Bio+Hacker+Art-Space Tour California 2012
Bio+Hackter+Art-Spaces in western California USA
Los Angeles, 71km x 41km, 80 districts and neighborhoods. A huge flat grid. You need to get into the network to understand. We spent most time in Westwood (UCLA), Silver Lake (hippster and creative space), Venice (where the locals hang).
California NanoSystems Institute - CNSI
The NanoSystems Institute is a research facility at UCLA. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nannotechnology. The new complex built in 2007 is equipment with electron microscopes, atomic force microscopes, X-ray diffraction microscopes, specialized optical microscopes, high throughput robotics for molecular screening and class 100 and 1000 clean rooms.
Hackteria Microscopy Workshop as part of the ArtSci Summer School
Field Trip to the Botanical Garden, looking at collected samples
CNSI Workshop on "Interaction" by Magan Daalder
Kind of a well equiped FabLab at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts (DMA). However the lab is not realy open access...
Printer in action video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E39qfKR-5s4
Calibration Measurement. With a micro stepping motor driver a precision of less than 60 um can be achieved.
Screenshot with ReplicatorG and WebCam image