Center Stage

Ideas and voices from the Maker Movement

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

The World Record Paper Airplane

The World Record Paper Airplane

John Collins

Learn how to make the world record paper airplane. World record holder for distance, John Collins shows off his incredible collection of planes and explains the physics behind them.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Raised by Kids: From Nickelodeon to Kandu

Raised by Kids: From Nickelodeon to Kandu

Geraldine Laybourne

Being disruptive (of conventional wisdom) and respectful of kids' intelligence and creativity was the fuel behind the building of Nickelodeon. Imagine what that can do in 2014!

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

When Factories Join the Social Network

When Factories Join the Social Network

Mickey McManus

What impact will real-time consumer feedback have on manufacturing? Mickey McManus will talk about building a 3D printer that makes customized OREO cookies on the fly. Microfactories hooked into the social network may soon revolutionize making.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Making/CAD: Shaping Atoms Using Bits

Making/CAD: Shaping Atoms Using Bits

Carl Bass

Carl Bass is a maker and CEO of 3D design and engineering software company Autodesk. Bass will talk about the tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas into the physical world--from CAD software to rapid prototyping by 3D printer to CNC.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

MAKE | RIDE | FLY: 200 MPH in 2 HOMEMADE EVs

MAKE | RIDE | FLY: 200 MPH in 2 HOMEMADE EVs

Chip Yates

Electric vehicle pioneer and fabricator Chip Yates will present how he and a few volunteer engineers hand built the World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle and the World's Fastest Electric Airplane including details of a myriad of technical problems, fires, crashes and the survival of 5 emergency landings in the process of setting 18 world records and proving to the world that electric vehicles can beat fossil fuel vehicles and that an unfunded team can build amazing things.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Cool Tools for the Maker

Cool Tools for the Maker

Kevin Kelly

I will talk about the best of 1,500 tools for do-it-yourselvers, showing off a few of them in person, and also talk about how I successfully self-published this best seller and the tools I used for that.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Timothy Ferriss: Experiments in Lifestyle Design

Timothy Ferriss: Experiments in Lifestyle Design

Timothy Ferriss, Mark Frauenfelder

Tim Ferriss takes an analytical, data centric approach to everything. Dancing, learning languages, finding love, cooking, working out. He's a master of efficiency, and making his own way. Interviewed by MAKE founding editor Mark Frauenfelder.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Hacking Your Brain, a Primer

Hacking Your Brain, a Primer

Amol Sarva

You can hack the brain to do new tricks if you know the places where old school mysticism like ''school'' and hypnosis and psychoanalysis and astrology and pavlovian training meet NEUROSCIENCE. Rubber band, magnet, tape, candy, coffee, vitamins and a few exercises can change your brain. We'll show you how.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting?

Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting?

David Pogue

David Pogue, non-scientist, was plucked out of obscurity to host a NOVA miniseries on PBS. The mission: to illustrate cutting-edge science as entertainingly as possible. Pogue will opine on the state of science, television, and humor in America.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

RadioShack and the Maker Neighborhood

RadioShack and the Maker Neighborhood

Joe Magnacca, Dale Dougherty

Joe Magnacca, CEO of Radio Shack and Dale Dougherty, president and CEO of Maker Media discuss on the needs of the everyday maker, and the evolution of America's most ubiquitous family-friendly electronics store.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Best Practices for Open Source Hardware in 2014

Best Practices for Open Source Hardware in 2014

Windell Oskay

Windell Oskay, Vice President of the Open Source Hardware Association, will discuss modern best practices for designing, releasing and building upon open source hardware, including choices of design tools, hosting, licenses, and other current issues.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

The Future is Already Here

The Future is Already Here

Daniel Suarez, Tim O'Reilly

SciFi thriller writer Daniel Suarez (Deamon, Freedom) takes the maker movement to its edges. DIY tech like 3D printing and drones become main characters, and the power of the maker is cast in alternately utopian and dystopian light. With publisher Tim O'Reilly.

Saturday

5:45 PM — 6:15 PM

The Science of Being a Maker

The Science of Being a Maker

''Science Bob'' Pflugfelder

"Science Bob" has shared his love for science with millions of people through his TV appearances. See how he combines his maker skills with his passion for science in this interactive, audience involved presentation. (Things might go boom.)

Saturday

6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

Maker is new a feature length film that looks into the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S. The cast includes founders of the Maker Faire, as well as maker entrepreneurs who made it big. It's screening at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 will be the World Premiere!

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

The Science of Being a Maker

The Science of Being a Maker

''Science Bob'' Pflugfelder

"Science Bob" has shared his love for science with millions of people through his TV appearances. See how he combines his maker skills with his passion for science in this interactive, audience involved presentation. (Things might go boom.)

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

From Concept to Consumer — Searching for the Next Steve Jobs

From Concept to Consumer — Searching for the Next Steve Jobs

Katherine Hague, Brady Forrest

Making something is easy; making something that can be made is hard u2013 very hard u2014 and making something that sells can be even harder. The road to becoming a household name is a long and winding one.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Small, Local and Customized: How Makers Will Re-make Manufacturing

Small, Local and Customized: How Makers Will Re-make Manufacturing

Duleesha Kulasooriya

Crowdfunding and online distribution services help makers commercialize their creations, while digitization and digital tools have changed the economics of manufacturing itself. Will manufacturing return to the US or will hubs like Shenzen prevail?

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

The Other Singularity, The Impact of DIY on Product Design

The Other Singularity, The Impact of DIY on Product Design

jared ficklin

Somewhere on the Star Trek Enterprise there is a skymall catalog. It is the future we are beginning now. The DIY movement is having a profound effect on professional product design and this talk will explore both using examples and provocation.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

From the Electron to the Solar System, an Art History of Electronics

From the Electron to the Solar System, an Art History of Electronics

Megan Prelinger

Wood cuts, oil paint, and modern art illustrate the electron's journey to the solar system: Graphic art was the medium of reveal for new electronics of the last century, and electronics and space exploration are both handcrafts of humankind.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

My DIY Chairlift and Other Projects in the Snow

My DIY Chairlift and Other Projects in the Snow

Mike Basich, Goli Mohammadi

Mike Basich has been pushing boundaries on and off the snow for the past 20 years and has come to be known as the DIY guru of the snowboarding community. His largest-scale venture has been building an off-grid cabin deep in the Sierra Nevada.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Tiny Homes on the Move

Tiny Homes on the Move

Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn, author of both SHELTER, the classic 1973 book on hand made housing, and 2012's best-seller TINY HOMES, will present a slide show of photos from his new book TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE, a book about hand made nomadic homes on wheels and water.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

If You Build It...

If You Build It…

Emily Pilloton

Emily believes that every person is a creative superhero. In her presentation, she will tell the stories of her students who range from ages 8 to 18, and how they used design and building projects to reimagine their own futures and communities.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Critical Making in Africa: Local Manufacturing and Regional Collaboration

Critical Making in Africa: Local Manufacturing and Regional Collaboration

Stefania Druga

In this session AfriMakers team members are going to show case some of the solutions created and discuss why using local know-how and hands-on prototyping for solving local challenges is more effective in creating access to clean water, energy.