Everything in the built world has been designed and crafted by someone. This is not news to most of us, but I’m amazed that even as engineering and design have taken more visible roles in shaping how we experience the world, there are still so many who see themselves as consumers, not makers. We Are Makers is a new short film that explores the workshops and institutions shaping a new generation of makers and designers. It’s the first documentary
a geography of being : una geografia de ser is a three-part art project that reflects upon the dynamics of the undocumented immigrant population in the United States, specifically in relation to undocumented youth. The installation consists of the following elements: small kinetic sculptures with animated displays titled “Undocumented Drones” and a video game that places the player in the role of an undocumented youth that must face several challenges in the search for self-determination beyond the imposed constraints of citizenry. The visitor to the installation plays the game, the “Undocumented Drones” react to game play and may help the player along. Separately, a graphic zine represents the challenges and options presented in the video game - Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga.
Part of NYSCI’s exhibit “Regeneration”, through January 13, 2013.
Inspired by Science: the latest in a series of videos featuring individual stories of NYSCI Explainers:
Angelo used to visit NYSCI as a child and now he works there. As an Explainer, he gets to do some of his favorite things (talking to people & making new friends) while learning science. Watch the video to find out how Angelo became inspired by science.