May 31, 2014

CUSP is teaming up with the World Science Festival for a weekend of hands-on urban science. Science Hack Day NYC is about hacking for good, which means tinkering with technology to do cool science. The event aims to bring together software developers, web designers and hardware hobbyists of all stripes, together with amateur and professional scientists, and let the creative sparks fly.

This non-stop free event runs over the weekend of 31st May – 1st June, at NYU’s brand new MAGNET space at 2 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. To participate, just register on Eventbrite, while tickets last. You can even pitch your own Science Hack Idea to the crowd, if you like. The event starts 10am Saturday and the pitching session kicks off at 11am.

Even if you’re not a computer jock or a dab hand with a soldering iron, you can still take part in this event’s Citizen Science Explorers Programme, and help researchers go out and record data about your urban environment. Or just come by to enjoy one of the event’s Pop-Up Workshops Saturday and Sunday afternoons: short talks by by experts like geneticist Christopher Mason, architectural historian Francis Morrone, or CUSP’s own Masoud Ghandehari, who will be providing context to all the Science Hacks going on.