Cooking with Hardware at NICAR 2014

Posted on May 4, 2014 in Team Blinky
Cooking with Hardware at NICAR 2014

Images from the Team Blinky talk with John Keefe at NICAR 2014! We had such a great time here and managed to generate a bit of a stir thanks to KnightLab.

The premise of this talk was to present some of the projects we have been working on over the past few months. Our theme and current interest centers around making the digital physical. What type of data can we gather about ourselves and our environment? How can we use that to journalistic ends? How does the rise of DIY technology create new opportunities for audience engagement to journalistic ends?


The audience gathering their LED throwie parts. Workshop wisdom: Always have toys and takeaways for people to play with.


So how do you make your own sensors?


It’s not that hard at all – just press!


Stress Sensing Apron in action. Not as anxious as I thought!


John presenting the slightly controversial Mood Cube. Love it when hardware opens a lively discussion!