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Open Science Cafe: First year launch

I’ve been reflecting on the inaugural Open Science Cafe. In case you missed it, Ali Albiani, a soon-to-be-graduate in art and design, developed an interactive event that featured Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times: “How to use data and design to tell stories” on May 9, 2014. It was a big hit!

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Open Science Cafe: “How to use data and design to tell stories” with Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times

“When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive.” —Jasper Johns

This quote reflects the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I had leading Open Science Café on Friday, May 9th 2014: “How to use data and design to tell stories” with Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times.

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Binary Dance at the San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire

Cal Poly Science Cafe took a field trip this past Saturday, May 10, to the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire.

Cal Poly Science Cafe brought Pete Hawkes, an interaction designer and artist based in LA, to the faire to teach us about binary code through a dance and arduino-powered device. Makers of all ages participated in the Binary Dance to learn how computers store complex data with 1s and 0s.

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Open Science Café: My Experience

Learning is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” —Warren Barris

Open Science Café has empowered me to make my event an incredible reality!

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Dancing together from 0 to 31: Art + Computer Science = Learning

What is the benefit of educational games? How do art and computer science interact? And most importantly, what is “the binary dance?”

Pete Hawkes, our Cal Poly Science Cafe guest at the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire on May 10, explains all that and more in this interview.

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Cal Poly Science Café to present Binary Dance May 10 at San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire

Kennedy Library will host “Binary Dance,” an interactive gaming experience on stage at Mission Plaza during the second annual San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10.

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New York Times Graphic Director to talk on using data to tell stories May 9

Steve Duenes, the graphics director for The New York Times, will present “How to Use Data and Design to Tell Stories” from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 9, in the Cal Poly Kennedy Library’s second floor café area.

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