World Maker Faire New York 2013's Program Line-up Highlights Thought Leaders, Experts, and Drivers of the Maker Movement Including Young Makers and Rising Innovators
QUEENS, NY, Sep 04, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
World Maker Faire New York, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,
on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in
Queens will feature a robust roster of maker movement notables. From
discussions about emerging technologies to hands-on workshops to
updates on the future of making, Faire attendees will have access to
learning about -- and doing -- more to integrate the maker mindset
into their own lives.
The World Maker Faire New York 2013 program consists of
presentations, interviews, how-to talks, and more, hosted between
seven stages throughout the New York Hall of Science grounds.
Debuting this year in New York for the first time at any Maker Faire
is the Make: 3D Printing Stage featuring 34 sessions on the present
and future of digital fabrication, materials, and making. The Make:
Electronics Stage will showcase experts and innovators behind all
leading microcontroller and robotics platforms. And the Innovation
Stage, located in the NYSCI auditorium, offers deep-dive research and
high-level perspectives from best-selling authors, educators,
designers, historians, and maker entrepreneurs.
"Maker Faire is all about educating folks on the maker movement,
igniting their own maker inclinations, and taking things to the next
level. This year's event represents the diversity and excitement of
the movement -- from everything about 3D printing to air rocket
gliders to the Mason jar shaker kickstarter project, to an
Arduino-powered fitness tracker -- we've got it all," said Dale
Dougherty, president and CEO of Maker Media, Inc. "I'm personally
thrilled to give World Maker Faire attendees first-hand access to
these leaders and experts of making and the maker movement."
Program highlights for World Maker Faire New York 2013 include:
-- AJ Jacobs, New York Timesbestselling author -- Experiment Your Way to
a Better Life: Making doesn't just revolve around objects -- anyone
can make, craft, or invent a better personality, sense of ethics, and
new habits. AJ will discuss his various experiments, including
Biblical Living and Extreme Health, and how they changed his life.
-- Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits -- Children Are Teaching
Adults to Make Again: Making is becoming mainstream and maker spaces
are popping up in places like schools and libraries. As a result, kids
are getting their hands dirty and creating. Ayah will share her
lessons learned and help adults build on this growing trend of kids
getting back to making.
-- Bre Pettis, MakerBot CEO -- The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner:
World Maker Faire is the U.S. debut of the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop
3D Scanner. Whether an expert in 3D modeling or just getting started,
attendees can learn from Bre how the MakerBot Digitizer helps create
clean, 3D-printable designs much faster than doing it by hand.
-- Carla Diana, artist, roboticist, and Smart Fellow from Smart Design --
The Rise of the Design Lab: Hacking and Making in a Professional
Environment: Carla will discuss the triumphs and challenges of
building the Smart Interaction Lab, a design lab engaged in
experimentation and collaboration by interaction, at Smart Design.
-- Chip Wade, HGTV host of "Elbow Room" -- The 'At-Home' Maker: How to
Build Innovation into Your Everyday Life: Chip will share with
Faire-goers the lessons he's learned for building efficiency into the
home via innovative thinking, processes, and projects.
-- David Lang, author, co-founder of OpenROV and MAKEcontributing editor
-- Zero to Maker -- Getting Up to Speed with the Maker Movement: David
will discuss how he became a maker after losing his job, and how the
experience helped him co-found OpenROV, a community and product line
focused on undersea exploration. His new MAKE book, Zero to Maker, is
a guide for others who want to get onboard the maker movement.
-- Doug Rushkoff, media theorist, writer, and graphic novelist -- The
Industrial Age is Over: Welcome to the Maker Age: What comes after the
Industrial Age? Not the digital age, but the Maker Age. Doug will show
how to embrace the real-time landscape ahead.
-- Eben Upton, founder Raspberry Pi Foundation -- Raspberry Pi: Shiny New
Toys: Eben will recap some of the neat stuff he's seen people do with
the Pi over the last six months, show a demo of the new
hardware-accelerated desktop environment, and talk about what's coming
up next, including Pi's night-vision camera module, Pinoir.
-- Elissa Shevinsky, technologist, entrepreneur, and DIY enthusiast --
DIY Home Roasting Coffee: Elissa will deliver a caffeinated shot of
DIY inspiration by demonstrating to attendees that roasting their own
coffee is not only economical, it's awesome! She'll cover the basics
of home roasting including affordable equipment to get started and
tips on creating the perfect roast.
-- Jared Nielsen, co-founder of Dotot and The Hello World Program -- How
To Make A Puppet Show The Open Source Way: Jared will teach attendees
how to make their own puppet show. He'll discuss the joys and
challenges of prototyping puppets, writing educational yet
entertaining scripts, and using open source software to produce The
Hello World Program.
-- John Maeda, president of Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) -- The
Art of Critical Making: Hear from John how critical making helps
achieve the authenticity we crave in our everyday encounters by
changing someone's -- or the world's! -- perspective with the things
-- Jose Gomez-Marquez, MIT's Little Devices Lab -- Medical Making for
Health -- Around the World and at Home in America: Jose will discuss
how "little devices" and maker nurses are saving lives around the
world and here in the U.S.
-- Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project -- The State of
Arduino: Massimo will give audiences an update on all that's happening
in the world of the Arduino microcontroller.
-- "Science Bob" Pflugfelder, resident scientist on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"
-- When Science Goes Boom: "Science Bob" will be live and in-person at
World Maker Faire enlightening children of all ages with several
experiments, gadgets, and contraptions featured in his upcoming Nick
& Tesla book series.
-- 3D Design Practice Panel featuring talented designers Kacie Hultgren
of Pretty Small Things, Todd Blatt of Custom 3D Stuff, and Fred Kahl
of Coney Island's Great Fredini, all featured in Matthew Griffin's
upcoming MAKEbook, Design and Modeling for 3D Printing(early release
09/13). Each designer will share their design practice: how they got
started, how they develop their work, and what new tools and
techniques they are learning. As always, there will be opportunities
to learn more about 3D printing and design work elsewhere at this
All seven stages showcase inspired individuals -- makers -- who are
engaged in their work, and practicing the baseline Maker Faire themes
of creativity, invention, and resourcefulness.
Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting,
and business process services, is proud to sponsor the Young Makers
Pavilion as part of its Making the Future education initiative, which
seeks to inspire young learners in science, technology, engineering,
math (STEM) and the arts by providing fun, hands-on learning
opportunities. Young Makers and their instructors from Cognizant's
Making the Future Afterschool and Summer Programs from across the
U.S. will conduct workshops for children attending the Faire,
demonstrating how children can "learn by making" through engaging
them in fun hands-on projects such as electronics, programming, and
3D printing. Cognizant has funded over 35 afterschool and summer
programs across the U.S. since Making the Future was first launched
at the World Maker Faire in September 2011.
Full program information, presentation times and locations, speaker
details and more can be found at:
http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2013/schedule/. Live streaming will be
Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2013 at
http://makerfairenyc.eventbrite.com. Tickets range in price from
$10-$35 for a full day pass. Faire visitors can purchase tickets
online between now and September 20, 2013, at online advance prices.
Tickets can also be purchased at World Maker Faire 2013 on September
21 and September 22, 2013.
Created by the editors of MAKE magazine, Maker Faire is
a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and
resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. The
original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in May 2013
celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000
people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship
event, has grown in just four years and expects over 600 makers and
70,000 attendees this September. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle
(UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of "featured" 2013 Maker Faires
(200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini
Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the
world. For more information about Maker Faire, visit makerfaire.com.
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New
York 2013 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, at the New York Hall
of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY, 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 7
pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $10-$35; ages 2 and under are free. Visit
http://www.makerfaire.com for all the details. To purchase tickets,
including weekend passes: http://makerfaire2013.eventbrite.com/
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World Maker Faire Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2013 sponsors
include: Title Sponsor: Disney; Goldsmith Sponsors: RadioShack,
Zazzle; Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Cognizant, Esurance, Ford,
MakerBot, Microsoft, Motorola -- A Google Company, PurinaONE,
SketchUp, Time Warner Cable; Coppersmith Sponsors: ASUS, Autodesk,
Chobani, Delta Faucet, Epilog Laser, GeekDad, Kraftwurks, littleBits,
Shapeways, ShopBot Tools, Vex Robotics.
New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science presents 450
exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science,
technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on,
energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity
and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development
for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and
studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI
was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New
York's center for interactive science serving a half million
students, teachers, and families each year.
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers
with each other, with products and services, and with our partners.
Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing
community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as
hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and
curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact
with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005,
followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker
Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture, and education.
Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE
Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting
started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well
as in retail channels.
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