Give to your brain. On Giving Tuesday.

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Get your brain firing on all cylinders! Beakerhead is asking you to use your opposite hand on December 1, 2015.

From brushing your teeth to starting your car (good luck!), we challenge you to use your non-dominant hand all day! Doing small things differently strengthens neural connections in your brain… scientists say so!

Don’t forget to share your misadventures on social media with #OtherHandChallenge to @Beakerhead.

If you slip up and use your usual hand it’s time to invest in your brain in other ways – by donating to Beakerhead!

CLICK HERE to donate.

Beakerhead is a registered educational charity that inspires learning at the crossroads of art, science and engineering. All donations above $20.00 will receive a tax receipt.
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Left and Right Brained People
Are you left or right brained? Surprise! You are only ‘brained’! The idea that you have a dominant brain hemisphere is not scientifically true. The thinking that left brainers are logical, good with mathematics and languages while right brainers are creative and artistic is just not true. Brain hemispheres do not operate independently. We all use our whole brains.
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The Retrotronic Rug… needs you

Imagine a giant, psychedelic, virtual tapestry on one of Calgary’s breathtaking skyscrapers.

Calgarian maker, Duncan Kenworthy, is the creative mind behind a project to build a Persian rug engineered from a Rube Goldberg Machine and then project it onto a building in Calgary’s downtown core during this year’s Beakerhead.

You can help Duncan and his artistic vision by donating your old junk.

Duncan is looking for mechanical bits and pieces that make up the guts of old household or commercial devices such as:

  • cogs and gears of all shapes and sizes
  • pulleys, springs, belts
  • bicycle gears and chains

This is a way to get directly involved in a collaborative animation during September 10 – 14, 2014.

There are two ways to donate:

1) Bring your items on Thursday, May 8 to 1212 9 Ave SE in Inglewood during Girl’s Night – Click here to learn more.

OR

2) E-mail duncworthy@gmail.com by July 10, 2014 to arrange a meeting or pick-up.