Maker Faire! This Saturday @ 7pm
Subject: Maker Faire! This Saturday @ 7pm
Send date: 2009-05-28 05:18:24
Issue #: 23
Content:

 ECC URL du jour: Become a fully licensed artist
http://evolution-control.com/index.php/experiments/blog/44-blog/117-artistic-license


Maker FaireT'is the season to be geeky
Fa-la
-la-la-laaa la D I Y...

Yes [FIRSTNAME], it's that time of year again... spring is in the air... probably fired from some crazy spring-shooting canon.  And that kind of thing would perfectly embody the aesthetic of Make Magazine's Maker Faire, a juggernaut of an annual event blazing a path somewhere between Burning Man and a really, really cool science fair.  And this year the attendance will likely exceed both -- even Burning Man has never cracked 50,000, and Maker Faire is expecting 65,000+.

65,000+ geeks.

Geeks, nerds, mad scientists -- when you're one of them (and I am) those words are compliments.  Make Magazine has unified that whole motley DIY crew under the flag of "makers", and the Maker Faire is your chance to watch them emerge from basements everywhere with new inventions, and in spite of the duct tape and zip ties holding it together, one of them might completely revolutionize the world of energy... or computing... or music, or light, or textiles, or... getting the point?  The Faire is packed with a huge variety of the greatest, weirdest tinkerings from every hue of the smarty-pants spectrum.

And The ECC has been part of it from the beginning, the literal poster boy showing off our Thimbletron to thousands.  Now we get the pleasure of debuting our VidiMasher 3000 before the geekerati, and if our fantastically fun shows from this year are any indication, this should be a show that should NOT be missed!

WHAT: The ECC's Wheel Of Mashup & VidiMasher 3000 at Make Magazine's Maker Faire
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 30 & 31 May 2009 / ECC: 7pm Saturday on the West Stage
WHERE: San Mateo County Expo Center (i.e., Fairgrounds)
HOW MUCH: Day pass $25 / student etc. discounts available
LINKS:

FAQ
http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2009/faq/

TICKETS
http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2009/tickets/


ECC Mailing Listrivia: