Monthly Archives: November 2011

Women in Tech Tell Their Stories in Video

High Visibility Project: Garann Means from Garann Means on Vimeo. The High Visibility Project is collecting videos of women telling their stories about working or trying to break into the tech field. This is a great idea coming out of the Columbus Girl Develop It group. Their goals are to give women in technology a […]

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Let there be (flickering) lights

Experience Mobile Mobile from James Théophane Jnr on Vimeo. Had another meeting last night with what’s becoming our PAFA installation work group. We’ve been brainstorming ideas for what to install for PAFA at their opening of the work of Henry Ossawa Tanner. So far we’ve been thinking about light and how to make it interactive […]

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Successful STEM Education

Several months ago I attended the National Science Foundation’s Conference on Lessons Learned from SMART Schools teaching STEM Education. It’s come to our attention that many parents may be looking for more information on STEM education, so I thought it was a good time to post about it. STEM education stands for curriculum that emphasizes […]

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The Hacktory featured in IEEE Spectrum Magazine

There’s a great piece in IEEE Spectrum magazine featuring The Hacktory and a little about the hackerspace movement in general. IEEE is the “world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.” Thanks to Dave Kushner for capturing our words and putting it together, though it’s interesting to see […]

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Cory Doctorow speaks at Penn and Sci Fi convention this weekend

Cory Doctorow is totally Internet famous. He is a co-editor of Boing Boing, that ever-joyous and eye-popping geek news source.  He’s an accomplished sci-fi author:  his novel Little Brother was a NYTimes bestseller, and Makers is a classic with, well, makers.  He’s also a put-your-money-where-your-mouth-is kind of fellow when it comes to copyleft and information […]

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There’s some retooling/restructuring going on around here…

Thanks to everyone who made it out to our meeting last night, the old reliables and the new faces. Many organizations like ours go through restructuring/identity crisis every few years, and we are in that process again, working to strengthen the organization and make it more sustainable. I was looking for a photo to represent […]

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A 21st Century Learning Environment

There’s a growing discussion about the future of learning, and how hands-on learning, like what we do at The Hacktory, can be integrated in traditional learning environments. These traditional environments include schools, of course, but also libraries. I don’t know about you, but one of the things that I love the most about the U. […]

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To the folks who stopped by open house last night… We’re Sorry! We didn’t have it together and open house didn’t happen. We’re working to make sure this doesn’t happen again, and we hope you won’t hold it against us. If you’re free next week we will be there… otherwise we hope to see you […]

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No Open House Tonight

Sorry hackers, we can’t make it to open house tonight. We will definitely be there next week though, and we’ll be holding our monthly organizer meeting. We’re going to be talking about some big ideas we have, so if you’d like to contribute please stop by. We usually start our meetings at 6 pm with […]

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Recycled Electronic Jewelry Class December 10th

Jewelry 2010

The Hacktory again offers its fun & unique Recycled Electronics Jewelry workshop on Saturday, December 10th from 1:00-5:00pm. Perfect timing for making cool retro-tech holiday gifts on a recession budget! The Hacktory promotes the combining of art, technology & recycling–so we created the Recycled Electronic Jewelry Workshop. You can add beauty and interest to the […]

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