Science Hack Day’s mission is simply to get excited and make things with science, and that’s just what everyone did. One of the remarks I made at the start of this year’s event was about how building community is one of the best things to be involved in right now after the election, and especially connecting different communities together as Science Hack Day does. Exploration is not a solo endeavor and thus it’s less about what you explore and more about the act of exploring. In community exploration, we build strength, support, and safe spaces.
Oh, how I wish I could make it to this event!
June 8th-9th at Internet Archive, featuring Vint Cerf, Brewster Kahle, and more.
We are bringing together a diverse group of Web architects, activists, engineers, archivists, scholars, journalists, and other stakeholders to explore the technology required to build a Decentralized Web and its impact.
An immortal deer wanders the world of Grand Theft Auto for all eternity. It’s remarkably calm and relaxing.
The audio is now up from all the talks at this year’s excellent Ampersand conference.
It looks like this year’s Science Hack Day in San Francisco was particularly excellent.
Tantek told me about building a portable home planetarium—sounded like a blast.
What a fantastic collection of creators!
A new essay from Maciej on Idle Words is always a treat, and this latest dispatch from Yemen is as brilliantly-written as you’d expect.
Wonderful photos from Science Hack Day San Francisco, courtesy of Matt B.
This history of hacking.
Information doth wish to be free.
Registration is now open for Science Hack Day San Francisco at the end of September. Hope to see you there.
A good ol’ fashioned rant.
A nice round-up of the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco.
Oh My Science! It looks like the most recent Science Hack Day in San Francisco was great.
Live in or near San Francisco? Interested in preserving computer history? Then you should meet up with Jason this Friday:
This Friday, October 5th, the Internet Archive has an open lunch where there’s tours of the place, including the scanning room, and people get up and talk about what they’re up to. The Internet Archive is at 300 Funston Street. I’m here all week and into next.
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?
Tantek’s adventure in participatory civic governance.
An incredibly detailed write-up of Ampersand.