World Maker Faire in Queens, NY, is 5 days a way and my daughters and I are looking forward to attending. The following are the talks/workshops that we're giving.
FRIDAY, September 19
Informal "wear something you made" meetup. A long standing tradition in my house is that if you want to go to a Maker Faire (or more precisely, have mom fly you to a Maker Faire in a different city) you need to both give a talk or workshop, and make one of the outfits that you wear there. This year our friend Lenore Edman from Evil Mad Scientist is joining us in our "make your own Maker Faire clothes" challenge and we invite other Makers to do the same. We will be gathering participants for a group photo at the Friday night Maker dinner.
SATURDAY, September 20
11:30am-12:00pm (Education Stage):
My daughters Sage (6 years old) and Grace (4 years old) will be giving a hands-on talk and demonstration of Squishy Circuits. This presentation is geared at children and Sage will explain the basics of electrical circuits.
1:15-1:45 pm: (Make: DIY Stage)
4:30-5:00 pm: (NYSCI Auditorium)
What role can making play in developing a generation know for their gracious professionalism and ability to actively make a difference in the world around them? Woodie and AnnMarie will discuss how being a maker allows us to mix technology and society in a way that relates to the concept of a liberal education for the 21st Century.
Woodie Flowers is the educator who has most influenced my career path. Ever since lucking into his section of 2.007 as a junior at MIT, I have realized how fortunate I am to know him and to have had my thoughts on education challenged by him. I'm giddy to have this chance to give a talk with him!
SUNDAY, September 21
Most makers had pretty interesting childhoods! In this panel makers will tell us about what they were like as kids and how that relates to a maker mindset.