G33k Xmas is a roughly-annual gathering of friends who are obsessed with technology and art. We get together and offer up our extra tech to anyone who shows up, and take home whatever we find useful. The conversation and curiosity around the different items makes this an amazing night of g33k fun.

Swapping technology, versus buying something new, allows us to try many different technologies out, hear about new ones (who knew vector displays can be hacked). It encourages the reuse and repurposing, instead of recycling or purchasing of technology.

Timelapses from G33k’s Past

May 2004

October 2004

May 2005

May 2006

January 2008

February 2009

February 2010

January 2011

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February 2012

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January 2013

February 2014

January 2015

January 2016

January 2017

January 2018

What Has Been Swapped (very incomplete)

What people have brought in the past that others have taken (in no particular order or completeness): Tongue depressors, 8 track mixer, mics, digital still and video cameras, Color Kinetics lights, hand-held video games, PS1’s, laptops, slide projectors, cables of every hue, cd’s/dvd’s people have created, PDA’s, midi controllers and converters, motors, routers, Tivo(*4), laptops, graphics cards, amps, cd changers, 4-channel mixers, dj mixers, clocks, mice, headphones, burners (not the dusty people), tools, and many things I’m not sure have names….but were tremendously entertaining to try and figure out.