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Call For Makers

Vermont_CMFChamplain Mini Maker Faire 2014

Will be held October 4 & 5 at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn.  Let’s hope for the same weather as last year!

Call for Makers

The 2014 Call for Makers is now open through August 10. To be an exhibitor, workshop host, or “makertainer” at this year’s Champlain Maker Faire click here.

Eco Logic All, A Vermont Makers meetup

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Vermont Makers meetup

7-8:30 pm, Thursday, June 19th

Generator, 250 Main St., Burlington, VT

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Three Speakers On: economics, art & making

* Val Esposito describing our current economics & Ecological Economics, a systems thinking based mode of economics that calculates the complexities & realities of our planet. She will also explore how Vermont is measuring itself with the Genuine Progress Indicator & other visionary work.

* Rebecca Schwarz describing large & small scale art that works ecologically & technologically. Showing art in the form of research & large scale bioremediation to art that tests alternative economies. Beauty beyond the visual & into making meaning.

* Ken Howell describing the maker ethos as an antidote to runaway consumerism. Ken will explore the potential of maker culture & the tools of additive & on-demand manufacturing to mitigate ecological pressures.

Design & Imagine: future, Vermont, art, tech

After we hear from the speakers we will break into facilitated small group design sessions. Solving challenges in playful, serious, & / or quirky ways. Each group briefly reporting back to the larger group on their thoughts & concepts.

Mix & Explore:

Come early & stay after (5:30-7, 8:30-9) for conversation & exploration in Generator, Burlington’s new maker space.

With:

Generator, Sustain Champlain & Donella Meadows Institute

Questions? rebecca@rebeccaschwarz.com

Call for Makers: SolarFest Mini Maker Faire

Attention Makers!
It’s time to get ready for the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., during the 20th annual SolarFest in Tinmouth, Vermont.  Dozens of makers will exhibit to thousands of visitors at this unique New England Maker extravaganza!
This is the second year for the SolarFest Mini Maker Faire® and we need you and your creative, innovative projects to be a part of this exciting event!
APPLY HERE:

 

http://www.solarfest.org/participate/mini-maker-faire-application/

SolarFest 20!
SolarFest, Inspiring sustainability for 20 years. SolarFest is the Northeast’s longest running solar powered music festival and sustainability conference.
In the beginning, the idea was simply to demonstrate the power of the sun by harnessing its energy to deliver a first class music festival. Over time we have grown to include programming for all ages, including hands on and in-depth educational opportunities, music, theater, and art.
SolarFest empowers and inspires people to make positive change in their own lives, and in their communities. Our mission is to connect people, the arts, ideas and technology, fostering partnerships for a vibrant present and a sustainable future.
Join us for a day or the entire weekend – come and camp, or stay in a B&B! Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth, Vermont - July 18-20, 2014.

National Day of Civic Hacking – Vermont

THE BURLINGTON, VERMONT HACKATHON
Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1
Generator (Memorial Auditorium Annex)
250 Main Street
Burlington Vermont 05401

Join thousands of participants from around the world for National Day of Civic Hacking on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 at Generator in Burlington, Vermont. Organized by Code for BTV, the Burlington event will bring together software developers, technology integrators, designers, makers and civic hackers to improve our communities through technology. You don’t need to be an expert to participate; you just have to care about your neighborhood and community.

Code for BTV Birthday Celebration

National Day of Civic Hacking marks the first year of Code for BTV, and we’ll be celebrating on the Burlington waterfront starting after the first day of hacking on Saturday, May 31. Families and friends are welcome!

Register today!

Eco Logic All, a Vermont Makers Meetup

Eco Logic All, a Vermont Makers Meetup

Looking at ecological issues through the arts, economies & technologies. Come together to culture curiosity into the logic of creations that impact our ecologies.

Thursday, June 19th, 7pm

Generator, in the Annex at Memorial Auditorium, 250 Main St., Burlington