Courtney Boyd Myers
Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and Google +.
Brooklyn, New York is a city of chaotic creativity… with a flair for mayhem. Beginning tomorrow, 16 teams of amazing builders from around the country will compete for 72 hours to create something amazing, straight out of Junk Yard Wars for an event titled Red Bull Creation.
On Day 1 of the event, each team will receive a definitive build topic. Then, for the next 72 hours, these teams will scramble through the city, acquiring and re‐appropriating used materials. The event will culminate this Sunday, July 10, 2011 when the world will be able to see final creations live in McCarren Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. The final show will take place between 3 and 7pm. The winner brings home $10,000 in cash, and the equivalent amount in new building materials.
“We’re bringing together some of the most talented builder, fabricator, inventor, hacker maker people in the country and we’re creating this amazing build space for them.”
-Jason Naumoff, The Founder of Creation
Learn more about the event here:
Meet the Finalists here.
Judges include Simone Davalos, one of the key components behind the robotic mayhem and destruction of cult hit, Robogames; Flash Hopkins, who instantly gets the award for Coolest Name of the Decade‐‐the Harvard‐studied, co‐founder of Burning Man; rebel inventor, Hackett, a NYU professor and subject of his very own Science Channel show ”Stuck With Hackett”; and Glenn Derene, Senior Technology Editor at Popular Mechanics.
Live performances will include Eclectic Method, who’ve previously teamed up with U2, Public Enemy, Motown Record s and the Cannes Film Fest and That 1 Guy, the awe‐inspiring one‐man band who’s built his own Frankensteinian vision of the bass: the aptly‐named Magic Pipe.
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