Hive NYC Project Director Chris Lawrence has explored and theorized the art of the pop-up or hack jam through many channels. At Mozilla and Hive NYC, we increasing liken events like The Summer Code Party as learning parties—with a mission. These temporary installations of making and exploration, pop-up in the strangest of places. It’s an exciting combination of user experience design, where the trick is to create an environment that speaks to audience interests—tumblr, remixing, learning something new, hanging out with friends, the innate desire for not only inspriration but free food and beats. It’s a multi-faceted vision, an aspirational dream that results in a different vibe, different constituency and different learning outcomes each time.