World Maker Faire New York 2013

September 21 - 22, 2013


Saturday, September 21

10:30 am EDT Making the Case for Making in Schools     Watch On-Demand
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."

Sylvia Martinez
Co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom; president of the non-profit Generation YES; maker; mom; electrical engineer
Gary Stager, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Veteran teacher-educator and speaker who has taught making in the classroom for more than 30 years.
11:00 am EDT Children Are Teaching Adults to Make Again     Watch On-Demand
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.

Ayah Bdeir
Founder and CEO, littleBits
11:30 am EDT Bigshot: The Digital Camera for Education     Watch On-Demand
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.

Shree K. Nayar
Founder, Kimera, LLC
12:00 pm EDT Making Space: NASA's Call to Action for Makers     Watch On-Demand
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.

Mason Peck
Chief Technologist, NASA
12:30 pm EDT Solving World Challenges Through Making - The Hard Truths     Watch On-Demand
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.

Benedetta Piantella
Developer, Professor, Consultant
1:00 pm EDT The MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner     Watch On-Demand
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.

Bre Pettis
Founder & CEO, MakerBot
1:30 pm EDT John Maeda: The Art of Critical Making     Watch On-Demand
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.

John Maeda
President, Rhode Island School of Design
2:00 pm EDT The Future is What We Choose to Make     Watch On-Demand
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.

Regina Dugan
Senior Vice President, Motorola Mobility LLC
2:30 pm EDT The State of Arduino     Watch On-Demand
Learn about the latest developments in Arduino open-source microcontroller from Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino Project.

Massimo Banzi
Co-founder of the Arduino project
3:00 pm EDT Hacking the Un-Hackable: Making the World Interactive     Watch On-Demand
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.

Ivan Poupyrev
Principle Research Scientist, Disney Research Pittsburgh
3:30 pm EDT The New York World's Fairs: 75 Years of Making Tomorrow     Watch On-Demand
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.

Peter Hirshberg
Chairman, re:imagine Group Pittsburgh
4:00 pm EDT Raspberry Pi: Shiny New Toys!     Watch On-Demand
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.

Eben Upton
Founder, Raspberry Pi Foundation
4:30 pm EDT Low-Cost Neural Monitoring for Makers     Watch On-Demand
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.

William Casebeer
Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
5:00 pm EDT Science Bob: Things Will Go Boom     Watch On-Demand
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.

Science Bob Pflugfelder
Resident Science Teacher, Jimmy Kimmel Live
5:30 pm EDT Brain Hacking     Watch On-Demand
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.

Lee von Kraus, PhD
Halo Neuroscience
Amol Sarva, PhD
Halo Neuroscience
6:00 pm EDT David Pogue: Return of the Non-Scientist     Watch On-Demand
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.

David Pogue
NY Times columnist/NOVA host

Sunday, September 22

10:30 am EDT The Maker Movement Manifesto     Watch On-Demand
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.

Mark Hatch
CEO, TechShop
11:00 am EDT When Makers Apply For College     Watch On-Demand
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.

Dr. Dawn Wendell
11:30 am EDT Experiment Your Way to a Better Life     Watch On-Demand
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.

A.J. Jacobs
Author and experimenter
12:00 pm EDT The New Literacies     Watch On-Demand
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?

Clive Thompson
Contributing Editor, WIRED
12:30 pm EDT Zero to Maker: Getting to Speed with the Maker Movement     Watch On-Demand
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.

David Lang
Co-Founder, OpenROV

Break: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EDT
1:00 pm EDT The Board Room Hour     Watch On-Demand
What's in store in the world of microcontrollers? Join Massimo Banzi (Arduino), Dale Dougherty (MAKE), Jason Kridner (Beaglebone) and MAKE editors Matt Richardson and Alasdair Allan for some good conversation and debate about what these inexpensive and powerful boards can do today, but mostly what the next generations of microcontroller boards could bring.
2:00 pm EDT Six Amazing Things about Making     Watch On-Demand
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.

David Gauntlett
Professor, School of Media, Art and Design
University of Westminster, London, UK
Mitch Resnick
LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, MIT Media Lab
2:30 pm EDT MakerNurse: The Stealth Ingenuity of Inventive Nurses     Watch On-Demand
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.

Jose Gomez-Marquez
Director of the Little Devices lab, MIT
Lori Melichar
Senior Economist, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
3:00 pm EDT The Industrial Age is Over: Welcome to the Maker Age     Watch On-Demand
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.

Douglas Rushkoff
Author of Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now

Break: 3:30 - 4:00 pm EDT
4:00 pm EDT Making with Google Glass     Watch On-Demand
How can Google's wearable computer be used as a tool for makers and what can you make with it?

Matt Richardson
Contributing Editor, MAKE magazine
4:30 pm EDT Age of Context: The Future of Consumer Electronics     Watch On-Demand
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.

Robert Scoble
Startup Liaison Officer, Rackspace
5:00 pm EDT The Rise of the Design Lab     Watch On-Demand
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.

Carla Diana
Smart Fellow, Smart Design

Mythbusters' Adam Savage: 'Work Hard, Work Smart'

About this conference

Have you ever wanted to build your own robot? Or learn how to knit? Do you enjoy wiring complex circuits or cooking with homegrown produce? In your spare time, do you design furniture with LEGO bricks or play music on your homemade ukulele? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then welcome to World Maker Faire, where it's cool to be smart!

About Maker Faire

A family fun faire to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, act up, think, play & be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

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