Frank Story

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For three years Jon Ronson was the keyboard player with the Frank Sidebottom Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. They toured the United Kingdom, playing to sell-out crowds in small venues. They rode high. And then it all went wrong... Now Jon presents a one-man show ''Frank Story'' telling the true story behind the new acclaimed fictionalized movie co written by him and starring Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This is a tribute to outsider artists too wonderfully strange to ever make it in the mainstream.



The Young Makers Program

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In 2010, Pixar partnered with Make: and the Exploratorium to create the Young Makers Program. The program brings together a community of adult mentors and youth ages 8-18 of varying backgrounds, interests, and skill levels to create ambitious open-ended projects. Tony DeRose, a co-founder of the program, will highlight a number of past projects, discuss why Pixar is participating, and describe how you can get involved.


Investing in Today for a Secure Tomorrow

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Dean Kamen holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents and has improved thousands of lives through his health care inventions. But one of Dean's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.


Bringing New Life to an Old Spacecraft

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In April 2014 our team set about bringing the 36 year old ISEE-3 (International Sun Earth Explorer 3) spacecraft back to operational health. The team has brought its basic systems back online for the first time in decades and will shortly resume science operations with the half dozen science experiments that are still operational. This is the first citizen science, crowd funded, crowd sourced, interplanetary space science mission.





Cases for Makerspaces

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Explore how Maker Ed's vision of "Every Child a Maker" extends to providing more opportunities for youth in a surprising variety of makerspaces. All children, who are all born makers, deserve and need time and places to play, learn, and make. We will discuss ways of starting, share a a large variety of examples and makerspace types, from the traditional to non-traditional. Together, let's make the case for making space.





Introducing Intel Edison

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Intel Edison technology packs a robust set of features into its small size -- delivering great performance, durability, and a broad spectrum of I/O and software support. Those versatile features help meet the needs of a wide range of makers and pro-makers. Jim will provide an introduction to using Linux* with the Intel Edison technology's hardware, software, and cloud capabilities. In addition, he will outline how the new Intel Edison board, paired with a number of expansion boards, can support the thousands of ideas on the cusp of being invented.



Maker Air Demonstration

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The elements will be twisted as air and fire are manipulated at the presenters command. Leave with a new understanding of a substance that has surrounded them their entire lives, AIR!


Design Demonstration

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We are all designers; join us in repurposing household items to build an imaginative mechanism to meet a challenge while using NYSCI's design process.




Maker Air Demonstration

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The elements will be twisted as air and fire are manipulated at the presenters command. Leave with a new understanding of a substance that has surrounded them their entire lives, AIR!



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