ECC @ Maker Faire 2010
Subject: ECC @ Maker Faire 2010
Send date: 2010-05-19 09:35:33
Issue #: 22
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Maker FaireT'is the season to be geeky
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Yes 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.

Actually, it's a bit like Burning Man in one other way -- I've been telling friends for years to go.  Too many just shrug it off and say "eh, maybe next year".  The ones that actually come walk around dragging their jaws on the ground, like wide-eyed kids trying to take in all the crazy amazements that fill building after building, not to mention all the outdoor space between them.

Geeks, nerds, mad scientists -- 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.  We'll be there with our amazing  VidiMasher 3000 and The Wheel Of Mashup, performing both Saturday and Sunday at 4:30pm on the Tesla Theatre stageBe there, or be quadrilateral!

WHAT: The ECC's Wheel Of Mashup & VidiMasher 3000 at Make Magazine's Maker Faire
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 22 & 23 May 2010 / ECC: 4:30pm Sat & Sun @ Tesla Theatre
WHERE: San Mateo County Expo Center (i.e., Fairgrounds)
HOW MUCH: Day pass $25 / student etc. discounts available

LINKS:

MAKER FAIRE:
http://www.makerfaire.com/

TESLA STAGE SCHEDULE:
http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2010/schedule/location/?mfl=183


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