Boing Boing: Ingenuity, our two day real world extravaganza, is upon us. Scientists. Artists. Makers. Writers. Designers. Musicians. Eccentrics. Boing Boing: Ingenuity brings our site off the screen and into the physical realm for the very first time. The experience begins on Saturday August 17th with a 12-hour marathon hack day at TechShop San Francisco and continues Sunday, August 18th with fascinating presentations, astounding performances, and living curiosities on the stage of a former Masonic Lodge. You can see the line-up here. It's vaudeville for Happy Mutants! For those who won't be there in person, don't fret. We will be documenting the entire weekend to share here in the coming weeks. Of course, if you yearn for a real-time window onto this unprecedented celebration of cleverness, curiosity, and wonder, we urge you to tune in (and turn on) to our social media channels -- @boingboing on Twitter and @boingboing on Instagram -- for on-the-scene snaps, videos, quotes, and links galore. The hashtag is #bbingenuity. Get illuminated.
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Ethan Zuckerman — formerly of Global Voices, now at the MIT Center for Civic Media — has spent his career trying to find thoughtful, effective ways to use technology as a lever to make positive social change (previously), but that means that he also spends a lot of time in the company of people making […]
If you’re a student journalist and want to attend HOPE XI, the Eleventh Hackers on Planet Earth conference (July 22-24, NYC) you can win free admission (and an interview with me!) by submitting an article about any of the topics come up at HOPE conferences! Get writing!
Experienced shutterbugs with DSLR cameras have boatloads of lens options for capturing the moment. Unfortunately, smartphone photographers often get stuck with their one crummy lens, which means limited zoom and focus for their final image.Step up your smartphone’s photographic power with the Acesori 5-Piece Smartphone Camera Lens Kit, now just $9.99 in the Boing Boing Store.Magnetic rings easily […]
Some truths are universal. For one, your phone will always run out of power when you most need it. For another, the charging cords that come packaged with your Apple device will fray, split, and rip faster than Usain Bolt in a game of tag.Instead, pick up a charging cord that anyone would have a tough […]
Some people say magic tricks are nerdy and best left to your 12-year-old asthmatic cousin. But others see value in perfecting the slight of hand and showmanship associated with a perfectly executed routine. We’re firmly in the latter camp. And now, we’re giving you the ability to put a few parlor tricks up your sleeve with the Penguin […]