In December 2012 IBM Chief Scientist John Cohn and I participated remotely in Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University in Sweden. It was a great opportunity to introduce Vermont Makers, swap stories about the maker movement and share our explorations arts, science and technology. To learn more see the links and video documentation below.
BM Chief Scientist John Cohn and artist Jenn Karson speak at Connectivity Lab Live, Malmö University, Sweden
Calling all inventors, hackers, crafts people, artists, programmers, scientists, foodies, musicians. Fancy yourself a Maker? If you like to tinker, sculpt, experiment, make tools, make toys, make art, make music, make anything – please respond to this Call For Makers!There’s a new event in town called the Champlain Maker Faire. If you are familiar with the Maker movement (Vermont Makers, Maker Faire, Make Magazine, etc…) then you’ll know what it’s all about. If you want to learn more, read about us.What: This Call for Makers is for the Champlain Maker Faire which will host exhibits, demonstrations, workshops, maker spaces, talks, entertainment, food and much moreWhere: Shelburne Farms Coach Barn, Shelburne, VermontWhen: This Call for Makers applies to events on Saturday September 29, 10:00 am – 7pmHere’s just a sample of what we’re looking for• Vintage Tech and Gaming • Design/Architecture/Engineering • Robotics• Hacker and Maker Space • Biotech/Biochem • HAM Radio• Art Cars • And much more! Read the expanded list.Call for Makers Details Application Form (Due July 30)
In the past few weeks I’ve been talking with some locals who are looking to plan a Maker Faire here in VT. Wow! I went to my first Bay Area Maker Faire in 2009, participating in one here in VT would be so fun for many of us of Vermont Makers.
Just this afternoon while shopping for parts at SparkFun I came across this video from that very 2009 Maker Faire – you have to check out this video for its pure fun, geekiness and display of active imaginations:
Our sister studio Sesamedia New Media Design + Strategy is helping us distribute our many, many ringtones. You can participate in the naming contest and download free ringtones in thenew media arts section of Sesamedia website.
In other sound news, through Vermont Makers, we connected with a few local artists and technologists who work in max/MSP. Plans are coming together to offer max/MSP workshops in Burlington in the late fall of 2012. It is thrilling to meet and hopefully work with other max/MSP – arduino enthusiasts here in rural Vermont! We’ll keep you posted and if you are interested in attending the workshops, please go over to the Vermont Makers site and sign up for their mailing list.
Speaking of Vermont Makers, don’t miss our event this Tuesday night April 3 Blinkies, the Quadcopter, Thing-O-Matic and more!
Kudos to Madonna for making part of tonight’s Super Bowl half-time performance site-specific. By including a marching band, cheerleader costumes and football field graphics, her show acknowledged where it was; on a football field. “Go Madonna!”