This Friday, December 12, 8 PM – 12 Midnight, Fabricatorz and CPU:798 hosting the launch of the Laoban Soundsystem 1.0 with a free and open to the public event at
CPU:798 (map) in DaShanZi/798, Beijing
We invite all to come out to the launch of version 1.0 of the Laoban Soundsystem for a special Holiday Mixing Event at CPU:798. This is a new type of media event where all are welcome to join, bring media, laptops, video players, cameras, and other recording devices. The goal is to mix media, explore what artists, DJs, musicians, designers, and architects are working on RIGHT NOW — successes, failures, and rough edges are welcome at Laoban events! The ultimate plan is for consumers to be producers by both mixing media, and by tagging any recordings they have with “laoban” when posting onto twitter.com, flickr.com, or other places.
To kick off the first event, we have seeded the night with a few solid mixes including:
- long2, Audio Visual Artist, http://www.youtube.com/pulpozone, http://www.flickr.com/photos/dogbee/
- Ren Linxiao, Video Artist, http://www.youtube.com/user/linxiaoren
- Xu Tao (dj), http://www.myspace.com/vervexu
- Cai Kai (VJ), http://www.reel1981.com/blog/article.asp?id=155
- RAYDESIGN (RAY + PENNYsound system), http://www.raydesign.cn
- Deer Fang, Video
- Jon Phillips and Matt Hope, Upcoming Laoban 2.0 Soundsystem Open Speaker Plans
- Matt Hope will DJ late night
- Famous Special Guests To Be Announced
- WE WANT YOU! Bring what you are working on and put it into the MIX!
There will be the Laoban Soundsystem 1.0 to plug sound devices into, a projector for any videos, and free beer to provide the social lubricant for the evening.
- WHEN Friday, December 12, 8 PM – 12 midnight
- WHERE CPU:798 (map: http://cpu798.com/contact), DaShanZi/798 in Beijing. Once inside DaShanZi/798, head to UCCA. Across from UCCA is Timezone8 Bookstore/Cafe. Walk towards Timezone8 and down the street until the very end where you will find CPU:798 at the end of the street and the Laoban Logo/Sound.
- WHO Artists, Musicians, Friends, Software/Web
- TAGS laoban, beijing, experimental, art, music, dubstep, media, sharing, freebeer
798 Art District
2 Jiuxianqiao Lu
Mobile: +86 1.360.282.8624
我们邀请大家来参加“老板音响系统1.0” 的启动活动，一次在 CPU:798 画廊的圣诞Mixing 活动。这是一个新的媒体活动尝试，欢迎大家带上你们的手提电脑、摄像机、播放器或其它录制设备来参加活动。我们的目的是混合媒体，并了解艺术家、DJ、音乐家、设计师、建筑师正在进行的工作和项目，无论是成功的、失败的还是未完成的项目。计划的最终目的是通过媒体的混合，以及通过在纪录的内容（照片，视频等）上添加“老板”的标签（tagging) 并上传到 twitter.com, flickr.com 和其它地方，从而使消费者成为生产者。
地点：CPU: 798 (map: http://cpu798.com/contact)
地点：CPU: 798 (map: http://cpu798.com/contact)，798内优伦斯对面时八书店的小路尽头就是 CPU:798，将有“老板”标记。
As a note, please jump over to the Laoban page and you can download the plans for the first set of Laoban speakers under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license. You can print them out, build them, and then share what you have created with the word with the tag, Laoban, on your favorite social networking websites.
Laoban Soundsystem is an open sound system. The plans for all speakers are available on-line. The events the soundsystem participates in are media events that generate further media. Anyone who attends the events, creates the speakers, or produces content for them, please tag your work with laoban.
My old friend, Matt Hope and are having the big bass edition of the Laoban Soundsystem fabricated in HeBei outside of Beijing over the holidays. We are on the look out to work with others, teach anyone how to make these speakers, and see what things can happen by producing these speakers and events.