Codefest Jr.
2:00 PM14:00

Codefest Jr.

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Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers is excited to participate in Codefest Jr., Saturday, May 19, 2018. Come play with our synthesizers at this kid-focused, hands-on event.


Description from host's event page:
Learn, explore and play with coding in all its forms in this celebration of creative technology for kids and teens!

During this hands-on event, you can:

--Learn about computational thinking with interactive, hands-on activities
--Explore the Techno Teens program from the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
--Design 3D objects and see a 3D printer in action
--Engage in hands-on activities with Assemble
--Learn about Sparkbox’s coding tools for beginning coders
--Make music with Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers
--Discover the code behind beat-making and audio production
--Guide a robot through a maze
--Develop interactive 3D environments with Alice
--And much more!

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3:00 PM15:00


See the restored, silent sci-fi classic Metropolis, featuring live, electronic musical accompaniment by Richard Nicol of Pittsburgh Modular Synthesizers, Michel Johnsen, and Herman Pearl. 

Metropolis tells the story of a highly stylized futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. When the privileged youth Freder (Gustav Fröhlich) discovers the grim scene under the city, he becomes intent on helping the workers. He befriends the rebellious teacher Maria (Brigitte Helm), but this puts him at odds with his authoritative father, leading to greater conflict.

Incorporating more than 25 minutes of newly discovered footage, this 2010 restoration of Metropolis is the definitive edition of Fritz Lang’s science fiction masterpiece. The integration of scenes and subplots long considered lost endows Metropolis with even greater tension and emotional resonance, as it dramatizes the conflict between wealthy über-capitalists and rebellious subterranean laborers—orchestrated by a diabolical scientist capable of destroying them.

This will be the second installment of our Robot Hall of Fame Film Series. Our replica of Maria, who inspired another beloved Hollywood robot – C-3PO, will be available for photos in The Rangos!

There will be a 15-minute intermission during the screening.

Tickets cost $10 for Carnegie Museums members / $12 for non-members. Purchase tickets here:

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GearFest 2018
to Jun 23

GearFest 2018

We'll be in the ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION tent. More location information forthcoming.

******From the Event Host ******

With two days of the hottest new gear, mind-blowing workshops, and performances by some of the best in the business, Sweetwater continues to put the "fest" in GearFest. Oh, and did we mention thousands of dollars of gear giveaways, camping, and GearFest-exclusive gear deals? And it's all absolutely free. Register now to claim your spot at this year's Sweetwater GearFest.

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