Program Details
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
free with pay-what-you-wish admission
6th floor - classroom, MAD

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Program Description

Emerging out of 1960’s American academia, a subculture of computer programmers championed freedom of information sharing as both an ideal and a practical strategy.  This group, or hackers as they have became known, strove to open up the electronic systems in which we rely on in order to foster the free exchange of information. 

Partnering with the hackers collective NYC Resistor, MAD presents drop in workshops that gives viewers, from the novice to the expert, tools and resources to better tackle, push, and re-invent their use of the electronic devices that shape our lives.

Handmade RFID Shields

Designer / technologist Mimi Hui will give an introduction to the science, uses, and risks of RFID, and demonstrate the use of an RFID reader.  She will show some of the elegant RFID-blocking slipcovers, wallets, and pouches she has designed, and demonstrate the various inexpensive materials you can use, such as metal foils and meshes and conductive fabric. 

 

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