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Mitch Altman, founder of NoiseBridge hackerspace in San Francisco, talks at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 about how spaces like his are allowing creative expression all over the world. Hackers at NoiseBridge conduct biology experiments and hacked a wheelchair to be controlled by computer, phone, and even one’s own brain waves.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).