Feb 23 - Mar 3, 2024 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Daily
*Feb 29 - Mar 1, open 24 Hours
March 3, 2024
What is the MakerSpace?
The MakerSpace is an initiative born at ETHDenver 2018 in response to a collective interest in experimenting with art and technology to enable the creation and exploration of art through the lens of blockchain. The MakerSpace has been featured in different blockchain events and hackathons around the United States and it has brought numerous artists and programmers together to achieve successful collaborations and creative projects.
The MakerSpace is an integral part of ETHDenver, as it provides opportunities to learn, play, and experiment. Makers, programmers, and blockchain projects interested in crypto art, decentralized VR spaces, and the creation of prototypes and interactive experiments between blockchain data and artistic endeavors, are invited to dive-in and take advantage of the workshops, activities, and opportunities offered at the ETHDenver MakerSpace 2024.
It’s important to note that the MakerSpace is not a marketing fair, but an active space for hacking, collaborating and discussing groundbreaking and innovating ideas. Even though logos and companies’ missions are featured, we take this opportunity in the ethos of the ETHDenver to take actions that engage and strengthen the community.
Examples of Past Projects
Friday Feb 5th - 11AM-11:30 AM MT
Format: Team Building and Networking with Jessica Angel
ETH Denver Art Steward Jessica Angel will present the MakerSpace program and walk through the space introducing the participating projects. She will assist hackers and artists to understand their possibilities with the projects at the MakerSpace and will facilitate the necessary introductions for participants to engage with the presenting projects.
AI // Error Art Experiments With Mattia Cuttini
Friday Feb 5th - 12:00PM-12:20 PM MT
Format: Workshop / Demo
Italian artist Mattia Cuttini will present a workshop / demo in the relationship between technological error and art. At the forefront of cryptography, Cuttini's art practice usually results from a sequence of interventions that vary in complexity. Aiming to mold the artificial into the natural, and distort or transform the natural into the artificial, the artist uses the AI tool as a companion, and seeks error from the computer whose objective is to mirror outputs from inputs.
A New Normality: Animation series by J’erre
Friday Feb 5th - 12:30PM-12:50PM MT
Format: Fireside Chat with Jessica Angel and J’erre (Spanish and English, aka Spanglish)
Spanish visual artist J’erre, presents a series of 10 short animations progressively developed throughout 2020. These works address the complexities of human behavior when subjected to extreme circumstances such as what is happening with COVID-19 worldwide. Interestingly, the Virtual ETHDenver event celebrates the advances of technologies that allow us to still gather while being distanced, yet, this feature will take us back to reality and remind us of the very psychological impact behind this crisis.
Artifacts of the Metaverse
Saturday Feb 6th - 4PM-5PM MT
Format: Cryptovoxels Walkthrough led by Annie Phillips
When traveling through various dimensions one needs anchors to remind them what reality they are in. In this curatorial approach, artists have submitted works imagining ancient civilizations and future societies. Join this walk through to visit ETHDenver’s Art Gallery at Cryptovoxels and experience a three-dimensional journey into a pixelated avatar dimension
An Introduction to Blockchain Art
Saturday Feb 6th - 3PM-4PM MT
Format: Meetup hosted by EthBlock.art and sponsored by the Maker Foundation
Blockchain data is a public good and a fair creative canvas. Learn more about art generated from blockchain data, living on the blockchain, crypto native, blockchain art. Participants in this meetup are Adrian le Bas (EthBlockArt), artists ArtPlusBrad, and Pxlq.
The Art of Chaos
Sunday Feb 7th - 9AM-11AM MT
Format: Workshop by Bruno Skvorc from RMRK.app NFTs are the name of the game in 2021, and we are bringing them to Kusama. But not before we go through a brief history of NFTs, including how they work. We'll then go through a hands-on demo of creating your own account on Kusama and even minting some NFTs.
Activity incentives and prizes: Attendees will receive proof-of-participation NFTs
Databending for All
Monday Feb 8th - 3PM-5PM MT
Format: Workshop led by Claudia Pawlak and "New World" Contest winners announcemt
Editing photography or digital art doesn’t always require expensive software - all the tools you need to create unique “glitch” art come pre-installed in your computer! Join Claudia in a workshop on creating glitch photography using only text editing software like NotePad or TextEdit, and make distinctive works of manipulated photography with simple databending.
Format: Conversation led by Natalia Lebedinskaia and Spheroid Universe This discussion on Augmented Reality art brings the AR blockchain Project Spheroid Universe to reflect upon the benefits for artists to display tokenized art using AR technologies. Focusing on both NFT art and AR art on public spaces, Natalia Lebedinskaia will reference Voxel Bridge by Jessica Angel and a variety of projects exploring the city as a canvas for public enjoyment of this innovative and mesmerizing tool to intervene in the public space.
Visual Positioning System in AR: Ten Artists, Ten Cities
Tuesday Feb 9th - 10AM-11AM MT
Format: Technical Demonstration The Speroid Universe team will do a technical demonstration on how the AR works by ten artists selected via open call for ETHDenver will be positioned in ten different cities for AR viewing on-site.
Visual Positioning System allows devices to virtually localize surroundings in a map. It uses multiple images of the surrounding environment for creating a 3D environment. The system compares the multiple-image of the environment taken by the phone’s camera to recreate the position relative to the environment using triangulation techniques of GPS
Wednesday Feb 10th - 3PM-5PM MT
Format: Demo by Austin Griffith Superphiz, Unvetica, and Austin Griffith get together to jam on #Ethereum gaming! They'll share the games they love and what makes them awesome. They will explore collectibles, sidechains, and hats on planets! #DarkForest #EthereumGaming
NFTs 101: Ultimate Wiki on NFTs and the Future of Digital Ownership
Thursday Feb 11th - 9AM-11AM MT
Format: Demo and Workshop by Masha Vyazemskaya and Alex Salnikov (Rarible co-founder)
In these two hours, mint your NFTs & discover art on Rarible. The workshop will show the ins and outs of the platform Rarible followed by an AMA session. Two live chat sessions with Rarible’s CTO Eugene Nacu and community manager Ethan van Ballegooyen will take place at the bean bags in the MakerSpace
Activity incentives and prizes: Up to $1000 USD in minting fees for participants
Decentralized Dance Party
Thursday Feb 11th - 6PM-8PM MT
Format: Live party and active dancing and DJing by Gary Lachance Our goal is to further the frontiers of Partying, bring joy to millions of people and ensure that Partying is respected, legitimized, and forever enshrined as a cultural institution of paramount importance.Together, we will crush the despotic Party paradigms of yore and launch a new era of free and democratic Open-Source Partying. Join the MakerSpace closing party!
Exquisite Corpse; Graffitiing the Virtual Space
ETHDenver Livestream - Wednesday Feb 10th - 5PM-7PM MT
Format: Live painting inside a VR space
As an open activity, all ETHDenver members are invited to draw and freely tag the wall of this open VR space available to all on any desktop browser. This collective drawing will gather the memories of ETHDenver and the thoughts of its participants into this exquisite corpse of random collective creation.
Decentralized Art and Culture in the Virtual Realm
ETHDenver Livestream - Wednesday Feb 10th 2:40 pm-3:10 pm MT
Format: Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jessica Angel
Panelists: Annie Phillips, Bruno Skvorc, Gary Lachance, and JJ Laxton