Videos from World Maker Faire New York – Innovation Stage

Saturday, September 21st 2013


Making the Case for Making in Schools

Why can’t school be more like a Maker Faire? The answer is: it can. Learn how to advocate for making in your school from the authors of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.”

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Children Are Teaching Adults to Make Again

Making is becoming a mainstream practice and maker spaces are now populating institutions like schools and libraries. As a result, kids are taking a break from their screens to get their hands dirty and create – something adults often neglect.

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Bigshot: The Digital Camera for Education

Hear the story of Bigshot, a DIY digital camera kit, that was developed at Columbia University and is now a commercial product. Inventor Shree Nayar will review the motivation behind the camera, the design process and the online educational experience.

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Making Space: NASA’s Call to Action for Makers

NASA’s grand challenge: find all asteroid threats to human population and know what to do about them. Unlike traditional missions, this grand challenge represents a new way of doing business for NASA and a call to action for Makers.

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Solving World Challenges Through Making – The Hard Truths

Artist/designer/educator Benedetta Piantella will share an introduction to some of her past and current projects in Africa, as well as the lessons learned and hurdles met in building projects focused on solving humanitarian challenges worldwide.

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The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner

World Maker Faire is the US debut of the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner. Whether you’re an expert in 3D modeling or just getting started, CEO Bre Pettis will show how the MakerBot Digitizer helps you create clean, 3D-printable designs much faster than you could by hand.

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John Maeda: The Art of Critical Making

We are all hungry for authenticity in the expressions we encounter. Many of us hope to change the world-or another person’s perspective-with the things we make. This talk explores how RISD’s critical making helps bring us closer.

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The Future is What We Choose to Make

People often ask about the future. What will it look like? Former DARPA Director, now SVP at Motorola Mobility, a Google company, Regina Dugan believes that we can’t predict the future… but we can choose to build it.

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The State of Arduino

Learn about the latest developments in Arduino open-source microcontroller from Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino Project.

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Hacking the Un-Hackable: Making the World Interactive

Living plants that control music, using human bodies to transmit sound, touch screens on water and 3D printed interactive eyes, virtual objects that you can feel with you hands in free air and many more things we invent at Disney Research.

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The New York World’s Fairs: 75 Years of Making Tomorrow

The NY World’s Fairs of 1939/1964 defined the future for 75 years. We’ll look back (with rare footage) and look forward to recognizing this anniversary as a celebration of maker cities, our maker future and a more sustainable world of tomorrow.

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Raspberry Pi: Shiny New Toys!

Eben will share some of the neat stuff they’ve seen people do with the Pi over the last six months, show a demo of their new hardware-accelerated desktop environment, and talk about what we’ve got coming up next – including their night-vision camera module, Pinoir.

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Low-Cost Neural Monitoring for Makers

Bill Casebeer, a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, will discuss and demonstrate low-cost neural monitoring technologies that will allow makers and citizen-scientists to engage in serious neuroscience research.

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Sunday, September 22nd 2013


Making & Inspiring Science (Things Will Go Boom)

Jimmy Kimmel Live’s resident science teacher, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder is on a mission to help make science come alive! His presentation would feature one or more of his experiments, gadgets and contraptions, and a Q&A with the audience.

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Brain Hacking

New understanding of the brain is launching us into the realm of sci-fi possibilities. We will talk about the brain’s wiring and ways in which it can be changed, either naturally through learning or artificially through cybernetic interfaces.

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David Pogue: Return of the Non-Scientist

One year in the making. Six countries. 50 scientists. “Making Stuff 2,” David Pogue’s new NOVA series, debuts on Oct 15. NY Times columnist/NOVA host David Pogue offers a sneak preview–and some hilarious anecdotes, bloopers, and unreleased clips.

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The Maker Movement Manifesto

TechShop CEO Mark Hatch will read from his new book, “The Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Innovation in the New World of Crafters, Hackers, and Tinkerers.” Discussion to follow.

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When Makers Apply For College

Learn how to talk about your Maker projects in the college admissions process from Engineer, Maker, and Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT Dr. Dawn Wendell.

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Experiment Your Way to a Better Life

Crafting and making isn’t just for objects. You can also make/craft/invent a better personality, a stronger sense of ethics and new habits. I’ll talk about how my various experiments (Biblical Living, Extreme Health) changed me.

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The New Literacies

For years, paper and ink were only cheap and easy technologies that everyday people had to record our ideas, muse over them, and show them to others. But now we have a flurry of new modes to capture and share ideas: Video, photography, data, and 3D design and printing. What new types of expression and creativity are possible as we develop these “new literacies”? How do they change the way we think — and what we think about?

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Zero to Maker: Getting to Speed with the Maker Movement

David Lang explains how he became a maker after losing his job, and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a community and product line focused on undersea exploration. His book, Zero to Maker, is a guide for others who want to get involved.

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Six Amazing Things about Making

Mitch Resnick, co-inventor of Scratch, and David Gauntlett, author of ‘Making is Connecting’, each discuss three objects which show the power of making. They show that making is learning, fosters happiness, and is true social participation.

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MakerNurse: The Stealth Ingenuity of Inventive Nurses

How are DIY Medical Technologies accelerating the stealth ingenuity of nurses? Lori Melichar of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Jose Gomez-Marquez of Little Devices at MIT will discuss the impact of inventive fabrication in health by nurses.

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The Industrial Age is Over: Welcome to the Maker Age

What comes after the Industrial Age? Not the digital age, but the Maker Age. The author of Present Shock shows us how to embrace the real-time landscape ahead.

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Making with Google Glass

How can Google’s wearable computer be used as a tool for makers and what can you make with it?

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Age of Context: The Future of Consumer Electronics

Robert Scoble believes we are entering a new era: the age of context. It’s a freaky, contextual world he envisions in his keynote talk at NEXT Berlin 2013. Don’t be fooled by the hype: It’s way more than just Google Glasses.

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The Rise of the Design Lab

Carla Diana discusses the triumphs and challenges of building the Smart Interaction Lab at Smart Design. The lab promotes future-specting, open-ended exploration, builds community, and gives the outside world a glimpse of what makes the company tick.

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