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SXSW2006: The Robot Group

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the March 14th, 2006

GETV is in Austin, Texas for the SXSW Interactive festival. This is some of the weirdness from the EFF/Creative Commons party at the Elks’ Lodge #201. Robots and theremins brought to you by the Robot Group. Episode links: sxswi, robot group, thereping

4 Responses to 'SXSW2006: The Robot Group'

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  1. on March 15th, 2006 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the video footage. I’ve been wondering what they were doing with robots and theremins!

  2. on March 16th, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    […] The weirdest party award goes to the EFF/Creative Commons fet at the Elks Lodge #201. I navigated past the 84 year old cigar smoking war veterans playing dominoes (it was pizza night) to a lower ballroom. Here The Robot Group was getting jiggy with a couple of remote controlled dancing robots while four unsuspecting partygoers attempted to play homemade theremin instruments that played bleepy 80’s midi music while the host added to the cheese with electronic drums. […]

  3. Vern Graner said,

    on March 21st, 2006 at 9:13 am

    As one of the creators of the “Thereping” being demonstrated in this clip, I’d like to say _thank you_ to the GeekTV folks for featuring our work! 🙂 I’d also like to invite anyone who is interested in learning more about the Thereping instrument to visit our web page at We are actively encouraging folks to build there own Therepings and help us improve the software to make playing a Thereping more interesting and fun! Thanks again GeekTV! 🙂


  4. on November 13th, 2007 at 4:51 am

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