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Until the end of this year we’ll be having weekly features on each of our Makers Muse Award Recipients. You’ll read their original writing, see some of their work and glean greater insights into what makes these seven individuals so unique in their fields.

To open our weekly features we have Geraldine Juárez, whose work is focused on the internet and in the street through a wide range of media. Her aim is to understand the spaces that emerge when information, property and power collide, with special interest in low, open and pirate technologies. (You can read her full bio here).

 

Ayah Bdeir is an engineer and interactive artist who does not believe in boundaries set by disciplines or cultures. With an upbringing between Lebanon, Canada and the US, Bdeir’s work uses experimental tools to look at deliberate and subconscious representations of identity.

 

Work Smarter, Not Harder [an interview w/Evan Roth]
June 29th, 2011
by Nick Briz

Evan Roth is a prolific producer whose activities take on many different forms, including teaching, collaborating, engineering, collecting gifs, analyzing graffiti, enriching the public domain, developing tools of empowerment and raising awareness of issues pertaining to the open-web and free speech. His work is most comfortable where the interests of activists, artists, and general web meanderers intersect.

 

Make: Pioneer – Limor “Ladyada” Fried On WIRED Cover

Engineer, kit maker, entrepreneur, MAKE advisory board member, open source hardware pioneer Limor “Ladyada” Fried is on April’s WIRED cover. This is the first female engineer to appear WIRED’s cover (as well as the first female engineer to appear on such a high-profile tech publication that I can recall).

 

The Story Collider

Stories about science
March 16th – “Game Theory”

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What is your experience of science? Every month, The Story Collider invites six people to come on stage and tell a true, personal story that answers that question. Some are scientists, most are not.

On March 16, we explore “Game Theory”. The games we win, and the ones we lose; the games we know we’re playing, and those we don’t; the games we design, and those that emerge.

Kevin Allison, storytelling coach
Seth Bisen-Hersh, musical theatre composer and lyricist
Jeff Crouse, artist, programmer
Nick Fortugno, game designer, artist, and teacher.
Heather Sparks, science and culture writer
Hanuman Welch, writer, performer and storyteller

 

Zach Lieberman recipient of AOL Grant Program: 25 for 25

 

Innovation: how to delete corporate logos from view

* 16:02 22 October 2010 by MacGregor Campbell

Innovation is our regular column in which we highlight emerging technologies and predict where they may lead

Call it advertisement hacking. Technology-inspired artists have designed ways for you to mask or perhaps even delete company logos in your field of view as you wander around a city or shopping centre.

The trend subverts a technology called augmented reality (AR)Movie Camera, by which virtual information – say restaurant ratings – is overlain on the real world as you peer through smart glasses or a smartphone camera.

New York artist Jeff Crouse has designed a program called Unlogo, which detects corporate logos in a video stream, then replaces them.

 

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By its own definition, the "Unlogo" project is "a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos."
Unlogo Will Erase All You Worked For

Posted by Abe Sauer on September 30, 2010 11:00 AM

By its own definition, the "Unlogo" project is "a web service that eliminates logos and other corporate signage from videos.

 

Jessica Banks and Andrew Laska, the co-founders of the design firm RockPaperRobot, are using science and technology to change the meaning of “furniture.”

 

So what exactly is open source hardware? We’re getting closer to a consensus definition, thanks to Ayah Bdeir and Eyebeam. A few months ago, she put together a workshop on open source hardware, and invited a group of people who are making businesses of it, along with some great legal practitioners working on open source issues.

 
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