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.
SITU Studio will present the process of designing, fabricating, and installing the new 10,000 sq ft permanent exhibition space at the New York Hall of Science. Split evenly between a studio and workshop space, SITU fully integrates design and making into its practice. Design Lab is a series of five activity areas designed to host an array of STEM and project-based learning activities. Conceived of as sites to foster and promote problem ideation, tinkering, testing, and displaying results - the architecture is intended to be integral to the types of critical discovery and making that is so crucial to the design process.
Pittsburgh Art Car is a ''most wanted'' themed demolition derby car that evolves in each city. Participants have mugshot taken & used to decorate the car while experiencing derby via a video. Artists live battle paint the car.
A hackerspace of ideas for the ''free encyclopedia anyone can edit'', with skill share for Wikipedia and free knowledge, edit-a-thon for undercovered topics, and multimedia corner for photos, video and audio by participants.
I will bring a team of in-character performers to assist in running a Steam/Dieselpunk photobooth. Each performer has their own costume, gadget and backstory that they will utilize to make the photobooth experience entertaining.
I've designed a simple musical robot that plays 20 chromatic deskbells that plays anything from algorithmic compositions and improvisations to pop songs. Using Arduino, 3D printed and off the shelf components.
As the Smithsonian's primary internal exhibit producer, the Office of Exhibits Central uses cutting-edge 3D technologies to print artifact reproductions from scan data, design exhibition mounts, mill custom cavity packs, etc.
EWB-USA's New York Professional Chapter presents real world examples of #tech4dev solutions to developing world problems. Come on by to fly a kite and learn how engineers survived before GoogleEarth! #globaldevelopment
WARNING: Do not attempt at home! Get your freshly exploded cereal here! Puffed cereal, a breakfast staple, debuted at the 1904 World's Fair. Join us as we recreate the cereals of yore with our 3,200 pound puffing gun!
In conversations with culture and thought leaders, Connecting: Makers examines how the connected world is changing the nature of creativity. When everyone is a maker, new possibilities emerge, but with them come new responsibilities about digital transparency, cultural awareness, and the role of the designer.
Connecting: Makers is second in the Connecting Series, short films exploring trends in interaction and experience design. Produced by Microsoft Design and Bassett & Partners
Textiles in the Tech Space/Hacker SpacennSewing, knitting, embroidery... many of these occupations are considered old fashioned and purely crafty. Certainly not things associated with the "tech space". Creating a niche for these arts in traditionally tech-heavy hackerspaces poses challenges and has considered rewards for crafters and techies alike. This is my story about what it was like to blend these two things I love so much in my communities.
Everything you see today in the maker movement of the web basically had its origins in the Zine culture of the '80s punk rock movement. Creating your own labels was entrepreneurship of that day — through democratization and technology came the idea of the long tail of music. The idea was that you didn't have to adhere to the mass production model of the traditional entertainment industry. You could go your own way. That was all part of the punk scene. That's where I grew up, and I've basically been following that model ever since.
SciFi thriller writer Daniel Suarez (Daemon, Freedom TM) takes the maker movement to its edges. DIY tech like 3D printing and drones become main characters, and the power of the maker is cast in alternately utopian and dystopian light. Join publisher Tim O'Reilly in probing for Suarez's more recent insights into the near (and present) future.
Tim Ferriss takes an analytical, data centric approach to everything. Dancing, learning languages, finding love, cooking, working out. He's a master of efficiency, and making his own way. Interviewed by MAKE founding editor Mark Frauenfelder.