What do Game Boys, kazoos, empty bottles, laptops and slide projectors have in common? They can all be played at Share, a drum circle for the digital age and the first event in Aurora Picture Show's interactive, multimedia festival Media Archeology: Software Cinema. According to host Dan Winckler, Share is "completely content-agnostic." The totally improvised audio-video jam session has limitless possibilities, as participants bring any instrument they have -- high-tech or homemade -- to patch in to Aurora's outlets, amplifiers and projectors and rock out. As Winckler explains, "you can play anything you want on any instrument you can carry in." 8 p.m. Aurora Picture Show, 800 Aurora.
This digital showcase will extend through the weekend at various arts venues. For those not fully prepared to compose a laptop symphony, Archeology offers less participatory shows. At 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, "satellite jockey" Rick Silva will mix Google earth images as if they were records on a turntable to present earth's greatest hits at University of Houston's Dudley Recital Hall (entrance No. 16, off Cullen Boulevard). And don't miss My Robot Friend at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Orange Show (2402 Munger). The human-bot will dazzle with his electronic music and choreography of blinking lights and flashing images on his body, er, suit thing.
For full schedule and venue information, visit www.aurorapictureshow.org.
April 19-23, 8 p.m.