Beakerhead 101: 5 Events You Can’t Miss

Beakerhead 101: 5 Events You Can’t Miss

Where go the giant tin fish, robotic dragonflies, and buildings made of mushrooms, so go we! As self-professed fans of artistic ingenuity, BOOM has been following the incredible growth of Beakerhead from its conception, and is proud to provide production support for this amazing experience this fall. A year of innovation and creativity cumulate every year in the Beakerhead extravaganza of art, culture, science and technology that stuns and inspires Calgarians (and BOOM) without fail. “…More than a schedule of mesmerizing events; it’s a time and place where engineers show their creative sides, and artists get technical, where science hits the street, and everyone gets ingenious”. Sounds like our kind of party. But with dozens of events going on across the city, and only so many hours in a day, how do you choose which explosion of innovation to go see? Luckily for you, BOOM has done all the leg work. Beakerhead 101: Where to go… For a date night! The Gorgeous Molecule Acclaimed chefs, a world-changing art installation, tap dancing, and more await guests of this VIP experience, hosted by the historic Barron Building. Prepare to have all senses delighted throughout this engaging date night! With your kids! Station B The Sandbox of Human Ingenuity (a gigantic, come-one-come-all sandbox,) and The Claw (think arcade) await the young and the young at heart at Fort Calgary. Beakerstreet will also be open for business for those who want to take a piece of Beakerhead home with them! To learn something new! How Doing Good in the World is Great Business Dave Kelly will be chatting with five inventors, designers, and...
Where is the Dewey Decimal System for Digital Music?

Where is the Dewey Decimal System for Digital Music?

Music is my constant companion. A typical day for me musically, would look something like this: – 6:00 AM Power music for my run to the gym – More power music while I work out – News article reader app (Umano) while I make breakfast – Classical music while I work through emails at my desk – Music selection for scripting/fashion show etc. – Soft inspirational music for walking to meeting – Fun dance tunes to celebrate a successful work day – 528Hz music for meditative activity (ex. yoga) – Vintage Vinyl while I make dinner – Mopey Emo before bed In my daily routine I have mentally assigned certain genres of music to tasks, and my day’s playlist is more important than my Moleskin planner, which is REALLY important. So management of my music library needs to be quick, seamless, and perceptive for my day to go smoothly and be productive. Really I am looking for the Dewey Decimal System of music organization, an app that has the aptitude to find and organize my music whims into easily recognized categories and that never makes me wait. To be honest, I am still in search of my own perfect music dewey, but I wanted to share the following music service apps because all have at least one trait that I am looking for: Hype Machine: I don’t even use this app properly and I still love it. Hype Machine is a blog aggregator that measures what music people are talking about the most online and it puts them into handy little lists for you. The best function is the...