misc.ience

DeSForM — The most inspiring thing I’ve seen in years

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 24, 2012

I am a very lucky girl.  Last week, I managed to drag myself from my Lair of Sickness to attend the now-annual 2012 DeSForM (Design Semantics of Form and Meaning) conference. And what a treat it was, if nothing else remining me of how much I’d like to retrain in this space some day(a dream [...] … Read More

nerd nite 10: Of the Strange, the Alien and the Device

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 20, 2012

Well, I know have a full linup and details for nerd nite Wellington #10, which is happening this Monday, 23rd April, from 6pm at Hotel Bristol. Details are already available on the nerd nite Wellington website, Facebook page etc, but I figured I’d share them here, too :) I’ve changed the format a little and [...] … Read More

nerd nite Wellington 10, featuring Mars, quantum mechanics and Mad Makers

Aimee Whitcroft Apr 03, 2012

This month’s edition of nerd nite Wellington looks to be a cracker. Or, possibly, a corker.     To celebrate the 10th edition,we’ve got people talking about making mad gadgets (and noises with them), KiwiMars and quantum mechanics. April 23rd, from 6pm. And two of them are Scibloggers!  Elf Eldridge and Roger Hanson, to be [...] … Read More

Competition(ish): it’s not computer magic, it’s computer science

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 22, 2012

A phrase oft-uttered, in anything from a restrained growl to an infuriated scream, by my partner. Who works with those strange computery things, and the networks connecting them, every day. A phrase he uttered once again today, while we were chatting through another of our favourite phrases ‘science, bitches!’* Which led us to a wonderful [...] … Read More