This is something I’ve been thinking about a while, but I haven’t typed it out yet. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to type it out quite yet at the moment, so this is mostly a placeholder. The provocation is that one cannot both fully embrace the self-empowerment rhetoric of the maker movement AND try … Continue reading Provocation – self-empowerment and entrepreneurship
I wrote a post for Ethnography Matters that was just published! Rather than re-creating it here, I’ll just link to it 🙂 Check out the post here!
Shad Gross and I made this Pee Timer as part of a workshop position paper. Check out our Instructables!
Through Bloominglabs I’ve had the chance to do some really cool volunteer work. The library system and the local children’s museum, Wonderlab, have a lot of programs, workshops, and events for kids. Some of the workshops that are more technology-centered end up being taught by us at Bloominglabs, which we do to create an army … Continue reading solder. play-doh. magnets.
…okay, I guess you can look at these too. Whenever I get stuck or start feeling stupid and worthless and not PhD worthy, I always eventually figure out (or get advice on) how to get out of it by just rethinking whatever it was that I was doing and then going at it a different … Continue reading PhD tips for myself
Today I finally got to laser cut the raspberry pi case I’ve been eyeing on thingiverse! (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:29456). I took a bunch of photos of the whole thing, so I’m going to let them do most of the talking. But first some slight problems we ran into: Before we were able to actually start cutting the … Continue reading Laser-cut Raspberry Pi Case
I’m working on installing raspbmc on my raspberry pi at the moment. You know, standard “oh, I have this…now what do I do with it?” kind of thing. I’ll keep this updated about how it goes! At first I had NOOBs Raspbian Wheezy on it, and that was fun for a few minutes while it … Continue reading raspbmc
Funny idea for a webcomic: psychics in a workplace, but the workplace is too bureaucratic to know how to use them properly, so they end up spending most of their time doing monotonous, stupid things that really don’t take advantage of their power. Every once in a while they get put on a project where they … Continue reading untapped power: superheroes in the workplace!
I’ve clearly been having a hard time keeping up with a regular schedule of blogging, but it’s certainly not for lack of trying! Because of that, I this is going to be more of a meta-post about productivity and productive behaviors. Maybe by writing about it I will somehow manage to convince myself to participate … Continue reading a meta-post on productivity
I’ve recently been attending the open meetings of my local hackerspace, Bloominglabs http://bloominglabs.org/index.php/Main_Page, as part of the ongoing development of my research. These visits have led to some interesting insights, and I’ve decided to record them here. I’m hoping that “HackerCraft” might become a series of blog posts in which I explore Hacking and Hacker … Continue reading hackercraft: accessibility of material characteristics