Playing with Fire

Craft & Design
Playing with Fire


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Jon Sarriugarte and Kyrsten Mate are a Bay Area maker couple whose creativity knows no bounds, as evidenced by their stunning Serpent Twins 50-foot kinetic mobile sculptures on this issue’s cover. They’ve exhibited projects at Maker Faire Bay Area since 2006 along with their daughter Zolie, now 8, who has grown up with the Faire. Jon recently gave us insight into the inspiration and tech specs for the Twins.

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I'm a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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