Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Boys & Girls Club of America

Photo by Michael T. Kennedy, Ph.D.
Recently Roth Mobot was invited by Northwestern University to give one of their lecture/demonstrations of experimental musical instrument construction to a the local Science Club chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Patrick explained the principles of constructive failure, acoustic exploration, and rudimentary experimental electronics hacking to a group of approximately twenty students and their teachers.

The students have been studying how science is used in the creation and control of music and have been constructing their own instruments for the past few weeks. Their session will end in a week with a talent show of their instruments. They invited Patrick to be one of the "judges" at the show.

Read the Science Club's blog entry for more details and photos.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Roth Mobot Written up in DuPage Courier

The College of DuPage's student newspaper, the Courier, recently published an interview with Tommy and Patrick in their Arts section.

It's a nice write up, focusing on our approach to music, our re-purposing of discarded technology, and our academic focus on community building & academics.

If you have a moment give it a read and tell us what you think (you can leave comments on www.RothMobot.com).