Thursday, April 20, 2006
Off to Maker's Faire
I'm headed for the San Francisco Bay area tonight to attend Make Magazine's Maker Faire. I am very excited about this, as it has the potential to be a truly wonderful thing. I personally am leading several events including a potato gun workshop, a how-to session on tensegrity tower building, and a presentation on Adventures from the Technology Underground.
If you go, please look me up and say hello. This is my picture, so you can recognize me. Bring ants if you've got them. Mmmm, ants.
While I don't have the time to check out a lot of new events, in general I'm all for them and hats off to the people at Make for doing this. Think of all the huge, way-too-big events out there now that started small and for the first few years were wonderful, magical even. Burning Man, the Olympics, the SuperBowl halftime show; before they bloated up they were pretty cool. So, I guess the trick is to find something new that looks way cool and enjoy it before it goes stale and bloaty.