Media Tech Tonic is a series of monthly demos/seminars held in Boston on media technology topics for media makers and artists. Meetings are hosted by MassArt Professional and Continuing Education, presented in collaboration with Boston Media Makers and organized by yours truly. Check out the Media Tech Tonic web site for information on upcoming sessions.
The origin of the name (which I believe came from a discussion with Steve Garfield during a brainstorming conversation we had on the name for this) comes from: Media: 1. plural of medium, 2. the means of communication that reach or influence people widely, 3. pertaining to or concerned with such means, origin: from the latin medius, central; Tech: 1. technical, 2. a technician, 3. technology, origin: shortening of technology, from the greek technologia, systematic treatment; Tonic: 1. a medicine that invigorates or strengthens, 2. anything invigorating physically, mentally, or morally, 3. the first degree of the scale, the keynote (music), 4. quinine water, 5. soda pop (new england), origin: from the greek tonikos, pertaining to stretching or tones; and thus, Media Tech Tonic.
If you would like to present at one of these meetings, contact me about it.
This post was revised 10/12/2010 to correct URLs that changed.