Grand Idea Studio

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The Hacker in All of Us

Tuesday, Oct 24th, 2023

Hacking isn’t just an action, it’s a mindset. In this presentation, Joe shares what hacking means to him and how we can all incorporate the hacker ethos into our daily lives. [ continue ]

Troublemakers and Superpowers

Friday, Oct 6th, 2023

Inspired by Keely Grand’s Troublemakers and Superpowers book, which explores how disabilities, trauma, and adversity (“troublemakers”) can shape identity in positive ways (“superpowers”), Joe reflects on his own troublemakers, the evolution of his superpowers, and the importance of finding communities that accept others as they are. [ continue ]

The Upside of Falling Down: Embracing Failure to be a Better Hacker (and Human)

Thursday, Aug 24th, 2023

Everyone fails, we just might not want to admit it. While we mostly hear about the positive outcomes of projects or exploits, the behind-the-scenes struggles are equally as important. As hackers, failure is necessary in order to push boundaries and level up our skills, trying and trying again even though it can be frustrating or painful at the time. [ continue ]

New Website Coming Soon!

Monday, Nov 14th, 2022

We’re updating our website and plan to release the new one soon! [ continue ]

The World’s Thinnest Boombox

Monday, Nov 14th, 2022

Combining 1980s music culture with a retro future, The World’s Thinnest Boombox is a portable sound system featuring active electronics mounted onto an artistically designed printed circuit board. It measures 22 inches wide, 14 inches tall, and 0.45 inches thin, and blasts audio at over 90dB. [ continue ]



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Episode 161

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