NYSCI’s star photographer Andrew Kelly put this little slide show of photo’s from ReMake the Holidays’ SOUND activities, and activated it with Ben Garthus’ Recycled Percussion rhythms. We’re so happy these events not only inspire our participants, but also our photographer. Thanks Andrew!

Remake the Holidays - Sound -, a set on Flickr.Some more ReMake to bring in the New Year! May you ReMake 2013 from NYSCI!
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Remake the Holidays - Sound -, a set on Flickr.

Some more ReMake to bring in the New Year! May you ReMake 2013 from NYSCI!
Remake The Holidays - Light -, a set on Flickr.LIGHT: First day of ReMake the Holidays. Photo’s by Andrew Kelly.
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Remake The Holidays - Light -, a set on Flickr.

LIGHT: First day of ReMake the Holidays. Photo’s by Andrew Kelly.

"With its cards, wrapping, decorations, boxes and cut trees, Christmas often devolves from a time of joy into a time of junk. The New York Hall of Science has an annual solution: ReMake the Holidays, which pairs young visitors with artists and educators to turn trash into treasure." 

LIGHT/SOUND/PAPER/WATER: ReMake your idea of Holiday fun

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December 27 – 30, 2012; noon – 4 pm

Bend, twist, light, sculpt and taste a new version of the holiday season. Workshops, demos, artist installations and food science explorations will present a wide variety of ways to engage and leave your mark on the holidays at NYSCI. Each day of ReMake the Holidays will focus on a different theme. Most activities are free with NYSCI admission. Some projects require a small materials fee.

More info: http://www.nysci.org/visit/events/event/remake2012

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14 amazing DIY gadget projectsLet these innovative do-it-yourself projects inspire you to get crafty with gadgets in the new year.

mothernaturenetwork:

14 amazing DIY gadget projects
Let these innovative do-it-yourself projects inspire you to get crafty with gadgets in the new year.

The best of DIY 2012
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Do It Yourself. This has always been part of the human psyche but it has moved from a basic necessity in daily life to an optional tactic for getting something done. With the ease of replacing an object versus repairing it, and the overwhelming variety of items in the marketplace to suit every need and style, the idea of DIYing took a backseat for decades. However, over the last few years we have seen the beginnings of a mindshift, a resurgence in DIY culture that goes well beyond the craftiness of making one’s own jewelry or party favors. Indeed, over the last few years and especially in 2012, we have seen a renewed interest in DIY from designing and making objects with the latest technology like 3D printing, to the growth of a repair culture and the popularity of hacking, modifying and fixing your own electronics.
The change has been exciting to watch, and before the year ends we want to take a moment to glance back over the best of the DIY movement from 2012, from articles to projects to events.
30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012
(via 30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012 : TreeHugger)

The best of DIY 2012

treehugger:

etharooni/CC BY 2.0

Do It Yourself. This has always been part of the human psyche but it has moved from a basic necessity in daily life to an optional tactic for getting something done. With the ease of replacing an object versus repairing it, and the overwhelming variety of items in the marketplace to suit every need and style, the idea of DIYing took a backseat for decades. However, over the last few years we have seen the beginnings of a mindshift, a resurgence in DIY culture that goes well beyond the craftiness of making one’s own jewelry or party favors. Indeed, over the last few years and especially in 2012, we have seen a renewed interest in DIY from designing and making objects with the latest technology like 3D printing, to the growth of a repair culture and the popularity of hacking, modifying and fixing your own electronics.

The change has been exciting to watch, and before the year ends we want to take a moment to glance back over the best of the DIY movement from 2012, from articles to projects to events.

30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012

(via 30 Best Moments in the DIY Movement in 2012 : TreeHugger)

Reblog Robots!
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I <3 You!
Robots Invade 12/12/12
To join the robots, reblog or repost this image and be entered for a chance to be one of three GRAND PRIZE winners!
Send a link to promotions@workman.com with a link to your repost or reblog, including your full mailing address to enter.
If chosen, you will receive one copy of Recycled Robots, Papertoy Monsters, Potato Chip Science, and Star Wars Origami.
For official contest rules, head to http://bit.ly/RobotDayOfficialRules.
More info on the ROBOT INVASION: http://bit.ly/RobotDay

Reblog Robots!

recycled-robots:

I <3 You!

Robots Invade 12/12/12

To join the robots, reblog or repost this image and be entered for a chance to be one of three GRAND PRIZE winners!

Send a link to promotions@workman.com with a link to your repost or reblog, including your full mailing address to enter.

If chosen, you will receive one copy of Recycled Robots, Papertoy Monsters, Potato Chip Science, and Star Wars Origami.

For official contest rules, head to http://bit.ly/RobotDayOfficialRules.

More info on the ROBOT INVASION: http://bit.ly/RobotDay

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Throughout December, NYSCI’s Maker Space will be bustling with “Cardboard Creations.” Using cardboard and tape, design, make and build your own arcade games. This program was inspired by 9-year-old Caine Monroy, who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. Free with NYSCI admission.

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