This coming Sunday, I will be attending and giving a talk at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire. In case you aren’t familiar with the Maker Faire, its a gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors from all ages and places coming together to show what they’ve made, and share what they’ve learned. What could be cooler than that?
Not much, except for being able to meet, learn AND share what I’ve been working on!
My talk is titled Making stuff Social.
How will we do Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing in the future? The digital social constructs of today are growing in all the right places. The creative process is fundamentally the same whether you are creating a new piece of music, a robot to clean your grill or a new type of CT scanner. Because of this social revolution, the line that separates artists and engineers is becoming blurry and this is to everyone’s advantage.
If you’ll be attending, I hope you’ll stop by and listen. I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic. If you won’t be able to attend, I will be tweeting throughout the weekend, so feel free to follow me via @charlestheurer. I’ll also be spending time at GE’s manufacturing co-lab, GE Garages, so be sure to stop by there as well. Finally, below is a short video capturing my thoughts around the maker movement. I’ve been a MAKE fan since issue #1, so its an honor to attend.
Looking forward to meeting, sharing and learning!