[Lab] Fab Fair in the Fall
penguin at supermeta.com
Fri May 21 04:52:35 EDT 2010
On May 14, 2010 11:10:37 am Ryan Stec wrote:
> Hey Andrew,
> The dates for Electric Fields are Wednesday November 3rd to Sunday
> November 7th, so it would be a nice stretch of time between now and then.
> Maybe this would be even more incentive to send a group of people to the
> Maker Fair in NYC ;) I will ask around if any one knows of doing a group
> rate thing. I think there is an NYC art trip out of the Ottawa School of
> Art maybe.
Rob Gilson and I will probably head down for NYC Maker Faire to help
table for NYC-RepRap User Group, so we are in for a road-trip-caravan.
Andrew, Ryan, other RepRap/RepStrap users, would you like to help table?
It's fun. :)
> I wondered about what it would be to have an official license on the Maker
> Fair. I'm sure it would add some extra momentum to the whole thing. We'll
> have to look into it, maybe if we could get another partner on board that
> would make it easier.
Maker Faire does license / "bless" mini-faires like this:
I'll ask the organizers about it during down-time at this maker faire
or over email if there is no down time, if you like.
I'll try to put together some thoughts/notes on it all, but there is a
lot to keep track of, just from the point of view of organizing a
booth. (Can't promise any pictures, as I'm currently between cameras,
more's the pity.)
> > On 2010-05-13, at 9:32 PM, Ryan Stec wrote:
> >> Was thinking these last few days about how to involve the Mod Lab in
> >> Electric Fields in the fall (EF is our festival of electronic art and
> >> music), and was wondering what people thought of doing something like a
> >> Maker Fair for a single evening. It would be on the Wednesday and could
> >> be upstairs at Arts Court in the theatre and studio (for those who went
> >> to the Pecha Kucha it would be in the same place).
> >> Ideally it would be probably good to have a set number of tables and
> >> create a committee and submission process, but we could reserve a
> >> certain number of tables for a lottery to keep it open to chance.
> > Hey Ryan,
> > Has a date been set for EF? I don't see anything at
> > http://www.artengine.ca/community/calendar-en.php
> > If it were some time in October then it could coincide with Halloween
> > animatronic construction activities.
> > Lindsay's TEDxKids event is Thursday, Sept. 16th so she and others
> > (myself demoing my MakerBot) will likely be bogged down with last-minute
> > prep activities leading up to it.
> >> Be curious to know what people would think of this, especially those of
> >> you who have had the chance to attend a Maker Fair.
> > I haven't, but Sebastien should be able to fill us in on all the details
> > when he returns+recovers from this weekend's MakerFaire in San Francisco.
> > Also, Maker Faire NYC (see
> > http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2010/callformakers/) is the weekend of Sept
> > 25-26. The more I think about it, the more I'm convincing myself we
> > could round up enough people over the next three months to charter a
> > coach bus for that road trip!
> > Logistics-wise, is that something ArtEngine has experience with? If not
> > ArtEngine specifically, perhaps some of the other groups at Arts Court
> > (Ottawa Symphony Orchestra would be my best guess) can offer advice &
> > experience w.r.t. reliable bus lines (experienced with crossing the
> > Canada/US border), locating preferred hotels near the site
> > (http://www.nysci.org/), other per-person costs for budgeting (e.g.
> > insurance and/or liability coverage requirements), other Canada/US
> > border/embassy preparation activities, etc.
> > Having EF after Maker Faire NYC would allow for some extra knowledge
> > transfer to the local community. Maybe enough momentum will get going
> > for a formal "Maker Faire Canada/Ontario/Ottawa" event in the
> > not-too-distant future!
> > Think big or go home! ;-) Thoughts?
> > Andrew.
> > --
> > "The future is already here. It's just not very evenly distributed" --
> > William Gibson
> > Me: http://clothbot.com/wiki/
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