Karen Tanenbaum

Karen Tanenbaum

I am a technology researcher and designer; a Steampunk prop maker and costumer; a writer of both academic papers and blog posts; a voracious reader/watcher of science fiction. I am currently contributing to MAKE by writing about the Maker Faire. You can contact me via [email protected]

Latest from Karen Tanenbaum


As part of a series of interviews, I am talking to the folks who organize the Maker Faire Bay Area. Here, I talk to Kate Rowe, part of Maker Relations. She has some great advice on preparing your maker exhibit application. Read more »


A lot of people do a ton of work behind the scenes to make Maker Faire happen. I'll be doing a series of interviews with folks on the organizational side of things, to learn what they do to put on the show and to make it an awesome experience. First... Read more »


Did you know there are lots of different ways to participate in the 2013 Maker Faire Bay Area? Let me count the ways. Read more »


I'm writing a series of posts aimed at folks looking forward to their first experience at the upcoming Maker Faire Bay Area (May 18-19 in San Mateo, Calif.). I'd like to help out by answering your questions directly, documenting some of my own experiences as an exhibitor at Maker Faire,... Read more »