The San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire celebrated doing and making again for its second annual event at Mission Plaza on May 10! This year, Cal Poly Science Cafe featured Pete Hawkes, an interaction designer and artist based in Los Angeles. Pete was on stage at intervals throughout the day leading us in a Binary Dance.

We did some fun dance moves to toggle a symbolic bit value in a simple binary sequence: 1, 2, 4, 8, and 16. The dance is awkward, but a blast and shows how computers store complex data with simple 1s and 0s.

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