An acquaintance of mine, Tito Jankowski has been working on an Open Source PCR machine with a friend. This is totally awesome stuff. It’s open source biotech! DIY Biology! When they’re done, you’ll be able to get an essential machine for examining and replicating DNA for $400 instead of the going price of such a machine, $4-10k.
At Maker Faire I caught the last bits of the OK Go show. The show wasn’t about the musical experience, it was about the awesome.
If you’re all about the awesome, watch the whole video.
If you have no patience, start watching at about 17:30
h2oboy1 — May 23, 2010 — Behind the scenes at a live “underwater” OK GO concert from Maker Faire 2010, as seen through the eyes of the WaterBoy Performance Director, Marque Cornblatt. This is the first time the band has played music underwater, and they did it live at Maker Faire featuring “I Want You So Bad I Can’t Breathe” and “This Too Shall Pass.” Enjoy this frantic behind-the-scenes look at the making of a one-of-a-kind concert experience.
July 15-17 The Crucible is having a “Fire Cabaret”. I’ve been watching some of the dancing practice on my way to and from class. It looks like it’ll be pretty hot. And the other dance and such that’s lined up looks cool.