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We're counting down our top 5 blog posts of 2016. Can you guess what came in at #5?
A motorcycle accident leads to the amputation of a leg. If it happens in, say, Washington, DC, the hospital might offer several choices of prosthetic limbs, most likely covered by insurance. If, however, you live in a poorer country where the average income is $4 a day or even less, the options are...
Here's a roundup of some free digital apps to let you create art on the go!
Check out these museums that offer a free mobile app!
Kerry Adams Hapner of the San Jose Office of Cultural Affairs discusses the unique connection between the arts and technology in the heart of Silicon Valley.
I still remember the day that Mark Frauenfelder called me, in 2004, and asked me if I wanted to contribute to a new magazine that he was helping to launch, called Make: . He described it as “ Martha Stewart for geeks” and as an updated 1950s-era Popular Science ( Make: was originally digest-size...
Initially, the first conference between the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) felt like “a kind of strange wedding,” said Haystack Director Stu Kestenbaum. This was in 2002, when the intersection between technology and the arts was still at the...
"[W]e approached the design of Moogfest much like we approach synthesizer design. We asked ourselves this question: how can we inspire people who are interested in technology, music, and art to create new things?" -- Emmy Parker To musicians and engineers, Robert Moog (rhymes with rogue)...
When I was seven years old there were a lot of art materials around the house. Blocks, clay, paint, paper—I loved to make things. My grandmother was an artist and my grandfather an inventor, and I had caught the bug. I would squeeze and sculpt Sculpey, a polymer clay my grandfather had...
Meet Radhika, the heroine of Half the Sky Movement: The Game , a Facebook game that takes players on a journey of empowerment through opportunity. Players meet Radhika in her small village in India where they have their first chance to co-create solutions to significant problems facing many women...

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