Weekly Click: May 16, 2012


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MaKey MaKey: An Invention Kit for Everyone Did you ever wish you could turn any everyday object into touch pads and combine them with the internet? Just think how cool it would be to have a banana space bar on your computer? Or wouldn't it be REALLY revolutionary if you could play Dance, Dance Revolution with buckets of water, rather than the traditional floor mat? Well, wish no more, because thanks to MaKey MaKey you can! MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century from our friend Eric Rosenbaum and graduate student Jay Silver from the MIT Media Lab.

We couldn't imagine a better way to help people start to think of themselves as makers and agents of change.  So when we find out about MaKey Makey we just had to share, because when you have the "Maker's Mindset," you know you can change the world! MaKey MaKey is a simple Invention Kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.  It looks awesome and we can't wait to play with it!

Fresh Air Remembers Author Maurice Sendak This is a beautiful compilation of interviews with the late Maurice Sendak on the NPR Fresh Air Program.

How Pixar Almost Lost Toy Story 2 to a Bad Backup Pixar's Oren Jacob and Galyn Susman recount how the files for Toy Story 2 were almost lost due to an accidental Linux command and bad backup. A good reminder to back up your important files!  Also, a great example of how you can use minimal animation with a great story.

Exploring the Role of Mobile Technology as a Health Care Helper Here at FableVision Studios, we love seeing all the exciting ways mobile technology is changing the world.  Kudos to Johns Hopkins Global Health Initiative, which has 51 projects educating students in global mobile technologies and exploring the use of mobile technology in health.

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