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Genspace – BioMaker Lab Tour
Genspace is a community biology laboratory, sometimes called a biomaker lab or a biohacker space, in South Brooklyn, New York where anyone can learn the fundamental scientific concepts and lab skills they need to meaningfully engage with the life sciences — including biology, biotechnology, microbiology, genetics, and related subjects. Biomakers are scientists, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, and in our lab they hack lab gear, create new sustainable biomaterials, and explore the ethical and social issues of emerging global technologies. In this session, you’ll get a tour of the Genspace lab, see objects, materials, and technology that Genspace members have made. We’ll talk about the minimal gear you need to get started with basic biotechnology experiments, and the types of organisms that are easy-to-grow and safe to use in a wide range of settings.
“Play & Plug” – Counterintuitive game controllers.
You’ve seen Pi-upgraded consoles. You’ve seen plug-n-play controllers with a pi or arduino built in, and games preloaded. What is “Counterintuitive Retrogaming?” How do you follow up an all-scrap upcycled 8-bit game controller? Tune in and find out! This is the latest in many years of retro-game projects and demonstrations Elijah has presented at Faire locations and in MakeZine, starting in 2016 with his first Maker Faire appearance and his Altoids Box Retro-Pi build. Starting as a street-advertising volunteer, Elijah has worked as a panelist, demonstrated projects on stage, mentored in seminars, and interacted with the public at booths and tables both for himself and while representing companies. While not at work, he’s been known to help stir up “creative mischief” on Faire grounds from Rochester to San Mateo including googley-eye “guerrilla art” and improvised pyrotechnics . He HAD the fire marshal’s permission. Really. You may have seen his High Altitude Balloon story on local news in the greater Wilkes-Barre region, or seen him with his Maker Faire friend & MythBusters Jr Co-star Allie Weber or their rag-tag group of “Problem Kids” in MakeZine or on Twitter.
YORB2020 is a multi-user social space online, created at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in response to the quarantine conditions of COVID-19, this project attempts to provide the ITP community with a shared virtual space to hang out, collaborate and work near each other. For Empire State Maker Faire, we showcased some student work. Here are the details:
- Toilet Paper Mania by Yiting Liu A virtual museum in the shape of toilet paper roll invites you to relive, rethink, and reflect your change of behaviors towards the toilet paper mania during COVID-19.
- Bubble World by Sihan Zhang Interact with bubbles in the browser by moving your hands/head.
- ITP Weather Band presented by Schuyler Devos ITP Weather Band is an ITP club dedicated to exploring the sonification and musical implications of weather data.
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