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Touch & GO

PRESENTED ON MAY 19, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 9

Andrea Oleniczak talks about her role as the Fab Lab Manager in this PK titled Touch & GO.

Born & raised in Grand Rapids, MI, Andrea has a BFA in Glass from College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. She is currently the Fab Lab Manager @ the LMC Fab Lab. She’s previously held all sorts of positions including Production Glassblower, Studio Technician, Design Consultant, Facilities Coordinator, Product Designer and Teacher. Her addictions? Coffee and podcasts. Her daydreams? To see local manufacturing that incorporates historical craft and reintroduces apprenticeship models.

 

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The Maker Addict Movement

BY LIZ NEELY
@ VOL 25 ON MAR 05, 2013

Liz Neely is a maker addict. She creates things that have no purpose; only to see if she could make something out of her own imagination. She does not believe in the impossible and therefore challenges others to thing freely and create because no matter the lack of experience you may have nor how impossioble it may seem, it can be made. 

 

 

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The Double Life of Captain Planet

BY JENNA DEBOISBLANC
@ VOL 13 ON AUG 07, 2014

Artist, activist, environmentalist, programmer, tinkerer, and teacher, and graduate of Pomona College with a physics degree and a minor in Environmental Analysis, Jenna deBoisblanc share her passion for making and what her two very different personas like to do for fun.

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FabLab Puebla

BY ARISTARCO CORTES
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 28, 2015

Aristarco Cortes, coordinador de Proyectos en el Instituto de Diseño e Innovación Tecnológica platica acerca del primer makerspace de Puebla.

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Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe

BY MARY CATTERLIN
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 14, 2015

"That not how most people build boats these days but I figured I was new to woodworking, logs float no matter what, and I was committed."

In Lake Michigan in a Dugout Canoe from PechaKucha Night St. Joseph Vol. 1Mary Catterlin and and Amy Lukas share their story of how, in the summer of 2012, they circumnavigated Lake Michigan in their handmade dugout sailing canoe. After 93 days and 1200 miles, they returned home to the beach of Beverly Shores, Indiana. This adventure has led to the creation of a self-produced documentary and a published illustrated journal.

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What is a Maker?

BY JOHN MAKOWSKY
@ VOL 5 ON SEP 15, 2015

People are talking about this new “maker” movement the world over, but what criteria must be met if you want to be considered a Maker? John Makowsky shares how he discovered his own maker identity, and what he believes defines a maker.

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A Space for Youth to Explore and Create

BY PATRICIA TSOIASUE
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 17, 2015

“There’s ridiculous things that teenagers can come up with.”

Long Beach's Patricia Tsoiasue shares about Makersville's work supporting the discovery and creative process of young makers.

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Instigating a Community

BY R.J. JUNEAU
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 25, 2015

"We love that warm fuzzy feeling of being together."

In Instigating a Community  from PechaKucha Night Markham Vol. 8RJ Juneau, a scout Leader, founder of Maxxian, and instigator of y-lab maker group discusses how despite the claim from many that the internet obviates the need people to get together, in reality it allows us to build new communities faster than ever before.

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Makers and MakerFaire

BY GUSTAVO ARRIAGA
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

Cathy Chen and Gustavo Arriga discuss the maker movement, how they got involved in it during their time living in Tokyo and what led them to bring this passion back to El Paso with the creation of El Paso's first FabLab. They describe the benefits of MakerFaire and enlist the support of the PechaKucha crowd in bringing a Mini-MakerFaire to our city.

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The Art and Build of Burning Man

BY BEAU TURNER
@ VOL 18 ON MAR 10, 2018

Beau Turner and 70,000 of his closest friends build a city every year in the desert. His local group was also responsible for bringing the first exhibition of the Art of Burning Man outside of the festival to our area. Conversations lead to conversations that lead to next endeavers to design and construct the Mega Cake, to celebrate everyone's birthday at the next Burning Man.

As a side note, there is now going to be an Art of Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick on the Mall in Washington DC. Well done.