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juan gonzalez
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Hi,   I'm Juan in Toronto, founder of http://fabspaces.cc and http://videogami.co   Through FabSpaces we've had amazing adventures finding ways to teach kids how to manage the world of technology in which they live by using simple MAKE activities.   More recently I've found myself building upon Popcorn.JS to create a new way to teach new skills to kids.  That project has led to Videogami and it is the basis of most of what I do these days.   I look forward to the great Summer of 13, a.k.a the Summer of Making is Learning.  
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I am gonna dive into those sites tonight. Welcome!
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Cassie and Ryan, on making true digital natives out of our kids, by teaching them the technologies they need to become CREATORS, not just consumers;  MASTERS, not mere participants.
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Here we go...  Now seems like the best time to start a discussion about how we create the tools to unleash the "inventor" in every kid.   
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There is a lot of activity behind the scenes around my next project. This post is the first attempt to establish a context that will help explain where I'm heading with it. And yes, it feels good to be blogging again.
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I guess the day when we can create a 3D slideshow of all the photos taken during a trip as little vignettes anchored on this kind of visualization. Super cool for roadtrips.
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The Energy Generated from A Single Orange: A Citric Acid Battery by Caleb Charland

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http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/11/the-energy-generated-from-a-single-orange/

This orange battery was built by photographer Caleb Charland as part of his ongoing alternative energy photographs using fruit, vegetables, and other objects to create light for his long-exposure photographs. The electricity powering the lightbulb inside the orange is generated through a chemical reaction between citric acid and the zinc nails inserted into each wedge. I think this is by far the most lovely piece he’s done in the series, but before you start work on a bunch of orange lights to keep on the nightstand, the light generated was so dim this particular photograph required a 14 hour exposure

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An epidemic of ADHD?   Maybe not.
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So I spent this Saturday afternoon teaching kids the fundamentals of the "Internet of Things".   Here is a brief explanation of how we do it at http://FabSpaces.cc
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Perfect timing!  I should arrive in the city on time for this.
 
NY Hardware Startup Meetup Next Wednesday in Week Leading Up To Maker Faire
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Like? I shot this video as part of the PEN READY promotion from Olympus. Already fascinated by the fact that the filters can be applied to HD video in realtime. No drama.
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Our Summer trip was documented in all its tiny glory using nothing but a Canon S95. I have over 200 videos to edit, but here is a collection of videos showing the various beaches we visited.

Try and guess which ones they are...
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Mostly focused on building FabSpaces.cc
Introduction
Technologist working with the tools of the open web to produce interactive digital experiences at the intersection of remix culture, open hardware and new media.
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Won some kind of blogging award for my Global Culture blog, back when that was a thing. Worked with many global brands but got the startup-fever and haven't looked back.
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Toronto
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San Antonio de los Altos - Belgium - Venezuela - Mexico