The 2600 Hacker Van


The 2600 Hacker Van is a refurbished New York Telephone van from the 1980s which fell into the hands of 2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly. Staffmembers will be on hand to show what the hacker world is REALLY all about.

How to Make the Biggest Family Tree Ever


We're in the midst of a revolution in family history. Thanks to the Internet and DNA, we can now make family trees with MILLIONS of people. This is the ultimate social network. My tree has 78 million people on it, including everyone from Abe Lincoln to Gwyneth Paltrow. With all these relatives, I will be holding the Global Family Reunion in June of 2015 right here at the NYSCI.

Add Bluetooth to your Project


Add Bluetooth to your Arduino project enabling wireless communication with a phone or computer. Learn about Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth Classic. Learn about the available Bluetooth shields, breakout boards and Arduino compatible hardware.

Aspire IT–Introducing Middle School Girls to STEM One Step At a Time


Aspire IT is a program I have founded in my high school through funding by NCWIT to provide local community's middle school girls an opportunity to be involved in the STEM field, particularly in computing or technology. Since less than 12% of Computer Science bachelor degrees awarded were given to women, it is crucial that these girls are informed that they, too, have the power to program and change the world with codes. I want to present this piece of information to the public, and inspire others to show that anyone and everyone can start a program to benefit these girls and change the status quo where IT is seemingly a 'men only' field.

Computer Music Embodiment and Interactive Sound Design


The presentation will be focused on discussing the possibilities available on the market and techniques that allow the use of BioFeedback sensors to compose, perform and interact with music. Adriano's talk will focus on the importance of Kinesthetic for the development of Performance arts and will analyze his collection of work including the use of: Kinect, Leapmotion, iOS, accelerometers and several other ways to control and interact with the computer in the music making process. The presentation will analyze the Interactive Sound Design approach of Adriano Clemente

Teaching Tech to UnderRepresented Youth: Tech Kids Unlimited & Urban Tech Alliance


While the technology sector is booming and more jobs are created--how do we ensure that underrepresented youth are taught the same tech skills as their peers so that they can have a chance at employment? Join kids and representatives from Tech Kids Unlimited, a non profit which teaches technology to kids who learn differently along with Black Girls Code, a non profit devoted to teaching African-American girls to code to talk about the importance of all kids learning technology and programming skills for future employment.



The Reverse Abstraction series begins with a simple premise: that humans and computers perceive the world through different languages, and what is concrete for one is abstract for the other.


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