Maker Talks and Demos Center Stage Louis Stokes Wing Auditorium
Exciting hourly performances and demonstrations: inspiration and insight into the creative minds behind the Maker movement.
10:00 a.m. Muscle-Sensing for Dancing and Fun!
KiteWeather (Dan Tan, Nathan Makowski and Josh Brown) is a collective of engineers and artists bringing creative technology to the masses. See life and movement illuminated as they present their self-designed and –built muscle sensors which use human movement to illuminate light suits or drive a remote controlled car.
11:00 a.m. The Future of Growing
Advances in hydroponics, aeroponics and aquaponics fogponics offer a myriad of new options for sustainability and local food production. Sudhir Raghupathy shares the technological breakthroughs driving advancements in agriculture and local food production.
12:00 p.m. King Midgets: A Modern Tool
Matthew Beebe of Midget Motors Supply, creators of the King Midget Kit Car, discusses the kit car and what car sharing, alternative fuels, fuel economy and sustainable practices can mean for communities everywhere.
1:00 p.m. The ABC’s of Fab Labs
David A. Richardson for the United States Fab Lab Network presents the ABC’s of Fab Labs…places where (almost) anybody can make (almost) anything.
2:00 p.m. So, You Want to Be a Game Designer?
Jared Bendis specializes in photography, virtual reality and computer graphics and serves as the Creative New Media Officer for Case’s Kelvin Smith Library. His presentation explores the philosophical design considerations in the creation of games and interactive media and explores the larger question…what is a game?
3:00 p.m. Algebra of Girih Art
A unique collaboration between ceramic artist Valerie Grossman and physicist Harsh Mathur, inspired by the study of medieval Islamic tiling patterns of exceptional symmetry and mathematical beauty.
4:00 p.m. S.A.R.A., OSLOOM and More
Collaborative, interactive open source projects brought to you by //benitez_vogl.
Margarita Benitez: artist, asst. professor and fashion technologist, Kent State University
Markus Vogl: multimedia/installation artist, asst. professor, University of Akron
5:00 p.m. Exploring Human-Powered Light: Project X and Community Beacons
Artists Jenn Figg and Matthew McCormack join Alyssa Lee Wilmot ‘s Company A dance groups, composer Paul Cox, Parker Hall and the Case Western Reserve University Percussion Ensemble present an experimental, interdisciplinary work featuring instruments illuminated with live, choreographed movement.