Mark Frauenfelder and Maker Monday

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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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We have a rich history of making in our country and lately we have witnessed a return to that culture. The early 2000’s represented phase one of that rebirth, and might be called “modern” making: people making cool stuff for the love of making. The last five years people have begun making new tools and technologies, enabling anyone to be a maker. Creating access to these tools and materials as well as the opportunity to share and collaborate with others is essential to the maker experience. Starting with a brief but colorful history of 19th and 20th century making, Mark Frauenfelder will present the new tools and technologies that are driving innovation and giving individuals and small groups the ability to create amazing things that would've been out of their reach a few years ago. He then will present new, inexpensive, and effective ways to conduct research and development, design prototypes, and set up manufacturing at home, and in makerspaces, libraries, schools, companies, and other spaces.

Mark Frauenfelder is the founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine (http://makezine.com), and the founder of Boing Boing (http://boingboing.net). He's the former editor-in-chief of Wired Online, and was an editor at Wired magazine and Wired Books from 1993-1998. He was Playboy magazine's technology columnist for three years. He has appeared on The Colbert Report (twice) and the Martha Stewart Show, and has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Business Week, The Hollywood Reporter, Wired, and other national publications.

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