Author Archives: Georgia

DIY Traffic and Bike Counting

As part of the Department of Making + Doing, we want to get to know the comings and goings of people in and around our space. We’re going to take an urban planning lens to this activity, and we’ve gotten our hands on a few Waycount traffic and a Hi-Viz bike counter. Come out with […]

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Great start to tech week with light sabers

We had a blast over the weekend kicking off Philly Tech Week with tons of light hacking! From kaleidoscopes to a room-size camera obscura, we had lots of activities to explore optics and learn about the tools some artists have been using for centuries to create more realistic images. A major favorite were the light […]

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Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Unknown Territory Residency and Fellowship! We won a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of it’s Knight Arts Challenge to make this project happen, and with the help of 262 kickstarter backers, we were able […]

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Rescheduled Intro to Circuits

We’ve recently re-jiggered our Intro to Circuits class, and rescheduled it for March 15. We’ll be doing it old-school style, making some lemon-cell batteries, learning how to use breadboards and multimeters, and how we interact with the basic forces of electricity every day. For those of you who were the artsy types in school and […]

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No Project Night Tonight

In case you wondered, we won’t be having project night tonight. Our book swap with Girl Develop It and Code for Philly meetup are both postponed, so stay home and keep warm.

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Focus Group Today Canceled

Due to bad weather and road conditions, we’re canceling our focus group scheduled for 2 pm today (unfortunately). Thank you to everyone who signed up, and we hope you can make it to one of the other sessions scheduled, which are this Tuesday the 28th at 6:30 pm, or next Saturday the 1st at 11 […]

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Apply to Force Field by Jan 31

Force Field is a new opportunity for artists in Philadelphia to do “large-scale installation, film, audio/video, and performance work. The work should be experimental, engage the public and no more than 3 years old.” If you’re familiar with Data Garden, then some of the amazing and talented artists behind Force Field will be familiar to you. From their […]

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“Ingenious” talk still on for today

We’re still planning on hosting Jason Fagone and Kevin Smith today to talk about building a 200-mpg car by hand, and the spirit of American invention. Jason and Kevin are coming from another event in NJ and may be a bit delayed, but we’ll still be there at 3 to welcome you in from the […]

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“How Things Work” After School Program at the Lea School

One of the benefits of being part of the Department of Making + Doing is that we’ve had access to more resources, such as a grant we won from the Cognizant Foundation, which is doing a lot to support the creation of maker programs around the country. One of the first things we decided to […]

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Talk with “Ingenious” Author Jason Fagone Dec. 8

We’re pleased to announce a new event coming up Dec. 8th with local author Jason Fagone about his recently released book “Ingenious.” Join us at 3 pm on the 8th for the kick-off event of a Northeast tour for Jason and Kevin Smith, one of the book’s characters, who built a 207-MPGe electric car by hand […]

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