When the most intelligent and creative nerds are on stage, I listen and I draw. I tweeted these live at Boing Boing: Ingenuity, a Vaudeville for Happy Mutants, earning me a spot on Boing Boing's list of 10 cool things from the day. Here are the finished images. 

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  • Adam Savage Talks About Making at the Boing Boing Ingenuity Conference

    mixed media, 8" x 10", 2013 :: One of the live drawings at Ingenuity, BoingBoing.net's first live event. Here is Adam Savage blanching at the idea that replicating popular culture artifacts is not a noble pursuit.

  • Barn Owl Trips Us Out at the Boing Boing Ingenuity Conference

    mixed media, 8" x 10", 2013 :: One of the live drawings at Ingenuity, BoingBoing.net's first live event. Barn Owl turned some knobs and totally transformed the audience's mental space.

  • Trevor Paglen and Seth Shostak talk Space at Boing Boing Ingenuity Conference

    mixed media, 8" x 10", 2013 :: One of the live drawings at Ingenuity, BoingBoing.net's first live event. Trevor Paglen, who sent images of strange human interactions with nature into space on a satellite comments that, "Images only mean what we believe them to mean." Seth Shostak of SETI predicts detection of E.T. in our lifetime and explains the need for exploration, not just experimentation, in science.

  • Shovelman Plays at Boing Boing Ingenuity Conference

    mixed media, 8" x 10", 2013 :: One of the live drawings at Ingenuity, BoingBoing.net's first live event. Shovelman lays down quite the groove playing his electric shovel.

  • The science of driving, robots, and space-hacking at the Boing Boing Ingenuity Conference

    mixed media, 8" x 10", 2013 :: One of the live drawings at Ingenuity, BoingBoing.net's first live event. Tom Vanderbilt explained ways of how being in a car changes us, Carol Reilly told us about advances in robotics, and Ariel Waldman presented some of the awesomeness that occurs at her science hack days. Meanwhile, Hugh Howey presented the entire audience with free digital versions of three of his novels.

  • David and Mark present the Boing Boing Ingenuity Conference

    mixed media, 8" x 10", 2013 :: One of the live drawings at Ingenuity, Boing Boing's first live event. David Pescovitz and Mark Frauenfelder, rendered here in the upper left using the luscious Palomino Blackwing 602 pencil they gave out, introduced amazing speakers over the course of the day. Megan Prelinger showed us how artists depicted electronics in space, Nate DiMeo performed my favorite podcast, Memory Palace, live and Eri Gentry told us about her open source biotech lab - BioCurious.

  • Magic, Technology and Science Fiction at the Boing Boing Ingenuity Conference

    mixed media, 8" x 10", 2013 :: One of the live drawings at Ingenuity, BoingBoing.net's first live event. Ferdinando Buscera started things off with a magical explanation of technology invoking the spirit of Tesla. Chris Noessel continued with a review of user interface in science fiction. Also, host David Pescovitz told us about code created at the previous day's hackathon that turns driving data into music and demons threatened from the backdrop.