Winter/Spring 2014

Do, Make and Create!

Exploring Creative Ideas for the Classroom
The 15th Annual VITA-Learn and VSLA Ed Tech Conference!

For and by Teachers, Librarians, Administrators and Technology
Specialists.  At Champlain College, Burlington, VT.
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AIAVT + CSIVT “Technology in Design & Construction Expo”

June 6, 2014 | Hilton Burlington

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Vermont Makers is proud to sponsor a local visit by Intel’s Futurist Brian David Johnson

Brian David Johnson, Intel Futurist
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm
Where: Champlain College IDX Student Life Center Argosy Gymnasium

Don’t miss the chance to hear from a nationally recognized visionary on what the world of technology will be like in 2020.

The future is Brian David Johnson’s business. As the Chief Futurist at Intel Corporation, his work focuses on developing an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called future casting-using field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a vision of consumers and computing.

See you there!

Learn more about Brian’s research and developments:


Generator Grand Opening Celebration

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Art Under the Influence


Elegant and sophisticated wearable technology from cutting edge fashion designers Pankaj and Nidhi. Their glowing geometric dress from the SS12 show at Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week. More on their website pankajnidhi com.

Art Under the Influence Series with the South End Arts and Business

Thursday February 13, 2014 6-8pm
Drink, St. Paul Street, Burlington
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The emerging field of e-textiles is exciting, fun, beautiful and overflowing with opportunities for innovation. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings, or architecture that include embedded computational and electronic elements (Berzowska 2005). They are also found in smart military uniforms, sportswear that monitors health indicators and portable medical devices. (Wilson 2005)

Join us on February 13 to sew and design your own e-textiles project. Use the materials we provide, bring a piece of your clothing or even make a Valentine! This workshop will get you started on your project, show some of the exciting work around e-textiles under development at the MIT Media Lab and get you connected to resources so you can continue work in e-textiles beyond this workshop.

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Art Under the Influence is a production of the South End Arts & Business Association.  Switchback Brewing Company is our awesome sponsor, and Drink! is our host for the first of 5 events this year with an outstanding array of artists lined up!  Your registration fee includes one drink and all supplies.  Hope you’ll join us on February 13!

Special coupon code for discount: SEABAbtv
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Vermont FabLab Workshop

This course is full.

An Exciting New Course at UVM Explores Innovation through Art + Technology Projects
CEMS 095 + CEMS 295
Instructor: Jenn Karson
University of Vermont | Spring 2014 | 3 Credits
Wednesdays 5:10 – 8:10pm
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This course is open to non-degree students including:

• Professional creatives and artists who want to explore the use of contemporary art + technology materials and methods.

• Entrepreneurs and business professionals interested in innovation and product development

• K-12 teachers who need to implement common core engineering + design curriculum

Vermont FabLab Workshop is an overview of the convergence of art + technology in engineering, contemporary art and the DIY maker movement. Through live demonstrations, hands-on projects and complementary readings students will gain technical skills and engage in critical reflections on aesthetics, material culture, technology and society.

Class teachings and projects will introduce design thinking, ecological thinking, handmade electronics, microcontrollers, physical computing, e-textiles, circuit bending, how to use Vermont FabLab’s rapid prototyping equipment and STEAM educational approaches. Students will be taught practical skills and class presentations will give context to how artists, scientists and technologists are using new technologies and rapid prototyping methods.

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