Smartphones, web pages and social streams are part of our everyday life. But what’s inside them? We should know. So for the “break” portion of this workshop, we’ll actually crack open these black boxes to help smash lingering fears of technology and demystify the devices and data around us. For the “make” portion, we’ll show how it’s easy (and fun) to build simple information objects, and we’ll see examples of information-enabled lamps, sports-drink bottles and cuddle toys.