Computer hackers and fashion designers don’t usually have a lot in common. But this weekend at NYSCI, teenagers at the Playable Fashion workshop will be a little bit of both.
Twenty teens at the free, two-day workshop will learn how to hack a digital game and will design and create their own wearable, game controller glove. In the process, they’ll learn about sewing, circuits, switches, sensors and the digital tools needed to produce a video game.
The program, a partnership between NYSCI, Eyebeam and the HIVE NYC Network, encourages a multidisciplinary approach to learning, covering skills in technology, fashion and video game design.
Design Lab Install, a set on Flickr.Get ready! Spring 2014 Design Lab is opening to the public #designthinking
Unfortunately NYSCI will be closed between 10 am – 6 pm today due to the snowstorm. But we hope you stay safe and warm, enjoy the snow, and tomorrow we will be open again at our regular hours. How will you spend your snow day?
We received a sweet holiday card from our friends at the UNI PROJECT. The Uni is a one-of-a-kind, portable reading room for NYC. We contributed books to them in October 2012. Here is what they wrote in the card:
"Dear Rebecca,We love having your carefully chosen books with us as we take the Uni around the neighborhoods. Thanks to all at the NY Hall of Science for your support of the Uni! Best wishes for 2014."
Best wishes to you too, and thank you for the important work you do in our great city!
"The work built on a long-standing idea in Soviet science that the human brain could receive and transmit a certain kind of high frequency electromagnetic radiation and that this could influence other objects too." For example, Soviet researchers reported, electromagnetic radiation could stimulate the immune systems of plants and humans. Psychotronic weapons were also tested for their ability to alter people’s minds.
ReMake the Holidays! - Day two features a paper building challenge, a skraptacular city, a gingerbread house workshop, recycled snowflakes, ice sculpting and more. Full schedule here.
Put your twist on the best time of the year. ReMake the Holidays starts today.
32. Because We Had a Drive-In Made of Wrecked Cars -
There’s any number of reasons to love NYC. We agree with #32 on this list.
The final night, it closed with dancers driven around atop forklifts.