Wednesday, December 06, 2006

December SEED salon: MEET THE MAKERS

Monday December 11, 5.30 pm at the Odessa Club, Dame Court, Dublin 2. Donation: 5 Euro.

Dale Dougherty and Sherry Huss of the legendary MAKE magazine will give an informal presentation followed by a conversation about their work in creating Maker Faire, an event bringing together art, science and home-made technology.

"I saw the future of conferences today. It was the Maker Faire. " - Robert Scoble, Microsoft

Maker Faire is a family-friendly event that celebrates science and technology projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. The Maker Faire Mission is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through a public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors.

The first-ever Maker Faire was held in May, 2006 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. The event was wildly successful with over 20,000 attendees including honoree guests Steve Wozniak, Daryl Hannah, Tracy Chapman, and the MythBusters. Makers and Crafters came to show off their projects ranging from robots, bubble blowing, fire torches, to tech-fashion and silk screen-printing.

"Everywhere I looked, I saw people of all ages with *wonder* and *delight* in their eyes. I can't wait to bring my son to the next one" - David Pescovitz, Boing Boing.

MAKE magazine

CRAFT magazine

View the Post Event Summary of last year's Maker Faire

View user photos on Flickr

Quick Maker Faire overview


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