Design Lab: Become a Teacher Design Fellow! →
designlab-nysci: Become a Teacher Design Fellow and learn about introductory design starter activities and the design process, a problem-solving process central to engineering and technology. Through an online orientation and our five-day Verizon Summer Design Institute (July 16 – 20), you will develop and…
Design-Based Learning: A New Paradigm for STEM... →
NYSCI’s CEO Margaret Honey is guest contributor on Citizen IBM today: http://ibm.co/GLsKE3
Sanitation Truck Test: Design I/O's pre Puppet...
design-ionysci: A test using a kinect to identify a sanitation truck being placed against the wall. The rubbish is then collected by the truck, disappearing from the projection.
Lights, Camera, Science! Explainer TV brings...
It may not have the glamour of filming at a Hollywood studio lot, but our Explainer TV program uses all the skills and tricks utilized by professional filmmakers. The program syncs science and education with video editing, marketing and communications to teach our Explainers, those multi-talented, red-aproned exhibit interpreters, to script, produce and film short videos about science. The...
Calling all makers: Cognizant's Making the Future...
If you’re a student pursuing a career in science, math, engineering and technology, you could earn $5,000 by submitting a video of your original “maker” project! NYSCI’s partner in STEM, Cognizant, is offering a new Making the Future scholarship program, with NYSCI’s President, Margaret Honey, chairing the selection committee. Spread the word: whether you’re still in high school and about...
The Works at NYSCI: Going after the big game →
theworks-nysci: We have been working intensively with Gigantic Mechanic, a NYC based game design firm to create a social game for our Great Hall exhibition on the theme of sustainability. We have spent a lot of time with dice and cards (my response was to make a game where you build a house out of the cards…
'Climate change could make Canada's traditional... →
climateadaptation: plantedcity: From The Guardian: A quintessentially Canadian winter tradition – outdoor ice hockey – could be facing extinction within decades because of climate change, a new study says. Pick-up games of ice hockey, also called shinny or pond hockey, are a way of life during the long winters. Many towns are studded with neighbourhood ice rinks, some families even...
Makers unite and get your kids building stuff: The... →
Ever wanted to connect your Legos and Tinkertoys together? Now you can — and much more. Announcing the Free Universal Construction Kit: a set of adapters for complete interoperability between 10 popular construction toys.
Kinect Tracking Video: by Design-IO at NYSCI
Prototyping for Puppet Parade, NYSCI’s artists in residence Design-IO, use a Kinect camera: design-ionysci: This is what the Kinect camera mounted above the screen sees. We needed to mount it in this way so we could easily see when someone’s arm was outstretched in front of them.
Interesting: 19 Climate Video Games →
climateadaptation: Cool that video games that attempt to tackle climate change. Of course, I have to bitch that they’re misguided in focusing on CO2 rather than adaptation. So, they seem a bit outdated to me. Still, quite interesting that the game industry is even bothering with such a strong environmental message.
Making Space for STEM
Move over textbooks. Step aside complicated instruction sheets. On Monday, an unusual space opens that will teach kids and adults how to create and build circuits, metalworks, quilts, crafts, robots, and most importantly, that wacky, out-there project that you were told could never be built. Maker Space is a new area at NYSCI that is made possible thanks to an investment by Cognizant’s...
Sharing resources across multiple installations -...
design-ionysci: Testing sharing resources between two installations. The system can detect and identify boxes ( our cargo trucks ) and add resources from one installation and have the trucks transport the resources to another installation. Note: This is proof of concept and doesn’t represent a final installation. We’re using computer vision for the identification in this prototype but a more...
NASA - Second Biggest Flare Of the Solar... →
UPDATE 03/08/12 The leading edge of the March 6 coronal mass ejection (CME), reached NASA’s Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) satellite at 5:42 AM ET. ACE sits just outside of Earth’s magnetic environment, the magnetosphere. As magnetic fields from the CMEs connected up to the magnetosphere, instruments on Earth began to measure changes in our planet’s magnetic fields –...
theworks-nysci: time lapse (one shot every 10 seconds) of prototyping circuits in the city at our design lab prototyping space on the exhibition floor.
The Works at NYSCI: Design Lab Prototyping →
theworks-nysci: The Design Lab staff and Explainers have been prototyping 3 activities, Circuit City (with LED’s, batteries, foil, and various building materials); Dowels and Rubberbands; and Recycle City (with recycled materials and zoobs). In general, the buzz has been really beautiful to watch, the kind of…