Interview with Bullhorn

This week Bullhorn joined Blueroom Productions for the next Project24recording. The band spoke with John from Project24 to give a little more info about who they are and what they do. Introduce your band, tell us how you met and who influences your sound? That’s a hard question considering we’re a nine piece band. I …

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Caffeinated Distraction

While doing a little research on the origins of the ‘Method of Loci’ I cam across some articles on caffeine versus brain performance, that I though were worth a read, seeing how the staff at the Edge (with a few exceptions) are all caffeine junkies…. Apparently there are optimal levels of caffeine intake which promote …

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Project24

John Skillington from Blueroom Productions has been spending some quality time with local bands, using the Auditrium as a space to record some of the live performances for Project24. To introduce you to John and to provide you with a little more info about the project I fired off some questions. These are the answers. …

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Old Fashion for Project24

John from Project24 took some time to chat to Old Fashion, who were performing as part of project24 for the month. Read a little more about the band and take a look at their beautiful live performance, captured by John and the Project24 team. Take a moment to introduce your band – who are your …

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PCB Making Fun

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Last night at Hack the Evening we had a look at the latest in Printed Circuit Board printing technologies from this mob who have successfully funded a Kickstarter campaign to create a direct-to-surface pcb conductive track printer. In short the printer prints PCBs out of almost anything. To show why this is a great thing, …

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How to remember Pi to 100 decimal places

Last week I posted the challenges set by my coworkers, namely, remember a big shopping list and remember pi to 78 places. Well, to get a nice round number I went Pi to a 100 places and using the SEM3 system explained on my blog, came up with the following story. Be warned that this …

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Memory Test

As part of the Hack Your Head workshop series, I will be exploring how to super charge your memory. While preparing the various activities I have been dragging the Edge’s wonderfully compliant staff into my various mental shenanigans and in return have been set two challenges… Challenge 1: Shopping list – Today I’ve been given …

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Hacking old eWaste

One of the workshops we’d like to run is ‘Consumer electronics hacking’. So far I’ve been looking into toys and gadgets that can be re-purposed for our own nefarious purposes, but then last night my printer of 7 years finally died with a broken print head. What to do with an old printer? Bin it? …

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Meet Kaitlyn Plyley

We had a tough time choosing Hack Residents this time around. We ended up picking not one, but three, so you can only imagine how amazing each of them must be. The first introduction we need to make is to poet, writer, and storyteller, Kaitlyn Plyley. Everyone, meet Kaitlyn. What was your role before you …

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Meet Dan Cook

Dan Cook is our new Hack Catalyst. He’s already causing trouble around the office (we now have a Daniel, Daniele, Daniel and Dan on the team), and proposing weird and wacky workshops (toy dissections, anyone?), but we’re looking forward to working with him over the Hack period. I sent through some questions to see if …

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