Video highlights of the Boing Boing: Ingenuity hack day!

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

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

Car tells robot artist what to paint

A robot that paints water colors is super. A car that generates dozens of data streams is awesome. When you connect the two the result is super awesome

PBS Newshour interviews Pesco at Boing Boing: Ingenuity

PBS News Hour's Hari Sreenivasan talked to Pesco about his favorite Ford Open-XC hacks from the Boing Boing Ingenuity: Data Driven hackatahon the prior day and the mind-bending magic of Ferdinando Buscema.

Todd Berman's incredible sketches from Boing Boing: Ingenuity

A great way to capture the flavor of Boing Boing: Ingenuity's theatrical experience Sunday is this set of sketches that Todd Berman created live at the event.

Adam Savage's Ten Rules for Success

The inimitable Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters, co-founder of Tested, and BB contributor, closed our Boing Boing: Ingenuity theatrical experience yesterday with ten rules for success that we would all do well to follow.

Boing Boing Ingenuity: Thank you!

Photo: Hugh Howey

A Happy Mutant thank you to everyone who celebrated with us, in person and online, at Boing Boing: Ingenuity, our two day real world extravaganza that started with Saturday's Ingenuity: Data Driven hack day and continued Sunday with a magical and inspiring theatrical performance in the magnificent former Masonic Lodge. Over the next several weeks, we will share a series of videos documenting the experience that embodied the things that fuel all of us who make and read this site: curiosity, wonder, and respect for unbridled ingenuity.

Thank you to all of the hackers, speakers, and performers who came to play with us. We feel fortunate to know you and privileged to have this opportunity to share your work with the world.

Special thank you to Ford and Team Detroit for partnering with us to really bring Boing Boing into the physical realm for the very first time after 25 years in existence. Thank you to Federated Media Publishing. Thank you to Stacey Foreman who orchestrated the event production. Thank you to Ariel Waldman for her wisdom on hack day hosting.

And, of course, thanks to all of you for taking this trip with us. And it is a trip.

Above, from left to right: Dean Putney, Adam Savage, David Pescovitz, Rob Beschizza, Jason Weisberger, Xeni Jardin, John Law, and Mark Frauenfelder outside of the Masonic Lodge. Thank you to John who kindly brought along our special guest stars, the Doggie Diner Heads, icons of San Francisco history and the counterculture. Read the rest

10 cool things so far at Boing Boing: Ingenuity

Our first-ever stage event is going great today, bringing us into the material plane for the very first time. All day Sunday, we've got all sorts of fascinating presentations, astounding performances, and living curiosities on show at a former Masonic Lodge in San Francisco.

Data Driven hackathon kicks off Boing Boing: Ingenuity

A unique dataset, strong coffee and a soundtrack provided by a gigantic robotic gamelan. What more could anyone want at a hackathon?

Our first-ever hack party kicked off this morning at TechShop San Francisco, marking the beginning of Boing Boing: Ingenuity, a two-day extravaganza of art, science and creativity.

Boing Boing: Ingenuity is this weekend!

For a real-time window onto Boing Boing: Ingenuity, this weekend's 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.

Ariel Waldman on hacking science

As creator of Spacehack and lead instigator of the global Science Hack Day, Ariel Waldman is dedicated to instilling a sense of wonder about science, and empowering everyone to get involved in scientific research. Ariel will speak on Sunday at Boing Boing: Ingenuity and is helping orchestrate the Ingenuity: Data Driven hack day!

Adam Savage on simple ideas and big discoveries

Adam Savage is a happy mutant hero, a master maker with ethics, personality, warmth, and wit. We are honored that Adam, co-host of Mythbusters, co-founder of Tested, and BB contributor, will speak at our Boing Boing: Ingenuity theatrical experience on Sunday, August 18, in San Francisco! Won't be there in person? Don't fret! We'll be documenting the whole shebang on video for sharing on the site in the coming weeks! Meanwhile, here's Adam's take on "How Simple Ideas Lead To Scientific Discoveries."

Boing Boing: Ingenuity in partnership with Ford C-Max.

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Boing Boing Ingenuity: A look at Ford's OpenXC real-time data platform

At the Boing Boing: Ingenuity hack day, several dozen of our favorite hackers, designers, and developers will have the opportunity to work with Open XC, Ford's open-source platform that connects smart phones and tablets to real-time vehicle data.

Shovelman to play live at Boing Boing: Ingenuity

Junkyard beatnik blues player Isaac Frankle, who goes by the nickname Shovelman because of his DIY geetar, will play live at Boing Boing: Ingenuity!

Boing Boing Ingenuity: The Memory Palace live

The Memory Palace podcast tells the story of an outré, surprising, or secret bit of history. We're delighted that host Nate DiMeo will be presenting the show live at our Boing Boing: Ingenuity theatrical experience!

Free tickets to Boing Boing: Ingenuity, August 18 in San Francisco

Would you like to be a guest at our mind-bending event celebrating creativity, and wonder? We have a very limited number of tickets to give away! Just post to our forum about the most ingenious thing you've encountered this week, online or off.

Boing Boing Ingenuity: Seth Shostak and the search for ET

Seth Shostak is senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, a scientific organization seeking evidence of life beyond Earth. Seth, whose job is to listen for ET's call, will be speaking at Boing Boing: Ingenuity on August 18!

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