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Ariel Waldman Talks About Science Hack Day: Triangulation 120 - YouTube

This is a great summation of the origins of Science Hack Day from Ariel.

Science Hack Day San Francisco 2014 Demos - YouTube

All the marvellous hacks from Science Hack Day San Francisco being demoed at the end of the event.

Mine is the first one up, five minutes in.

Science Hack Day San Francisco 2014 Teams - an album on Flickr

What a fantastic collection of creators!

LHC Map

A lovely hack from Science Hack Day San Francisco: get an idea of the size of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider by seeing it superimposed over your town.

Science Hack Day: Serious Fun in the Making

It’s impossible to predict the creations that will spring forth when people gather in the spirit of participation, collaboration, and benign anarchy at the next Science Hack Day, but the results are certain to be inspired, and inspiring.

Y Combinator and the negative externalities of Hacker News | Danilo Campos

When I wrote about Reddit and Hacker News, criticising their lack of moderation, civility, and basic decency, many people (invariably men) responded in defence of Reddit. Nobody defended Hacker News. Nobody.

Oh, and all of you people (men) defending Reddit? Here’s your party line …I find it abhorrent.

Science Hack Day Shanghai 2014 - an album on Flickr

Photos from the first Science Hack Day in China which just wrapped up.

Keren Elazari: Hackers: the Internet’s immune system | Talk Video | TED.com

Did you see Keren at dConstruct 2012? Well, here she is at this year’s TED conference delivering a barnstorming talk on hacker culture.

Thomson Reuters Throws Its Weight Behind Science Hack Day

This is quite exciting: the Endnote project is sponsoring Science Hack Day globally—not just an individual event.

Meyrin: CERN Terminal Font « optional.is/required

Here’s the font that Brian created at the line-mode browser hack day at CERN.

Best Collaborative Project : The Net Awards 2014

Well, this is nice: the Line-mode browser hack has been nominated in the Best Collaborative Project in the Net awards.

But 24 Ways has also been nominated, and let’s face it, that really is the best collaborative project.

Curiosity Hub

This nifty place in Brighton is just down the street from me:

Our classes allow kids to get creative with exciting, cutting-edge technology and software.

Hackfarm- One Week, a Dozen Projects, 20 “Lefties”

Ant—the latest super-smart addition to the Clearleft team—describes this year’s Hackfarm, which happened a couple of weeks ago.

It was Ant’s first week. Or, as he described it when we were wrapping up all the hacking, “Best first week at a job ever!”

200 Geeks, 24 Hours: Science Hack Day in San Francisco

This is a wonderful, wonderful round-up by KQED of the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco …a truly marvellous event.

Be sure to watch the accompanying video—it brought a tear to my eye.

The hits keep going… | MetaFilter

This gives me a warm fuzzy glow. The Mefites are using Radio Free Earth to find out which stars are receiving the number one hits from their birthdays.

Chloe Weil — Science Hack Day

Chloe writes up her experience of the excellent Science Hack Day in San Francisco and describes the hack we built together: Radio Free Earth.

Science Hack Day San Francisco 2013 - a set on Flickr

Wonderful photos from Science Hack Day San Francisco, courtesy of Matt B.

CERN: Line Mode Browser « optional.is/required

Brian writes up his experience working on the line-mode browser hack event at CERN.

Dream team of web developers to recreate line-mode browser at CERN

This is what I’m working on today (where by “working on”, I mean “watching other far more talented people work on”).

Explorers of the combined territory.

Inspired by dConstruct, Ellen is going to start exploring the world of smart objects.

Omni Reboot: Hackers Of The Renaissance

This history of hacking.

Information doth wish to be free.

The Twittertape Machine

I would love to have a ticker-tape machine for my tweets.

Should JavaScript devs build real things?

This post is about the pros and cons of using JavaScript to programme hardware, but within it is a great summation of what makes JavaScript so powerful:

In my opinion the greatest strengths of JavaScript are its immediacy and its accessibility. It has plenty of weakness (insanely weak typing, implicit casting for comparison, terrible problems with numbers, fluid syntax, I could go on…). Regardless, these weaknesses are entirely overcome by those two points above.

Having taught quite a few people to code, the benefit of being able to open a text editor or a browser console and type code that can immediately and reliably be executed is incredible. The power this brings to the learner is unmatched. When trying to learn new things it’s important to get positive reinforcement very quickly and JavaScript has this ability in spades.

Executing console.log(“hello world”) or window.alert(2+5-20) brings immediate feedback, makes you feel as though you’re getting somewhere and that you are interacting directly with the computer as a programmer. For those of you old enough to own a Spectrum, C64 or Vic20 – BASIC (itself heavily derided) had the same benefit.

SVG and image tag tricks

A very, very clever hack to provide fallback images to browsers that don’t support SVG. Smart.

Science Hack Day San Francisco 2013 Registration, San Francisco - Eventbrite

Registration is now open for Science Hack Day San Francisco at the end of September. Hope to see you there.

Technical Machine

This looks rather exciting: Tessel is Rasperry Pi-like piece of hardware, but running JavaScript (Node.js) by default.

Meet the Hackers Who Want to Jailbreak the Internet

A profile of the Indie Web movement in Wired.

Go! Fight! Win!

If this sounds like your kind of hackery, be sure to come along to Indie Web Camp UK in Brighton right after dConstruct.

Line-mode browser dev days participants announced

These are the lovely and talented people who will be joining me at CERN for two days of historical hackery.

Line-mode browser dev days at CERN

Squee! I’m going to CERN on the 19th and 20th of September to take part in this hackday-like project to recreate the first line-browser.

If you want to help out, fill in the application form.

Science Hack Day is coming to your city! by Ariel Waldman

Want a Science Hack Day where you live? Make it so!

Seb Lee-Delisle: Playing With Code

A nice feature on Seb in the latest issue of Make magazine.

Forty Years of Movie Hacking: Considering the Potential Implications of the Popular Media Representation of Computer Hackers from 1968 to 2008

An in-depth look at the portrayal of hackers on film.

Brighton Science Festival Edo Wonderpark Hack Day

There’s going to be mini Science Hack Day at Lighthouse as part of this month’s Science Festival in Brighton. Come along — it’ll be fun.

Metadesign at Hack Farm by James Box

James’s notes from the most recent Hack Farm show that, even without a finished product, there were a lot of benefits.

Science Hackday Dublin

Dublin is going to play host to its second Science Hack Day at the start of March. It looks like it’s going to be a fantastic event (again!) but they need sponsors. Do you know of any?

JoshEmerson.co.uk · Blog · Code Club Raspberry Pi Hack Day

Code Club + Raspberry Pi + Hack Day = Awesomeness from Josh

ElectionBot, KineSutra and Other Mad Creations From Science Hack Day | Wired Design | Wired.com

A nice round-up of the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco.

TEDxToronto 2012 Talk - Ryan Henson Creighton

And this is why Code Club is such a great initiative.

Science Hack Day San Francisco 2012 - a set on Flickr

Oh My Science! It looks like the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco was great.

This is what I like • 99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!

Some of these are pure chindogu but others are pure genius.

You, A Rocket Scientist? | Fast Company

Nice! A feature on Ariel and her spacehacking ways.

BBC News - Geek camp comes to Milton Keynes

Watch the video to see Jonty’s rather good tour of EMF.

Sponsorfied | Science Hack Day SF

The next Science Hack Day in San Francisco will be at the start of November. It would undoubtedly be a great event …but it needs sponsorship.

Do you know anyone who could help out?

Science Hack Day Eindhoven 2012 winners compilation on Vimeo

Some of these hacks created at the Science Hack Day in Eindhoven are seriously nuts. That’s “nuts” as in “brilliant”.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire is Back – and We Need YOU! | Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Brighton’s Mini Maker Faire (which was fantastic last year) will take place the day after dConstruct and this time, they’ve got a lot more space. Want to get involved? Get involved!

Descriptive Camera

Oh, this is just wonderful: a camera that outputs a text description instead of an image (complete with instructions on how to build one yourself). I love it!

Climbing a Shard of Glass | Place Hacking

Sneaking in to climb the Shard at night.

What Would Molydeux? • Articles • Eurogamer.net

A blow-by-blow account of last weekend’s MolyJam in Brighton.

littleBits

This is such a brilliant and empowering idea: an open-source object-oriented to electronics, like LEGO bricks for circuit-building.

Get Excited and Make Things with Science on Huffduffer

The audio from the panel I did at South by Southwest with Ariel and Matt all about science hacking.

Get Excited and Make Things with Science // Speaker Deck

The slides from the South by Southwest panel I was on with Ariel and Matt. It was lots of fun.

Prometheus Fusion Perfection

Now this is what I call science hacking: building an open source fusion reactor.

Science!

Camping at Kiwifoo | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The Kiwi Foo Space Program (a weather balloon with an Android device attached) captured some beautiful images.

Camping at Kiwifoo

BLDGBLOG: Object Cancers

You think that Digital Rights Management is bad? What about Physible Rights Management?

Science Hack Day Chicago

What a fantastic location for a Science Hack Day: the Adler planetarium in Chicago! Get there if you can.

Science Hackday Dublin | Yay! Science

Dublin is hosting a Science Hack Day on the weekend of March 3rd-4th. Put your name down now.

Lego Man in Space | Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad

They did it. Mathew Ho and Asad Muhammad fulfilled that age-old dream: to put a Lego man into space. They have done Canada—and the world—proud.

A Fix for the iOS Orientationchange Zoom Bug | Filament Group, Inc., Boston, MA

That Scott is one smart cookie. He has come up with a workaround (using the accelerometer) for that annoying Mobile Safari orientation/zoom bug that I blogged about recently.

I still want Apple to fix this bug as soon as possible—the fact that such smart people are spending so much effort on ingenious hacks shows just how much of a pain-point this is.

MAKE ROOM NOW

Matt is offering up his space in central Brighton every Wednesday afternoon for free-for-all Arduino tinkering. I should try to get over there.

BBC News - Hackers plan space satellites to combat censorship

The network will interpret SOPA as damage and route around it …with SCIENCE!

daniel sinker • Hacker-Journalism 2011: A year of “show your work”

A look back at some of the best code for journalism over the past year.

Dot-dash-diss: The gentleman hacker’s 1903 lulz - tech - 27 December 2011 - New Scientist

Before there was phone phreaking there was …radio interception hacking?

A century ago, one of the world’s first hackers used Morse code insults to disrupt a public demo of Marconi’s wireless telegraph

3D Printing, Teleporters and Wishes - Anil Dash

Anil shares his thoughts on where there’s room for improvement in 3D printing, or as he calls it, teleporting.

Silicon Valley Buzz - Science for the everyday man - YouTube

Ariel is interviewed by Seth Shostak. Science! Science! Science!

Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical — Kickstarter

This looks truly wonderful: like a hardware version of “if this, then that.”

russell davies: again with the post digital

In a single post, Russell Davies manages to rehabilitate the term “post digital.” And he paints a vivid picture of where our “Geocities of things” is heading.

Science Hack Day, San Francisco - open.NASA

A round-up of the hacks from this weekend’s Science Hack Day in San Francisco. Sounds like it was great!

The Great Universe of Data on Vimeo

One of the opening lightning talks at Science Hack Day in San Francisco by Sean Herron of NASA.

Drinkify

The charming (and often hilarious) results of Hannah and Matt’s Music Hack Day activity.

Hacking science: the intersection of web geeks and science geeks | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Ariel pens a guest post for Scientific American all about Science Hack Day.

Russell M Davies: Make things, not media platforms (Wired UK)

A rallying cry from Russell, urging us not to rely too much on the intangible.

‪OSCON 2011, Ariel Waldman, “Hacking Space Exploration”‬‏ - YouTube

Ariel’s inspiring keynote from OSCON in Portland, featuring two very exciting Science Hack Day announcements at the end.

Lava Lamp Installation on Vimeo

Brighton hacker Jason Hotchkiss demos his music-generating lava lamps in this promo video for the Brighton Maker Faire taking place the day after dConstruct.

An Ear for Science: The Particle Physics Windchime | SLAC News Center

The story of the particle windchime—it turns subatomic particle collisions into sound—created at Science Hack Day San Francisco.

Calling all UK Makers to Brighton’s First Mini Maker Faire | Brighton Mini Maker Faire

Hardware hackers, you’ve got until June 30th to submit something for Maker Faire in Brighton this September (the day after dConstruct).

ongoing by Tim Bray · Broken Links

Tim Bray calmly explains why hash-bang URLs are a very bad idea.

This is what we call “tight coupling” and I thought that anyone with a Computer Science degree ought to have been taught to avoid it.

isolani - Javascript: Breaking the Web with hash-bangs

Excellent, excellent analysis of how URLs based on fragment identifier (a la Twitter/Gawker/Lifehawker) expose an unstable tottering edifice that crumbles at the first JavaScript error.

So why use a hash-bang if it’s an artificial URL, and a URL that needs to be reformatted before it points to a proper URL that actually returns content?

Out of all the reasons, the strongest one is “Because it’s cool”. I said strongest not strong.

The Magical Mystical Ley Line Locator « Tom Scott

This was one of my favourite hacks at History Hack Day: enter a location anywhere in England to find out if it’s located on a ley line of mystical magical energy, man!

Dead Drops ‘How to’ - NYC on Vimeo

I should get out there and make a few drops in Brighton.

A History of the World in 100 Seconds on Vimeo

A gorgeous visualisation of Wikipedia data from History Hack Day. Watch the shape of the world emerge over time.

Lost Bomber – Techbelly

Using data to help put a single death in the family into a wider perspective.

SYMBIOTIC HOUSEHOLDS on Vimeo

Design fictional biohacking.

The Blast Shack

Bruce Sterling on Wikileaks, Julian Assange, and the unintended consequences of cypherpunk.

Culture Hack Day

There's going to be a Culture Hack Day in January, the weekend before History Hack Day. They're like buses; you wait for ages for one to come along and then two show up at once.

Stubbornella » Blog Archive » The hacktastic zoom fix

Nicole proposes an interesting way of clearing floats with a combination of display:table-cell and generated content.

Hack me with science: a look back at Science Hack Day SF · YDN Blog

An absolutely fantastic write-up of Science Hack Day San Francisco ...as seen through the lens of Stephen Johnson's Where Good Ideas Come From.

eVOLVINGoCTOPUS.com » Science Hack Day

A write-up of the "Wearable DNA" hack from Science Hack Day SF.

Open Data for the Arts – Human Scale Data and Synecdoche – Blog – BERG

An inspiring presentation by Tom Armitage on the value of open data.

Welcome | sugru | Hack Things Better

A versatile material to help you fix things.

The History Hackday blog - Home

This is a brilliant idea: a History Hackday in London. Get in touch with Matt if you can help out.

Announcing Science Hack Day SF! | Science Hack Day San Francisco

People of San Francisco: start your science engines. You're getting your own Science Hack Day!

10K Apart | Inspire the web with just 10K.

I'll be sitting in judgement on the entries to this neat competition which harks back to the good ol' days of 5k.org.

Emily Toop » BuildBrighton needs your help

Live in Brighton? Like hardware hacking? Build Brighton needs your input.

haroon baig | projects | twitwee clock

A cute hardware hack: send a tweet with the word TwitweeClock, the hashtag #TwitweeClock, or the username @TwitweeClock, and this cuckoo clock will, well, cuckoo.

Plugging the CSS History Leak at Mozilla Security Blog

Mozilla aims to plug the :visited/getComputedStyle bug/feature.

The Space Elevator Games

For those about to spacehack, we salute you. 2009-07-14, the Mojave desert.

Psychic Origami » Blog Archive » A Huffduffer Widget

John Montgomery has created an embeddable Huffduffer widget that you can add to your own site with one line of JavaScript. Hurrah! ...I really need to get 'round to documenting the (somewhat primitive) Huffduffer API.

openhacklondon | Open Hack 2009: London

The next Yahoo hackday will be on May 9th and 10th in Covent Garden. I've registered my interest. You should too.

tomtaylor.co.uk : projects : microprinter

The details of Tom's hardware hack at PaperCamp: an old-school printer receipt printer hooked up via arduino.

Your Next Favourite Band

One of the runners-up in the Last.fm hackday, this is a simple little service that tells you what band you should be listening to.