Chris Hackett, is an artist, television presenter, writer, fabricator, alternative engineer, and instructor. He is a co-founder of the Madagascar Institute, an art combine located in Brooklyn, NY.contributing editor for Popular Science Magazine, and was the host of the Science Channel’s television show Stuck with Hackett. A 2012 New York Times article, entitled “Building a better apocalypse”, described him as “something like a fabricator in chief for the Kings County D.I.Y. art set.
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