Intel’s Brian David Johnson – Wednesday April 2

BDJ-GraphicVermont 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:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/research/tomorrow-project/the-tomorrow-project.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-30966_3-57484451-262/intels-futurist-knows-what-tech-youll-want-tomorrow/

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50155552n

http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2681714044001/robots-made-from-your-printer

Do, Make and Create! Exploring Creative Ideas for the Classroom

On May 15, 2014 Vermont Makers will present at

DL_Official_LogoDo, 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. 

Vermont Makers sessions include: 

Spark a Culture of Innovation: Making-it in Your Community
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Come and see what the kids will be making and learning this summer!
A grant from the Vermont Community Foundation was awarded for children and teens in Vermont’s public libraries to support this summer’s Collaborative Summer Library Program theme, Science.

From Space Suits to High Fashion: A Hands-on Introduction to E-textiles
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e-textiles

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.

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.

Check out both Vermont Makers programs!

Sponsored by:
VSLA and VITA-Learn
Co-Sponsored by: Vermont Agency of Education

From Spacesuits to High Fashion: A hands-on introduction to e-textiles

E-Textiles Workshop

For 21+

e-textiles

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.

Join Vermont Makers for the Art Under the Influence Series with the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA)

Thursday February 13, 2014
6-8pm
Drink, St. Paul Street, Burlington
$40
Register here
Use this coupon code for a $10 discount: SEABAbtv

What are e-textiles?

The emerging field of e-textiles is exciting, fun, beautiful and overflowing with opportunities for innovation. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings and architecture that include embedded computational and electronic elements. Other examples are military uniforms, sportswear and portable medical devices. *

While this may be the first you’ve heard of e-textiles, the field is growing – the wearable electronics business is expected to grow from a 14 billion dollar industry in 2014 to 70 billion in 2024. **

spacesuit

Familiar and unfamiliar: An X-ray of the suit that Alan B. Shepard wore on the Moon during the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. New York Times

What to expect at this workshop

Join us on February 13 to sew and design your own e-textile project. Be the first person on your block to sew a circuit! You may use the materials we provide or bring your own material or clothing.

This workshop will get you started on your project and show some of the exciting e-textile projects under development at the MIT Media Lab. We’ll also share resources with you to support your interest in e-textiles beyond this workshop.

Register here
Use this coupon code for a $10 discount: SEABAbtv

 More Information

Stainless Steel Conductive thread by Adafruit Industries. You can also find this thread at SparkFun Electronics

Stainless steel conductive thread by Adafruit Industries. You can also find conductive thread at SparkFun Electronics

Learn more about e-textiles

Learn more about the series

Art Under the Influence is a production of the South End Arts & Business Association. Sponsored by Switchback Brewing Company and hosted by Drink! 


Register here
Use this coupon code for a $10 discount: SEABAbtv

References

* Beuchley, Leah and Peppler, Kylie, eds.,Textile Messages: Dispatches From the World of E-Textiles and Education, (Peter Lang), 2013.

**Harrop ,Peter and Das, Raghu and Chansin, Guillaume. E-textiles, wearable electronics, medical diagnostics, smart glasses, smart wristbands and more, IDTechEx .http://www.idtechex.com/research/reports/wearable-technology-2014-2024-technologies-markets-forecasts-000379.asp

 

Vermont Makers: A Short History

This is the time of year to reflect on the past, present and future – where we’ve been and where we are going.  And so, we present this graphic timeline to give context to the first two exciting years of Vermont Makers.

View the graphic timeline below or view or download the pdf here. Note that the pdf is much easier to read.

For a glimpse of the future check out programs for 2014.
vermont_makers_timeline

 

View or download the pdf here. Note that the pdf is much easier to read.

Design by Artists, Scientists and Engineers