truTV’s Hack My Life

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Join hosts of truTV's Hack My Life, Kevin Pereira and Brooke van Poppelen, as they talk about how this new show came to be. Who knew that what started off as an idea on the internet could turn into a television show! nCome meet Kevin & Brooke, learn some hacks from the show and even be part of our live hacker demo competition. Hack My Life coming to truTV January 2015.


The 2600 Hacker Van

Exhibit

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.



Being Human in a Digital World: Lessons from the Intersections of Technology and Culture

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As the Director of User Experience Research in Intel Labs, Bell leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. Bell will share how her and her team's approach has fundamentally altered the way Intel envisions and plans its products so that they are centered on people's needs rather than simply silicon capabilities.


MakerPro Presents: PR for Makers

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Chris Nicholson, a former New York Times reporter and head of communications at Celery, explains how entrepreneurs and inventors can create strong, mutually beneficial relationships with reporters to tell their storiesnnTopics covered include: Intro to the media, The perfect pitch, and why press releases don't work for startups.


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.



Is DIY Space Dangerous?

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Now that anybody can launch a satellite, just how dangerous is it letting anybody launch a satellite? Let's look at how much damage a malicious picosatellite, like a CubeSat, can do, and what the real human-created hazards might be.




The Grommet

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Founded by Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, The Grommet is a launch platform for innovative products with a purpose by Makers with stories. Visit our booth to experience a variety of early-stage products in action.




Computer Music Embodiment and Interactive Sound Design

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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



Make a Tune

Exhibit

''Make a Tune'' is an interactive project that allows your to make a tune based on touch senescing and upload to the same to soundcloud.com instantly which you can then access/download at your leisure.



Nest

Exhibit

Nest, a new stop-motion felted wool video game. Nest is a competitive, 2v2 local multiplayer game where you control cute, wobbly and wonky felted wool creatures and fight to control all the nests in the sky!


From Recording to Listening – some recent projects from The New York Times R&D Lab

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We are working on a number of experiments that explore the potential applications of new, semantically-aware listening techniques across various contexts
I'll show several projects that engage with this concept and go over the technologies and design motivations behind each one. Some projects include:nnCurriculum, a group browsing experiment that gives labmates a live feed of the semantic topics we're browsing online.nBlush, an experiment in social wearablesnStreamtools, a graphical application for dealing with streams of datanListening Table, an experiment to capture and understand the semantic residue of a space.


PR for Hardware Startups and Crowdfunding campaigns

Presenter

Chris Nicholson, a former New York Times reporter and and head of communications at Celery, explains how entrepreneurs, inventors and online merchants can create strong, mutually beneficial relationships with reporters, and tell effective stories.
Celery helps thousands of small, early-stage companies take pre-orders, and we've learned that after crowdfunding, the difference between success and failure is PR and marketing.


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