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Eyeo 2014 - Leah Buechley on Vimeo
"Thinking About Making – An examination of what we mean by making (MAKEing) these days. What gets made? Who makes? Why does making matter?"

[uninscusive covers of Make Magazine and composition of Google employment]

“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”

"I'm really tired of setting up structures where we tell young women and young brown and black kids that they should aspire to be like rich white guys."

[RTd these back than, but never watched the video. Thanks, Sara for bringing it back up. ]

[Talk with some of the same content from Leah Buechley (and a lot of defensive comments from the crowd that Buechleya addresses well): ]
leahbuechley  making  makermovement  critique  equality  gender  race  2014  via:ablerism  privilege  wealth  glvo  openstudioproject  lcproject  democratization  inequality  makemagazine  money  age  education  electronics  robots  robotics  rockets  technology  compsci  computerscience  computing  computers  canon  language  work  inclusivity  funding  google  intel  macarthurfoundation  opportunity  power  influence  movements  engineering  lowriders  pottery  craft  culture  universality  marketing  inclusion 
may 2015 by robertogreco
"Australian artist, Marley Dawson, approaches the studio environment as a test laboratory, and the gallery or public space inevitably turns into a hall of wonders for experimental objects. He is attracted to materials and processes with veiled significances that suggest the possibility of interaction, i.e miniature rockets created with the same ballistics technology used in weapons manufacturing, and aerodynamic, turned wooden objects made from rock maple baseball bat blanks."

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marleydavidson  art  artists  sculpture  aerodynamics  rockets  motorcycles  cars 
march 2014 by robertogreco
Saturn V Relaunch by Paul Sahre — Kickstarter [Great description, great video]
"Near the the end of the Apollo space missions of the early 1970's, my father…began work on his own Saturn V…1/100 scale…kit had hundreds of separate parts that took my dad months (my mom remembers it as YEARS) to meticulously cut, glue, sand, and paint.

When he finally finished, he brought the whole family out to an open field. We counted down, and my mom had the honor of pushing the button. The rocket shot 500 feet into the sky...but the chutes failed to deploy and we watched in horror as it plummeted—nose first—back to earth. Dad's Saturn V was destroyed and I've never forgotten.

My father passed away a few years ago, and I recently discovered his launch pad in the attic—along with dozens of snapshots of the original launch. I am a father now as well, and it struck me that this was the first time I remember seeing him fail at ANYTHING. It reminded me of a time when our fathers were omnipotent; when any dispute with the kid down the block could be settled with "I'll ask my dad.""
1970s  modelbuilding  timemachines  modelrocketry  rockets  modelrockets  paulsahre  kickstarter  2012  parenting  parents  failure  nostalgia 
november 2012 by robertogreco
"Our mission is very simple. We are working towards launching a human being into space. This is a non-profit suborbital space endeavor lead by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen, based entirely on sponsors and volunteers."
space  spacetravel  diy  engineering  future  copenhagen  science  technology  rockets  suborbital  spaceexploration 
november 2010 by robertogreco
metacool: More thoughts on the primacy of doing: Shinya Kimura, Jeep, Corvette, and the cultural zeitgeist of life in 2010
"cultural zeitgeist of life in 2010 America is clearly saying "We need to start thinking with our hands again", & that we need at least to have confidence in our decision making as we seek to create things of intrinsic value…It's not difficult to get to a strong, compelling point of view. That's what design thinking can do for you. But in each of these videos I sense our society expressing a strong yearning for something beyond process, the courage to make decisions and to act. Talking and thinking is easy, shipping is tough…<br />
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Tinkering, hacking, experimenting, they're all ways of experiencing the world which are more apt than not to lead to generative, highly creative outcomes. I firmly believe that kids & young adults who are allowed to hack, break, tear apart, & generally probe the world around them develop an innate sense of courage when it comes time to make a decision to actually do something. I see this all the time at Stanford…"
diegorodriguez  make  making  handson  hands  manufacturing  machines  tinkering  shinyakimura  detroit  gm  jeep  bigthree  spacerace  rockets  nostalgia  thinking  learning  experimenting  experience  facebook  google  apple  hacking  creativity  innovation  2010  jacobbronowski  design  engineering  machining  action  tcsnmy  glvo  lcproject  doing  motivation  do  corvette 
november 2010 by robertogreco
Kevin Kelly -- KK* Lifestream - Water Rocket Party
"We are big fans of homemade water rockets. You can construct them out of plastic soda bottles easily. If you want over-the-top multi-staged water rockets, see this earlier post on ultimate water rockets."
kids  make  projects  science  fun  glvo  rockets  diy 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Rediscovered Paper - Raymond Loewy Print Gallery Skylab Sky Lab S-1 T-1 Air Force Avanti Moonlanding Space Taxi Hydrofoil Eva
"Q: Among all the things you designed, what was your biggest challenge? A: NASA - Skylab, without a doubt. - Raymond Loewy, 1979"
space  design  history  rockets  travel  science 
october 2006 by robertogreco
things magazine - SpaceShipTwo issue
"When one considers the architects and designers who have theorised extensively on the shape of the future (ever since Raymond Loewy's work on Skylab), it seems strange not to reward those for whom space has long held an aesthetic fascination."
space  design  future  history  skylab  rockets  tourism  logos  interiors  travel 
october 2006 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Branson unveils Virgin spaceship
"Sir Richard Branson has unveiled a mock-up of the rocket-powered vehicle that will carry clients into space through his Virgin Galactic business."
future  space  travel  tourism  business  rockets  transportation 
september 2006 by robertogreco
BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cambridgeshire | Low-cost space flight for camera
"Engineering students from Cambridge University have sent a camera to the edge of space for less than £1,000."
space  science  diy  photography  rockets 
september 2006 by robertogreco
"Nova is a student run project to develop high altitude lighter-than-air-craft that can reach the edge of space. Vehicles at high altitude (25-40km) have a wide range of applications including education, atmospheric research, surveillance and a platform f
space  science  diy  photography  rockets 
september 2006 by robertogreco
New Scientist Technology Blog: Spaceflight on the cheap
"How much does it cost to put a rocket into space? Three engineering students at Cambridge University in the UK reckon they'll be able to do it for just £1000 ($1879). And they've just sent a lunchbox-sized aircraft, called Nova 1, into the stratosphere
space  science  diy  photography  rockets 
september 2006 by robertogreco

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