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Transforming Data With Whimsical and Practical Inventions at Ingenuity

Editor’s note | Starting Sept. 7, the PBS NewsHour is expanding its family, adding a “PBS NewsHour Weekend” newscast on Saturdays and Sundays. The 30-minute show will be anchored by NewsHour senior correspondent Hari Sreenivasan.

The above interview is a selection from the NewsHour Weekend’s rehearsal, presented by New York PBS member station WNET and broadcast out of the Tisch WNET studios.

Online magazine Boing Boing hosted its first hacking event called Ingenuity on Saturday and Sunday. At the invitation-only affair in San Francisco, hackers used OpenXC, Ford’s open-source platform that connects smart phones and tablets to real-time data from cars (such as braking and accelerating), in projects that translated information into paint, created LED images as well as new ways of visualizing data.

“In an age of big data, hardware hacking, and open source culture, how can makers bridge the gap between cars and drivers to enhance the driving experience?” said David Pescovitz, editor of Boing Boing in an article about the event.

NewsHour’s Hari Sreenivasan talks to David Pescovitz about Boing Boing’s first Ingenuity meeting, featuring hacking events and performances celebrating technology.

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