FIU Art + Art History Exhibits at Miami Mini Maker Faire, Feb 20-21


From February 20th-21st, faculty and staff from the FIU Art + Art History Department will exhibit their work at the Miami Mini Maker Faire. The exhibiting individuals will be

Jacek Kolasinski
Chairperson and Associate Professor: Digital Media

Carmen Tiffany
Visiting Instructor: Digital Media

Robert Chambers
Visiting Assistant Professor

Ricardo Lugo
Digital Laboratory Manager

Joining the faculty and staff of FIU Art + Art History will be Sebastian Ruiz, a student at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) who has collaborated with Professor Robert Chambers at the National YoungArts Foundation. Ruiz is a visual artist who became a YoungArts finalist in 2014.

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. (Source)

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Oslo, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are homes to larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world. (Source)

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

The header image is a screenshot from the Miami Mini Maker Faire website.

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