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This Just in!!  All the AWESOMENESS that happened here as part of the Learning Labs Pop-up on Saturday 2/16 as seen through the eyes of Explainer TV.  

Mike Wilson and his team of Explainers not only had a cool digital pic station at the Pop-up, but they were running around taking videos and pics of all the happy people.  YEAH!!

Maker Space Pop Up was a success! Til we meet again …

Pop-Up STEM Party

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When the urge hits to hack, remix, design and make, New York City teens can visit a special pop-up at NYSCI this Saturday. The Learning Labs Pop-Up introduces teens to web design, digital photography, 3D printing, computer animation, sound recording and more in a free workshop made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum Library and Services.

Approximately 50 teens are expected to attend this Saturday’s event. Activity highlights include a Mozilla web maker session by Hive NYC, digital beat making by World Up, and 3D printing by Pixel Academy. With games, food and prizes, the event will feel more like a party than a science lab.

Saturday’s Pop-Up Learning Labs will run from 1 – 4 pm, with another one planned for April 13. Pop on by!

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Wow! Today we had our second teen hangout with a visit from our first adult advisor, Mike from Pixel Academy.

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He was here to show us some super cool 3D modeling software he uses to create digital video games. The platform is pretty complicated but the teens worked hard to grasp the…

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Hand-painted, utilitarian, durable, individualized. Belle Helmets have as much character as the cyclists who don them.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Hand-painted, utilitarian, durable, individualized. Belle Helmets have as much character as the cyclists who don them.

See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE
Thirty days to World Maker Faire 2012. Today we launch a countdown with sneak peeks at some of the projects that will make this year’s event the most outrageous, inspiring and educational Maker Faire yet. Follow the SciSpotlight all September to see what we have planned for you at World Maker Faire on September 29-30.
We kick off with a look at World’s Fair 2.0, a game that time-travels you into the past—and the future. Using an iPhone, you’ll go on a virtual scavenger hunt in and around NYSCI to answer the question: How did the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs shape Queens’ geography and its collectively imagined future?
Maker Faire attendees will be the first to get a chance to try out the game. World’s Fair 2.0 is a co-production of People’s Production House and REV- and will be officially unveiled as part of ReGeneration, a new NYSCI exhibition opening October 27. ReGeneration challenges visitors to think about our communities and imagine how they might be more sustainable and more livable. In the case of World’s Fair 2.0, the game explores continuities between the Utopian vision of World’s Fairs past and the visions we have today for our cities of the future. 
Check back tomorrow to find out which icons of Maker Faire Bay Area will make their NYC debut this year…

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE

Thirty days to World Maker Faire 2012. Today we launch a countdown with sneak peeks at some of the projects that will make this year’s event the most outrageous, inspiring and educational Maker Faire yet. Follow the SciSpotlight all September to see what we have planned for you at World Maker Faire on September 29-30.

We kick off with a look at World’s Fair 2.0, a game that time-travels you into the past—and the future. Using an iPhone, you’ll go on a virtual scavenger hunt in and around NYSCI to answer the question: How did the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs shape Queens’ geography and its collectively imagined future?

Maker Faire attendees will be the first to get a chance to try out the game. World’s Fair 2.0 is a co-production of People’s Production House and REV- and will be officially unveiled as part of ReGeneration, a new NYSCI exhibition opening October 27. ReGeneration challenges visitors to think about our communities and imagine how they might be more sustainable and more livable. In the case of World’s Fair 2.0, the game explores continuities between the Utopian vision of World’s Fairs past and the visions we have today for our cities of the future. 

Check back tomorrow to find out which icons of Maker Faire Bay Area will make their NYC debut this year…

Today, NYSCI helped our friends at Make launch Maker Camp on Google+. Thirty projects in 30 days started today with rocket-launching experiments led by Rick Schertle and our own Senior Explainer, Jessica.

Maker Camp is a virtual summer camp for teens everywhere. The projects show kids how to build, experiment and get creative. Watch for a new project each weekday morning, followed a hangout on Google+ with a guest camp counselor in the afternoon. Summer’s almost over.  Time to get making.