Monday, August 31, 2009

2001, here we come!


Thanks to Jake and all the other folks at AU ITS, Repo now has a computer. It's kind of old, and it doesn't have any USB ports, so I don't know yet how we'll get the records off of it yet, but we're going to record material flow direct into a spreadsheet rather than via pen, paper, clipboard, and an unruly pile of dirty crumpled 8.5x11's.

The goal at this point is to put this material flow information onto Google Documents, and in turn generate interesting charts, graphs, and statistics. In just a few unannounced hours of sitting around setting up the computer and processing some scrap metal, close to 200lbs of material left Repo, and about 15 more were donated.


Max Davis, pictured above, was the last Repo customer of the Analog Era.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

8/30 cleaning + keygiving

The first Open Repo was a rousing success, resulting in an abnormally clean container, now completely clear of flammables, and a great deal of progress (25 lbs of brass) on the scrap doorknob project.





More photos available on the Repo flickr.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Open Repo, Sunday 8/30 @ NOON

The first Open Repo will be this Sunday at noon.

This is your opportunity as a member of the not-Repo to visit, volunteer, or just linger around quietly for a few minutes before walking off without talking to anyone.

Repo can be reached at this green arrow:

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

State of the Repo

As of August 2009, we have realized a few things:
First of all, Repo needs more space, or a major restructuring. We are at capacity because we are standing in for both a well-run campus recycling program and a houseware-donation program. We would like to have more space available for bringing in sweet industrial materials, like end-rolls of nylon (or Kevlar!), seconds from paint companies, and giant vinyl billboard tarps.
Second, Repo needs dependable people. We have a small core of trash ninjas, but if you are interested, and like midnight trashpicking and large quantities of stuff, please contact us (
Third, we are no longer providing the service of guilt-free trash disposal. If we are given stuff that you should have thrown out, we will throw it out too. This doesn't clear you of the negative karma of sending things to a landfill. In fact, it amplifies it so much that soon you might be hit by a bus.

More to come about imminent changes to Repo. Check back soon.

Love, Repo

Repo-ing our way to the future

Welcome to the blog for Repo, the materials exchange parasitically attached to the art school at Alfred University in Alfred, NY. Here you'll find updates on our activities, new materials, and schedule. Presumably you were directed here from the main Repo site. If not, and you're curious about what, who, and why we are, check us out at: