March 6, 2012 in Tech Crafts
Processing and Arduino are two of the most versatile and lowest entry points into programming. If you are unfamiliar with either, let me introduce you.
While we’re talking inspiration from London, let’s talk G. Hack, a collective of female researchers within the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. These fierce women get together to create some seriously awesome interactive media projects. One of these projects, Threads and Yarns, is a table covered with flowers made out of wires. At the press of a button, flowers light up and play curated, crowd-sourced stories about healthcare.
There are many reasons to dislike Foursquare: everyday activities are reduced to extrinsic motivation; bad diets now have spatial representations (How many times can I check in at McDonald’s, Bro?); internet stalking gets creepier. But, as with all deplorable mobile applications, their success isn’t for naught. Given some time, a little brainstorming, and the egging on of like-minded people, the application version of “A Modest Proposal” gets developed. Foursquare, meet Mark Your Territory (http://www.markyourterritory.org/):
Mark Your Territory is a new system that lets individuals check-in to foursquare by physically urinating at the actual location.
I recently found out about Georgia Tech’s Craft Center, a rentable space for crafters in the GA Tech community (students, faculty, staff). While we all may not be involved with GA Tech, considering that there are over 20,000 students and faculty, there is sure to be someone that can benefit from this craft space!
Click for details on the space!