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Makers + Museum = Magic in Milwaukee

Makers + Museum = Magic in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Makerspace and the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum are a perfect match to tackle Maker Faire Milwaukee and other collaborative projects.

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Maker Spotlight: Miriam Langer

Maker Spotlight: Miriam Langer

Miriam, a Professor of Media Arts & Technology, started using Arduino in 2008 to bring new possibilities to her interactive exhibits.

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Weekend Watch: Get Lost in Historical Art at Victoria and Albert Museum

Weekend Watch: Get Lost in Historical Art at Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum of London has a huge set of videos available that cover a wide range of craft and conservation techniques.

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Watch the Digital Design of This Swaying 3D Printed Dress

Watch the Digital Design of This Swaying 3D Printed Dress

Check out the latest 3D printed dress from Nervous System and learn more about how museums are recognizing the artistry of fashion tech.

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Spring Has Sprung, Because Faire Season Has Begun

Spring Has Sprung, Because Faire Season Has Begun

Call for Makers are open and active for over 20 Maker Faires around the globe. A good number are being organized by science and children’s museums, often in collaboration with local makers or makerspaces. Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire (March 18/19) and Tyler Mini Maker Faire (March 23) are two examples.

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Paper Plate Mandala

Paper Plate Mandala

As a young sculptor fresh from art school, Wendy Brackman struggled with the problem of “selling out.” In the video, above, she talks about her decision to become a party entertainer. Her act involves spontaneous sculpture of weird party hats cut by hand, from paper plates, using scissors, and joined together with staples. That was it. In need of a broader color palette, she began painting the plates with acrylic house paint before cutting them up, and as her act developed and began to take off, eventually graduated to custom-printed and die-cut cardstock blanks, instead of plates. Eventually…

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