Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 in 14 Minutes

Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 in 14 Minutes

There was so much to see at the Maker Faire Tokyo.   Over 300 Maker exhibits filled a hall at the Tokyo Big Sight event center and nearly 13,000 people came to meet makers and participate in the second annual Maker Faire in Tokyo, organized by O’Reilly Japan, which produces Make Magazine in Japanese.

Skeletonics at Maker Faire Tokyo 2014
Skeletonics at Maker Faire Tokyo 2014

I shot a bunch of short videos and photos and compiled them into a movie that gives you some of the flavor of the event.   I hope you can see what makes Maker Faire Tokyo special are the Japanese makers. They combine technical skill with a very playful mindset that I find engaging and fun.

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0 thoughts on “Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 in 14 Minutes

  1. Javier Sierra says:

    Hello!. I’m very interested on the bird project that appears in 13:00 minute. Could you give me more info please? how it’s called at least. Thank you so much

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DALE DOUGHERTY is the leading advocate of the Maker Movement. He founded Make: Magazine 2005, which first used the term “makers” to describe people who enjoyed “hands-on” work and play. He started Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, and this event has spread to nearly 200 locations in 40 countries, with over 1.5M attendees annually. He is President of Make:Community, which produces Make: and Maker Faire.

In 2011 Dougherty was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change” through an initiative that honors Americans who are “doing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world.” At the 2014 White House Maker Faire he was introduced by President Obama as an American innovator making significant contributions to the fields of education and business. He believes that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform the educational experience of students and introduce them to the practice of innovation through play and tinkering.

Dougherty is the author of “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing our Jobs, Schools and Minds” with Adriane Conrad. He is co-author of "Maker City: A Practical Guide for Reinventing American Cities" with Peter Hirshberg and Marcia Kadanoff.

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