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LibraryBox
"LibraryBox is an open source, portable digital file distribution tool based on inexpensive hardware that enables delivery of educational, healthcare, and other vital information to individuals off the grid."
hackers  hacking  mobile  filesharing  portable  makers 
november 2014 by tsuomela
Hacking the Academy
"We asked for contributions to a collectively produced volume that would explore how the academy might be beneficially reformed using digital media and technology."
book  academic  digital  culture  technology  hacking  education  reform 
september 2011 by tsuomela
The Blast Shack
 Melancholy meditations on hackers, wikileaks, and diplomacy by Bruce Sterling.
wikileaks  diplomacy  hacking  secrecy  foreign-policy  future 
december 2010 by tsuomela
DIYbio | An Institution for the Amateur Biologist
DIYbio.org is an organization dedicated to making biology an accessible pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists and biological engineers who value openness and safety. This will require mechanisms for amateurs to increase their knowledge and skills, access to a community of experts, the development of a code of ethics, responsible oversight, and leadership on issues that are unique to doing biology outside of traditional professional settings.
citizen-science  biology  diy  science  genetics  cooperative  startup  hacking 
october 2010 by tsuomela
Yavin IV: Exploring space on the cheap with an iPhone, Droid, and Flip
Many a nerd has dreamed of exploring space—the final frontier—as a child. Despite visions in books, comics, TV, and film of a future where space travel is commonplace, that dream is still far from reality. But a handful of "self-admitted nerds" from the interactive design firm Sevnthsin are taking to the skies with a weather balloon, a hacked cooler, and the latest in mobile technology.

Calling their project Yavin IV (after a rebel base in the Star Wars universe), the small group from Minneapolis, Minnesota completed their first full launch on Friday. Ars was on the scene to capture the event, and we spoke with project leader Jamey Erickson to understand what the project is trying to accomplish, and what's in store for its future.
amateur  engineering  space  exploration  hacking  citizen-science 
september 2010 by tsuomela
danah boyd | apophenia » “for the lolz”: 4chan is hacking the attention economy
I would argue that 4chan is ground zero of a new generation of hackers – those who are bent on hacking the attention economy. While the security hackers were attacking the security economy at the center of power and authority in the pre-web days, these attention hackers are highlighting how manipulatable information flows are.
culture  internet  attention  hackers  hacking 
july 2010 by tsuomela
SAMPLE REALITY · Haunts: Place, Play, and Trauma
Speculation on place-based social media like Foursquare and hacking them with fictional stories.
hacking  places  social-media  play 
june 2010 by tsuomela
TechShop is the SF Bay Area's Only Open-Access Public Workshop -- What Do You Want To Make at TechShop?
TechShop is a 15,000 square-foot membership-based workshop that provides members with access to tools and equipment, instruction, and a creative and supportive community of like-minded people so you can build the things you have always wanted to make.
technology  community  art  design  tools  hacking  fabrication  shop  workshop  diy  education  city(SanFransisco) 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Cyber Warriors - The Atlantic (March 2010)
When will China emerge as a military threat to the U.S.? In most respects the answer is: not anytime soon—China doesn’t even contemplate a time it might challenge America directly. But one significant threat already exists: cyberwar. Attacks—not just from China but from Russia and elsewhere—on America’s electronic networks cost millions of dollars and could in the extreme cause the collapse of financial life, the halt of most manufacturing systems, and the evaporation of all the data and knowledge stored on the Internet.
cyberwar  war  internet  china  russia  technology  hacking  computers  politics 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Hack Day tools for non-developers
For our first hack day, I put together a list of “tools for non-developers”—sites, services and software that could be used for hacking without programming knowledge as a pre-requisite.
online  tools  hacking  hacks 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Cocoa Text System
Great guide to modifying and adding keyboard bindings to Macintosh programs.
macintosh  text-editing  text  keyboard  hacking  extension 
july 2009 by tsuomela
digital digs: the hacker and the (educational) institution
As I see it, the hacker exists in a symbiotic relationship with institutions. No institutions, nothing to hack.
education  hackers  hacking  institutions 
march 2009 by tsuomela
digital digs: hacking education conference
The basic problem is that as a student you don't know what you need to know. As we know from Socrates, figuring this out is a kind of passageway into a philosophical life. I think it would be asking a tremendous amount from students to imagine that they can construct their own curriculum or cobble together curriculum from a variety of otherwise unrelated sources.
education  hacking  metaphor  reform  learning  self-directed-learning 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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