Spy School Workshop
Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things
Saturday, 10 June; 1:30 - 3:30 pm
"A worthy spy can make a radio out of a clam shell." ? Spy wisdom.
Necessity is the mother of invention and some of the best spy gadgets ever invented were the product of desperation. In this workshop, Melissa Mahle, former CIA operations officer and author of Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11, will describe tense situations from her own experience in which resourcefulness and adaptability saved the day. Then Cy Tymony, author of Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things and its sequel, will demonstrate some of his most amazing creations ? including the "Gadget Jacket" ? and talk about how pop-culture heroes Artemus Gordon and Q inspired his work. Guests will have the opportunity to use their own quick wits and ingenuity to transform mundane materials into gizmos and gadgets to suit their inner spy ? will you go home with a sneaky wristwatch, speaker, or light sensor or just learn how to extract electricity from thin air?
Adults Only ? Tickets: $20 ? Members of The Spy Ring (Join Today!): $16 ? Space is limited - advance registration required!
Official Website: http://www.spymuseum.org
Added by jtelford on April 20, 2006