I visited the clandestine LA workshop of a mad scientist, and posted some phonecam pics on the fly to my phonecamblog.
I'm standing in the garage of a supercool geek guy who is building an obscure, rad, retro sportscar. He's hacking into its electronic "brain" by way of an IBM thinkpad running an open source application that gathers and analyses performance data. Steven is a technician with one of the world's largest aeronautics companies. He is also a fearless robot master and pyro terrorist. Once, he rescued me from a bunch of bees. (Sanyo 8100/Sprint)
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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