Solar Powered Fabric Printing

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Come learn how to print fabric with sunlight! Customize clothing and design your own textiles using Lumi's photosensitive Inkodyes. Founder, Jesse Genet, will explain how Inkodye works and why Lumi is pioneering this new technique for DIY printing.




The Walt Disney Company

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As a company that sparks the imaginations of kids and families all over the world through storytelling, Disney plays an important role in nurturing the creative-thinking skills of the next generation of innovators and makers.

At the Disney World Maker Faire booth, kids and families are challenged to solve the Friends for Change Tangram Puzzle with help from Disney VoluntEARS. Puzzles are a great way to join together to practice problem solving, while creating inspiring designs of your own. The rules are simple; use all seven pieces to create a picture or design. The pieces must lie flat and are not allowed to overlap. It's a fun game with endless possibilities!

Disney is also excited to present its newest animated feature film, Disney's Big Hero Six at this year's Faire. Come see 3D printers in action creating miniature models of the film's robotic star Baymax, test your electronics building skills with littleBits, and sign up for the Big Hero Six XPRIZE Challenge where you can submit your idea to change the world.

There's more! Enjoy connected play and digital exploration through demos provided by Sphero and Snowshoe u2013 startup companies selected for a first-of-its-kind Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars. The 15-week Accelerator mentorship and investment program gives today's innovators the opportunity to design the future of entertainment and technology like never before.

Complete your Disney Citizenship experience by joining us at our exclusive World Maker Faire KaBOOM! Imagination Playgroundu2122. Whether you're a kid or young at heart, put your creativity on display.

Continuing its longstanding support of the Maker Movement, Disney is the title sponsor of the 2014 New York World Maker Faire, bringing the best of DIY ingenuity to 75,000 kids and families. Disney supports dreamers and doers through a wide variety of programs across the Company's businesses and brands, which include: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Walt Disney Interactive, Disney | ABC Television Group, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and ESPN, among others.



Being Human in a Digital World: Lessons from the Intersections of Technology and Culture

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As the Director of User Experience Research in Intel Labs, Bell leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. Bell will share how her and her team's approach has fundamentally altered the way Intel envisions and plans its products so that they are centered on people's needs rather than simply silicon capabilities.


The Future of Toys

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Toymakers talk about making Toys, using nu-manufacturing and maker tools. From Home-made to Hasbro, we'll be telling stories about how toys are made, can be made and will be made in the future, and how you can invent, make, and manufacture toys too.


New Modes of Collaboration: Making with Universities and Companies

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In an emerging trend, makers are beginning to collaborate with larger, very organized groups of professional makers (companies and universities). Autodesk's artist in residence program, Jordan Miller's Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute at Rice University, and the open source prosthetics e-NABLE community all demonstrate these new modes of collaboration. Transcending these organizational boundaries allows a pace of creativity and development fueled by maker methods and institutional resources.


LabFab

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The LabFab is a french FabLab based in Britanny. We are developing a large variety of projects with our community from the bionic hand to the art installation (and some rabbit elevators to !)




The Maker City

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There is a great deal of activity that's happening in urban environments across the country, often driven by forces such as a new urbanism: millennials prefer to live in cites over suburbs. Correspondingly, there's a burgeoning movement towards vocational education that emphasizes coding or maker skills over traditional liberal arts education. Fostering creativity and idea collisions amplify this activity. Examples of initiatives driven by real-estate developers, start-ups, cities, economic development bureaus, and the federal government abound. Oakland and Brooklyn have remarkable maker and arts cultures, many smaller cities seem to have a real hunger and aptitude for a maker economy to emerge. It's clear there is a great desire to accelerate all this and create jobs, even as we can't define what all this is, or exactly what skills will lead to what jobs. What kind of coordinated action can be made to accelerate and sustain the new Maker City?

With special gues, Eric Gertler, Executive Vice President of the New York Economic Development Corporation.


Frank Story

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For three years Jon Ronson was the keyboard player with the Frank Sidebottom Band. Frank wore a big fake head. Nobody outside his inner circle knew his true identity. They toured the United Kingdom, playing to sell-out crowds in small venues. They rode high. And then it all went wrong... Now Jon presents a one-man show ''Frank Story'' telling the true story behind the new acclaimed fictionalized movie co written by him and starring Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This is a tribute to outsider artists too wonderfully strange to ever make it in the mainstream.


The Young Makers Program

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In 2010, Pixar partnered with Make: and the Exploratorium to create the Young Makers Program. The program brings together a community of adult mentors and youth ages 8-18 of varying backgrounds, interests, and skill levels to create ambitious open-ended projects. Tony DeRose, a co-founder of the program, will highlight a number of past projects, discuss why Pixar is participating, and describe how you can get involved.


XYZ Printing

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Founded in 2013, XYZprinting is dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to consumers and businesses around the world. With proven industry expertise and an innovative spirit, XYZprinting is poised to break down the barriers of the 3D printing industry by creating easy-to-use devices that provide an outstanding user experience. XYZprinting is backed by world's leading electronic manufacturing conglomerate--- Kinpo Group, which earns more than $30 Billion in revenue annually and has more than 8,500 engineers in research and development across four continents. Kinpo Group has more than 15 years of experience developing and manufacturing printers for both personal and commercial use. XYZprinting's first printer, da Vinci 1.0, won the CES 2014 Editors' Choice Award for being the most approachable and affordable 3D printing machine. It was also recognized by Tom's Guide Readers' Choice Award in the same year. Currently, XYZprinting has offices in China, Japan, the United States and Europe.


The Creativity Hub

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The Extraordinaires Design Studio is a game that allows player to create and dream up wild and wonderful inventions. We aim to introduce the steps before the 'making' - the brainstorming, the innovation and the formation of the idea and design. The Extraordinaires are a range of colourful characters, made unique by the job they do, the environment they live in or their appearance. What is it like to invent a remote control for a pirate or somewhere to sleep for a vampire teen? Come by and find out!


Micro Center

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Micro Center is introducing our new $999.99 PowerSpec 3D Pro 3D Printer at World Maker Faire New York. To celebrate, we will be giving away one of these new 3D printers per hour during World Maker Faire New York. Attendees can register in our booth for a chance to win one of the 17 new PowerSpec 3D Pro 3D Printers we will be giving away. Those who visit our booth will also receive free filaments.


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