Team Human Talk at Gray Area

A few nice Maker Projects images I found:

Team Human Talk at Gray Area
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We spent a stimulating evening at Gray Area for a live broadcast of Douglas Rushkoff’s Team Human radio show, featuring our friend Howard Rheingold and author Annalee Newitz.

Rushkoff engaged us in a no-holds-barred discussion about what it means to be human in a digital age. This fascinating two-hour conversation covered autonomous technologies, runaway markets and weaponized media — and how they impact our ability to think constructively, connect meaningfully, or act purposefully.

Our extended family of Pataphysical friends came to this event, and our son Adam gave us a tour of Gray Area’s incubator space, where he now has a desk to create his next interactive art project.

I like Gray Area Foundation’s mission to create social and civic impact through art and technology, by offering education, incubation and public events.

Being human is a team sport, and this evening reminded us about the importance of human intervention in the machine.

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Creating the Art Float – Tam Makers – April 2018 – Photo – 93
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We are creating an Art Float for Social Change at Tam Makers, to inspire more people to participate in democracy.

Our parade float features Mother Earth and a circle of hands, pulled by the colorful dragon Quetzy. Young activists will sing and speak about social change — and artists will share their ideas on our spinning carousel. They want you all to vote, speak up and create a better world!

This community art project was created by over a hundred volunteers at Tam Makers, led by Fabrice Florin and Geo Monley, with the generous support of Good Earth, Mill Valley Community Action Network and Tamalpais High School.

The Art Float for Social Change will reach out to youth and people of color through art, music and technology. We will present this art show on Earth Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades in Marin — and throughout California this fall, to encourage people to vote in the next elections.

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Maker Lab at IBM Research – Africa
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IBM Research today opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy.

The lab is located in the Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein – an inner-city area which is today re-emerging as a vibrant Johannesburg district. The two-level, 900 square meter lab has a DIY maker space with electronic design equipment and a 3D printer.

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