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Poster Child

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Robert Roberts has been a printer for 18 years. In that time, He has created tens of thousands of prints, built a successful business, and spent countless hours experimenting and practicing in an attempt to master the techniques of screen printing. Robert wants to focus on the 5 lessons he has learned from screen printing and my main takeaways from that process; lessons that not only apply to making quality prints, but also have proved invaluable to my life in general.

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Making Humanizing Technology

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Technology, at its core, is a tool to make our daily lives easier. It can spread information, entertain us, and help us communicate with one another. Nate Damen explores how technology can remind us we are all humans with the desire for loving social interaction, as well as bridge the online and physical world through a project called Atltvhead- a wearable communication device constructed out of a 1960's era television.

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To Hack is to Human...All Too Human

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Jud Taylor presents about "hacking".
The word "hack" has many meanings. The one relevant for 'hackerspace' is "to either:
  • solve a problem / build something using non-standard materials, tools, or methods; or 
  • use existing technologies, techniques, and materials to make something clever or intriguing."
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Making Space

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Bonnie Casamassima opens up a conversation on the science of how our homes, workplaces, and play places impact our quality of life. The field is called Environmental Psychology within Interior Design- the science of how places impact our psychological and biological wellbeing!

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Making Makers

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Both of Shane Matthew's grandfathers were makers and his dad was a geek. Shane's life started in a family of tinkers, creators, makers, and innovators so, in many ways, you can say he's a natural.

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Timpson Creek Farm

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Through study, design, and implementation, we are capable of setting up food systems that mimic nature's flow, are easy to manage, work on nature's renewable engine, and house closed fertility loops that increase overall sustainability. "Making" these places where nature and production meet offer many rewards both felt on an individual/spiritual growth curve and on the greater community that have access to fresh food and experiences within nature's matrix. Darby Weaver shares with us about these fascinating systems in her presentation.

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Turning Guns Into Art

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Guns and their impact on us as individuals as well as a global community, especially in the US is a heated topic and one that has been discussed through biblical times, through Martin Luther King's speeches, actions, and his own ultimate death. As an artist, the work Corrina Sephora creates comes to life when shared with others.

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Making: Shitty Robots

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

Beaut Martin shares about a pretty cool robot and a hysterical story of two kids racing against the world to present their idea and vision.

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Peach & Prosperity

@ VOL 36 ON AUG 26, 2018

This spring, Julia Levy co-launched Peach and Prosperity, a podcast that picks the best local homegrown stories around Atlanta with her dad. Peaches carry deep symbolism. They seek out stories with this peach spirit, founders who remain true to Southern hospitality roots. From conversations at local farmers markets to discussions at tech events, their stories blossomed from a curiosity to learn more about people behind the local creations. Julia wants to present on how they got their start as a podcast (it dates back to 1988!) and what they've learned from their first five months interviewing makers. They'll highlight a few lessons from their audio adventures. 
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How to Tell a True, Personal Story (According to Me)

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

Increasingly, story-telling is becoming not only a way to communicate ideas but also an actual art form. So how can you, with a possible story to tell, say what you need and want to in a more effective way? Shannon Turner guides us through why storytelling is so effective, how to be more effective, all peppered with her own experience starting life in storytelling.

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Blockchain: Trust in a Trust-less World

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

What is “blockchain” and how is it actually a part of our lives? Where did it come from and where is it going? It is an exciting time to ask these questions as blockchain is a technology that has the potential to change every technological interaction we have. Can you trust a vague and anonymous interaction with a 3rd party you’ve never met before? Listen as Roop Singh describes the dyamics of blockchain and where we are now in its evolutionary path.

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Driving Out Hunger One Mile at a Time

@ VOL 35 ON FEB 25, 2018

The amount of food wasted in the United States each year is truly and utterly staggering. The agricultural and food processing economy drives this overabundance of perishable foods and many persons seek some form of mitigation. But what about those families and persons that live with a life of want and need? Could the glut of food being discarded be redirected to those in need? Yes. Listen in as Joe describes the Second Helpings organization and how they work to redistribute healthy foods that would otherwise rot in the trash.