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.