It was great to see US Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) wearing my "Critter" Boing Boing T-shirt (Cory posted the photo here as an update to his post about Rep. Polis' epic takedown of the laughably disingenuous Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart). Now I have a photo of Rep. Polis in another Boing Boing T-shirt ("Unizilla" drawn by Adam "Ape Lad" Koford).
The photo was taken by John Maushammer when Rep. Polis came to The Boulder Hackerspace and signed up for membership. Wow -- a US Congressman who is against the War on Drugs and is also a maker -- I almost want to move back to Boulder so I could vote for him next time he's up for re-election.
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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