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pod4 Want to Be a Resident Goodnik?
My old friend and cohort Nate Heasley sent me this announcement for a cool summer opportunity available through his non-profit org, Goodnik:

NY’s School of Visual Arts has a new “maker” MFA program starting in the fall called Products of Design. Before the program officially starts, they’ve decided to open their space this summer to create a coworking community of innovative designers. As part of that program, and in partnership with, they are taking on one designer to be named the Resident Goodnik – someone who is designing a product that will have a tangibly positive impact on the world. The Residency spot includes a designer-friendly work desk in a community of makers, and it also comes with access to their new Visible Futures Lab, which has all kinds of cool maker toys like a laser cutter, 3D printer, woodshop, electronics lab. Applications are now being accepted at

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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