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Why creativity needs tactile tech and less connected devices

Daniel Cowen | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Daniel Cowen

"Why don't you add Bluetooth? Or have an app? Or put more sensors in it? You can get in the Apple Store!". So goes the argument to be a part of the In...

Designing Prosthetics That Give Female Veterans Confidence

Shelley Zalis | Posted 11.11.2016 | Home
Shelley Zalis

Over the past decade, the aftermath of military combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has seen an increase in the number of veteran amputees. Female veterans face additional challenges as standard prosthetics tend to be ill suited for their bodies, which are naturally narrower at the shoulder and wider at the hips.

How the Sharing Economy Can Create Value from Waste

Lisa Gansky | Posted 11.10.2016 | Home
Lisa Gansky

In the next phase of our global economy, we will see experimentation and ultimately adoption of peer-to-peer models where value creation mirrors value capture and the people who actually provide the value in each marketplace reap most of the benefits.

Paul Nosa on Sewing Art, Joan Rivers & Eating Eating

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Sarah Illingworth

Paul Nosa is a traveling sewing artist and musician. Armed with his self-made, solar-powered sewing machine he drives around the United States in his green van, asking people to conjure five-word scenarios, which he then sews.

Maker Faire Rome 2015

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Jasmina Tesanovic

Maker Faire Rome, in its third year and already a tradition, had a hundred thousand visitors. Students were the protagonists this year: the huge fair was held all over the wide campus of the Sapienza University of Rome.

Family Time Becomes Maker Time

Robin Raskin | Posted 10.16.2016 | Home
Robin Raskin

When my kids were young, making things involved macaroni, feathers, glue and paper plates. The desire to make things and the joy that comes with completion has not diminished. But boy have the tools changed.

World Maker Faire - NYC

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 09.28.2016 | Home
Steve Rosenbaum

The New York Hall of Science in Queens was the home of Maker Faire - a massive festival of technologists, hobbyists, and makers of all shapes and sizes. It's all part of the "maker movement" of hackers and inventors.

The Maker Faire New York

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Home
Michael Nirenberg

The World Maker Faire New York is a lot to take in. I'm not sure I really saw all of it during the two days. There isn't a more natural location for the World Maker Faire New York than the New York Hall of Science.

Be Mesmerized By This Magnetized Iron Dust Dancing To Music

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home

This music is so metal -- but probably not in the way you're expecting. A visitor to innovation-centered Maker Faire in New York City came across ...

We Need a Citizen Maker Movement

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
Lorelei Kelly

Here's the issue our nation is facing: The inability of the non-military side of our public institutions to process complex problems. Today, this competence and especially the capacity to solve technical challenges often exist only in the private sector.

The White House Believes That Hipsters Are Our Future

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2014 | Home

Between FLOTUS' green thumb and POTUS' fixation with handmade marshmallow cannons, we always knew that the first family were crafty types. So it was n...

Welcoming All Girls in the Maker Movement: Let's Make it Happen

Techbridge Girls | Posted 07.25.2014 | Home
Techbridge Girls

I have been attending this Maker Faire for years. It is amazing to see how popular the event has become, drawing over 100,000 this year. But, I saw little of the ethnic diversity that we celebrate in the San Francisco Bay Area. African-American and Hispanic families were few and far between.

Makers Are Radically Changing the World...Already

XPRIZE | Posted 04.07.2014 | Home

By Singularity University adjunct faculty Mark Hatch, who is CEO and Co-Founder of TechShop and author of the Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Inno...

Will This Be The Coolest Thing At Burning Man?

Posted 07.08.2013 | Home

This giant, mobile geodesic dome might just be the most amazing tribute to Buckminster Fuller we've ever seen. Designed by professional welder Scot...

Creating Spaces for Kids to Make and Learn

Michael Nobleza | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home
Michael Nobleza

The power of making lies not in what is made but rather in the making itself. When we value process over product, we create an environment that fosters creative thinking and learning.

Dr. Toy Talks about Overcoming Barriers to Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.13.2013 | Home
Stevanne Auerbach

Safe and stimulating play promotes wholesome development and inspires a healthy future. Play is good for everyone!

What If We Were All Manufacturers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.29.2013 | Home
Matt Murrie

What if there were only one word to describe your level of satisfaction with whatever it was you did to provide yourself with income? What if that word was, awesome?

LOOK: Fun, Weird Tech At Maker Faire 2012

Posted 10.04.2012 | Home

Imagine a world populated with cupcake cars, a giant, remote-controlled game of thumb war and 70 different kinds of 3D printer. Having trouble? You sh...

NY Tech Scene -- Rising (Week of 10/1/12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.30.2012 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

Mayor Bloomberg had declared the week of September 24th "Maker Week" in New York -- and it seems every Maker for hundreds of miles in every direction took him up on it.

What Maker Faire Founder Is Saying About Detroit

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 07.30.2012 | Detroit

How do you describe Maker Faire? It's like a small-scale World's Fair appearing every summer at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, celebrating DIY science...

Enabling Schools of the Future

Robert Schwartz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Robert Schwartz

We need to stop pandering to our "digital native" students and provide structures and platforms that better enable their success.

What Barack Obama Could Learn From Maker Faire

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.19.2011 | Home
Steve Rosenbaum

I've been reading all the various polls and news reports. Everyone seems to agree that 'it's the economy stupid' to borrow a phrase, but I can't help ...

Why Shop Class Is Still Relevant

Joe Astroth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home
Joe Astroth

The workforce is composed of all kinds of learners performing all kinds of tasks; the one room in any school building that can captivate all of them just might be the one with the lathe.

FLUID SCULPTURE: Less Mess Than A Meat Dress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Why We Think It's Cool: The winner of the "Captured" category in this month's first annual Vimeo Festival somehow turns a demonstration of a dress pro...

Education: Reform or Transformation? A Report from the 2010 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Galinsky

The United States was once first in the world in college graduation rates, we are now 14th. Many well-known speakers from very diverse fields at see the need for educational change as a societal, economic and moral imperative