Posts tagged "science"
Two things of note here:
1) The group is looking to help guide you to set up a Science Hack Day in your own city. Please take them up on this.
2) There are some scholarships available for you to go to San Francisco, attend their Science Hack Day, and see how it’s done.
Want to set up a Science Hack Day in your city? Would you like to be flown to San Francisco’s Science Hack Day on November 12-13 to get inspired? As I posted last month, Institute for the Future (IFTF) and my colleague Ariel “Spacehack” Waldman received a grant for Science Hack Day enabling ten people from around the world to be flown to the San Francisco event. Deadline to apply is 8/31. Ariel says:
From building a lamp that lights up every timean asteroid or International Space Station flies by the Earth to mashing up accelerator lab data with sounds to hear what particle collisions in super colliders might sound like, web geeks and science geeks around the world are getting excited and making unexpected things with science – and you can, too!
Science Hack Day is a 48-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building ‘cool stuff’. They’re already beginning to pop up across the world in the coming months, from Dublin to Cape Town and a dozen cities in between.
Related to earlier-established theme of access…
“ The CSA is a collaboration of scientists, software developers and educators who collectively develop, manage and utilise internet-based citizen science projects in order to further science itself, and the public understanding of both science and of the scientific process. These projects use the time, abilities and energies of a distributed community of citizen scientists who are our collaborators ”
And yes, they even have space projects.
In the assistance self-care.
(pasted from brycedotvc)
…Think about it. When you go to visit a doctor each appointment starts with getting weighed, getting your blood pressure taken and checking your heartbeat. All of these sensors are now available (some in the Runkeeper store). I could essentially skip this step by printing out my own data or giving my doctor access to all of the data I’ve been collecting.
I know it seems like a stretch today, but this is the direction we are heading. Just in the last year we’ve seen a stunning array of new, cheap, passive senors…