Want to set up a Science Hack Day in your city? Would you like to be flown to San Francisco's Science Hack Day on November 12-13 to get inspired? As I posted last month, Institute for the Future (IFTF) and my colleague Ariel "Spacehack" Waldman received a grant for Science Hack Day enabling ten people from around the world to be flown to the San Francisco event. Deadline to apply is 8/31. Ariel says:
Science Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building 'cool stuff'. They're already beginning to pop up across the world in the coming months, from Dublin to Cape Town and a dozen cities in between.
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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