* I pretty much enjoyed everything about it. I almost wouldn't change anything about the night 
The big takeaways was that people were into it, and they want to continue the event so I'm scheduling another one for the February first friday at the same time. 

Things I enjoyed

* noisebridge folks showed up. we got a big roll of paper from noisebridge, and that was very cool that we had more inter-hackerspace resource sharing. I think the paper was taking up a lot of space in their space as well. 

* people felt very free and un self conscious to make stuff or perform music. there wasn't a lot of attention focused only on one speaker or performer, it was more like several organic groups. 

* the biohackers, other cool folks and companies donated free materials without asking for anything in return. thank you! really appreciate it. 

* very spontaneous - people just showed up with all sorts of setups and weird ideas, like painting on records using cheap acrylic house paint samples from Home Depot. 

* complement, not compete with Oakland art murmur - i feel like trying to do stuff inside sudoroom during the art murmur is a bad idea, and i kept talking about it, so it was nice to finally prove my point. there are just too many distractions, and forcing sudoroom to be as loud, colorful or full of as many hot people to flirt with as art murmur is playing on our weaknesses not building our strengths. the mood was completely chill compared to the murmur, and focused less on sensory overload and more on recovery from sensory overload

Things that could have been done better
  • No on-street promotion - we didn't have people standing on the street waving passers-by to enter the SudoRoom like we did during the last fundraising party. This could have brought lots of diverse, interesting traffic into the space. 
  • what is this about? we had a hard time explaining what the event was about in one word* 
  • No art MCs - We had advertised a live ART MC to act as a performer and walk around the space. we didn't really have this.
  • street vendors from oakland art murmur could have been pulled in to bring their stuff inside and continue their informal "exhibitions" - probably to more success and greater attention
  •  [I actually preferred that there were no ART MCs since the goal was to avoid as much as possible an audience staring blankly at someone on the stage... the lack of an MC/comedian/talker made for a very non-egotistical and collaborative evening, with people feeling unafraid to go play the instruments, go in front of people, or make art without feeling they were being started at too much] 


Romy Ilano

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:43 AM, Eddan Katz <eddan@sudoroom.tv> wrote:
Hey Romy -

Great job organizing this and making it really fun, with some help of course from others.
Any take-aways, lessons learned, afterthoughts on how to go about this next month with even greater success?


On Dec 26, 2013, at 5:32 PM, Romy Ilano <romy@snowyla.com> wrote:

Hi I set up a wiki page with a summary of this event.

-> it's not going to be a simple art exhibition
-> it's after the art murmur

I need help with this if anyone is interested. is anyone interested in selling sudomate, etc? 


January 3, 2014 - we are having a post Oakland Art Murmur art making evening.
The idea is that instead of doing an art show, we will create a space for people to create art, hack on stuff, dance and perform for everyone live. It's like a Jazz musician jam. There are going to be art MC's such as James Lamaste and roller skaters like Elle Seven cheering people on, presenting videos, and playing music.

We need:
  • Art supplies, any old markers or pens you have
  • any extra electronics parts you have
  • Big rolls of paper
  • clean up, people interested in being mimes and performers



  • Opening ceremonies presented by James Lamaste
    • People are directed to where they can draw or hack, different stations. There will be standing areas for the MC to go to at various points of the night to showcase their progress.
  • Elle Seven will skate around, present her wonderful skate films set in Dakar and East Los Angeles. http://facebook.com/elleseven


Romy Ilano

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