Neuroscientist, musician, and compulsive tinkerer Don Vaughn will dispel the myth that you need to be a "coder" to write simple graphical and hardware applications.  

Using Processing and Arduino as examples, he'll demonstrate that anyone can quickly mock up beautiful visuals and interact with hardware--all you need is a computer and 5 minutes.  He will also demonstrate a few more complex applications of Arduino in both neuroscience and music that can be accomplished with a little more time.  

Finally, Don will discuss some of the social implications that easy-to-access, open-source platforms have had, and how it has made effecting positive change easier than ever.