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August 17-18, 2013, San Francisco

Scientists. Artists. Makers. Musicians. Designers. Eccentrics.
Boing Boing: Ingenuity brings the site off the screen and into the real world for a hackathon and stage show. Get illuminated.

Boing Boing: Ingenuity (Redux)

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As our coverage of Boing Boing: Ingenuity draws to a close, we’d like to remind you that video evidence of our living cabinet of curiosities is now online for your viewing pleasure.

Boing Boing Hack Day: The Director's Cut

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At Boing Boing Ingenuity: Data Driven, more than 50 folks got their hands dirty with data through our partner Ford’s OpenXC open source hardware and software platform. Boing Boing’s talented video director Eric Mittleman and his crew crated this rollicking short documentary about the experience.

Adam Savage video: Ground Rules for Success

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The infinitely curious, brilliant, and kind Adam Savage gave the closing benediction at Boing Boing: Ingenuity with his ten ground rules for success.

Chris Noessel: lessons of science fiction computer interfaces

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What can Logan’s Run, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and Shrek teach us about how not to design computers? Veteran interaction designer and author Chris Noessel explored these very questions in his Boing Boing: Ingenuity presentation and book, Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction.

Live in the Memory Palace: Ferris wheels, giant lobsters, and Samuel Morse

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At Boing Boing: Ingenuity, The Memory Palace’s Nate DiMeo took the audience on a captivating journey from the construction of the first Ferris Wheel in 1893, to a time when massive lobsters beckoned to us from the seashore, and closing with the tragic tale of why painter S.F.B. Morse invented the telegraph.

Megan Prelinger: Art, Advertising, and Outer Space

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Rogue librarian Megan Prelinger is co-founder of the incredible Prelinger Library and author of Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957 – 1962, the launchpad for her captivating presentation at Boing Boing: Ingenuity.

Astronomer Seth Shostak: We'll find ET by 2037!

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SETI Institute chief astronomer Seth Shostak bet hundreds of people at Boing Boing: Ingenuity that we’ll hear from an extraterrestrial within 25 years. Find out why.

Tom Vanderbilt: the counterintuitive science of traffic

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Tom Vanderbilt, author of the bestselling book Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do (And What It Says About Us), shares insights on late merging, the demographics of honking, and highway hypnosis.

Ferdinando Buscema: magic, wonder, and ingenuity

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Ferdinando Buscema is a magic experience designer whose work draws from mechanical engineering, sleight-of-hand, and his explorations of hermetic traditions. We couldn’t have asked for a more astonishing opening presentation at Boing Boing: Ingenuity.

OpenXC provides car data for cool hacks

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We were blown away by the hackers’ imaginative uses of OpenXC in their 8-hour projects. We saw a watercolor robot, a music composition system, an animated back window display, a cost-of-driving meter, and other projects that responded to OpenXC’s car data.

A cost-of-driving meter for your car

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Imagine a taxi-meter style display that shows you the true cost of driving for every trip you take in your car. That’s just what David Harris and Steven Kryskalla built at our first hack day event.

Back window car display

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The Smart Brake gives drivers behind you information about what you are doing, and says thanks to courteous drivers who let you merge into their lane.

Prototype could help save kids and animals locked in a hot car

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TempAssure addresses the problem of children and pets suffering from heat stroke after accidentally being left inside hot cars.

Video highlights of the Boing Boing: Ingenuity hack day!

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Our partner Ford created a terrific video highlighting the fun we had at Boing Boing Ingenuity: Data Driven, our first ever hack day that took place on August 17!

Car composes Kraftwerkian music

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Project: Autobahn uses OpenXC data as MIDI data to compose and play Kraftwerkian music that matches the driver’s behavior.