The Future of Psychiatry Is Digital. That’s a Good Thing.

People often ask me if I think technology will soon replace psychiatrists. That’s unlikely to happen. But one day, patients may tap technology to get better care. And that’s good news — if we have the government policies and provider practices in place to ensure that the technology is used thoughtfully.

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Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Central Florida Maker groups use their diverse skills to create an interactive Bumblebee costume in only 3 weeks for a Magic Wheelchair recipient.

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Document Your DNA With A Raspberry Pi Gel Imager

Capture your bio-experiments with a Raspberry Pi gel imager

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YouTube Celebrities are Coming to Maker Faire

You’ve seen them on YouTube, now catch these successful video producer celebrities at Maker Faire Bay Area!

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Vandals Crack Open Dockless Scooter, Discover Particle Electron Board Inside

Another real-world use case of maker-friendly technology: e-scooter rentals.

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Watch Robots Attempt to Assemble Ikea Furniture

Is there a future where our Ikea furniture will be put together by machines of loving grace?

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Maker Pro News: Maker Pros Around the World

Around the world, maker pros like David Lang, are making waves. David is the co-founder of OpenROV and author of “Zero to Maker.” He’s re-launching Open Explorer!

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Bring on museum companion apps — but only if they’re absolutely awesome

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On a weekday afternoon in the Greek and Roman sculpture hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was, to my surprise, the only visitor on my phone. 

The long gallery was fairly empty, but it was oddly devoid of the usual selfie-takers and Instagram story posters. I, on the other hand, had my phone out because I was attempting to use an app called Smartify to scan “Marble statue of a kouros (youth),” in order to learn more about the sculpture. It wasn’t going well. 

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Smartify is one of a handful of apps that allow museum-goers to use computer vision to scan works of art, bringing up supporting media and information. The Google Arts & Culture app also purports to have a version of this technology (although Google couldn’t tell me which museums offer the functionality). Other apps from organizations like the Guggenheim use Bluetooth to serve museum visitors information about artwork. And recently, the global design firm R/GA unveiled the “BG Selects” app for its guest exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, the Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. The R/GA app not only scans art, but also provides a synced audio experience for video, based on sub-audible sound wave recognition. Read more…

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Burning iPhones and Designer Bags on China’s Day of the Dead

Burning iPhones and Designer Bags on China’s Day of the Dead
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3D printing and pottery come together at this design studio

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Alterfact is an experimental design studio created by Lucile Sciallano and Ben Landau in 2014. They push boundaries of a traditionally plastic-based medium and use clay instead to print cool 3D clay pottery.

Alterfact has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. Read more…

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