Make Faire Rome, Italy’s first Maker Faire, kicks off today. It’s a four-day celebration of making that’s attracted well over 200 makers from Italy and across Europe. The event is co-produced by Asset-Camera and Tecnopolo in collaboration with Arduino. Arduino’s Massimo Banzi and journalist Riccardo Luna are helping to curate the event.
Science writer Lorenzo Manella is heading up communications. He’s gotten to know the makers who will be attending the event quite well. “I’ve sorted through 200 or more maker projects to dig out their very essence,” he says. “I have tasted their bits and now will know their atoms.” On the eve of the fair I got Lorenzo to pause and answer a few questions about the big event.Continue Reading