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Sexy Data, Smokey the Bear, and Mental Orgasms at Ignite Boulder 13

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Dan Davis Boxleitner and John English: Hackerspaces Have you ever wanted to create a Tron-style lightbike that makes ice cream whilst you pedal? These guys do, and they have the means to do so, thanks to Hackerspaces. Hackerspaces are places where people come together to make things. Anything.
Jason Janelle: Non-Invasive Gender Transformation Jason Janelle was dressed as a woman, sporting the most fashionable of this year's GoodWill collection. Apparently, his wife wanted him to go to her bachelorette party as a woman, and he abided. The dude totally abided. He gave specific instructions on just how to be that piece of FAB-U-LOUS that walks in the room.
Leo Han: STDs and James Bond Han used James Bond as a perfect reference point as to how easy, or hard, it is to get an STD. He used strong stats from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization to show how many people probably have human papillomavirus, how many could have AIDs and the chances of Bond walking away clean from 84 one-night stands.
Niles Aemerick: What Would Shakespeare Tweet? Aemerick used the Internet to inform everyone how dumb we are all getting. He showed billboards with "LoL" on them and restaurant sandwich boards that clearly have room for the full version of "Ur." What memes will we come up with next? {_in_} = In a pickle. Best one.

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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