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.
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.
The infinitely curious, brilliant, and kind Adam Savage gave the closing benediction at Boing Boing: Ingenuity with his ten ground rules for success.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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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.
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.
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.
TempAssure addresses the problem of children and pets suffering from heat stroke after accidentally being left inside hot cars.
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!
Project: Autobahn uses OpenXC data as MIDI data to compose and play Kraftwerkian music that matches the driver’s behavior.