innovation is not to be collected or consumed – it's to be explored. These are the types whose first instinct after using new technology is to take it apart, driven by a compulsion and motivated by sincere curiosity to find out: How. Does. It. Work. These are the makers. And they're assembling their latest toys and technologies to showcase at Orlando's first-ever Mini Maker Faire.
With tools like a laser cutter, 3-D printers, soldering stations, and a large woodworking shop, one of its members described it as a YMCA for geeks.
WASHINGTON, DC- JUNE 28 Portrait of playwright Brian Feldman at Fringe in Washington, D.C. on June 28, 2012. Brian Feldman, a performance artist that includes his audience in "It could change your life. Perhaps the most conceptual offering in Capital Fringe history, BFF explores friendship through two hour "friend building" excursions. Only 50 people can attend these one-on-one experiences, hanging out with one of DC's top performance artists. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
The Hack Factory is what's known as a "maker space." Operated by Twin Cities (TC) Maker, the Hack Factory is a community-shared workspace that offers a cornucopia of tools and machinery for members like Harrison to take their do-it-yourself urges to the extreme.
TC Maker is one of two such operations in the metro area. The Mill, in northeast Minneapolis, opened early this year.
an opportunity for members of the Orlando community to connect with one another through personal stories, conversation, and open dialogue.
Darren McDaniel, founding director of Urban ReThink, came up with the idea to bring the Human Library to Orlando after coming across the organization on the web.
"The timing just seemed right with ArtsFest coming up, so I asked Tisse to put it together," McDaniel said.
As it is every year, we post dozens of articles on this site, and everyone reads the Sentinel blog... I love what they're doing over there, I just wish we had a little of their budget, standing in the community, or the built-in reputation that you get from being a year-round player in this game. If I could pay
five seven bloggers, this would be a different world indeed.
No, that's not me in the white suit and glasses.
I was interviewed this month by John Theisen, who runs the Enzian FilmSLAM, the FMF Indie Film Jam, and works for United Arts.
Tampa Film Fan is written by Lisa Ciurro. It's a local blog I read has been featured in the Tampa Tribune. My only question is this:
Your paper acknowledges bloggers?
Ours has plenty of bloggers that work for the paper or blog on behalf of the paper, but what's all this business about recognizing a job well done? I won't stand for it! (actually, I'll give a standing ovation for it.
As I was sitting in a cafÃ© here in London yesterday, I picked up the Guardian's Thursday Technology Section and saw this rather large story a few pages in - there is a picture of some cute African kids with XO laptops, but the headline read Crime fears as cheap PCs head for Africa