Between January and May we hosted 11 different Featured Makers in the Studio, as part of the Open MAKE set of events. Each gave a brief but inspiring talk, and here they are all collected in the same place.
Evil Mad Scientist — January 30th
Lenore Edman and Windell Oskay show us how they play with food and make robots with toothbrushes.
Adrian Freed — February 27th
Adrian talks about e-textiles and wearable circuitry, and shows some applications of this technology to music and instrument making.
Grace Kim — February 27th
Grace embeds circuits into hand-sewn and felted fabrics.
Krys Bobrowski — March 27th
A musician and an instrument builder, Krys plays her incredible kelp horn, then talks about some of her past work, her inspirations, and her process, and to finish gives a performance on her Gliss Glass water instrument!.
Walter Kitundu — March 27th
Walter shares the staggering breadth of his work, ranging from a multitude of turntable-based instruments to shadow paintings, and to finish gives a premiere performance on his brand new instruments, a digital kora.
Ge Wang — March 27th
Stanford professor Ge Wang talks about what it takes to put together the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, his Ocarina app for the iPhone and how the design constraints of the iPhone were the inspiration for it, and finally his super-fun I Am T Pain app.
Brad Prather — April 24th
Inventor and contraption-maker Brad Prather shows a few of his solar-powered machines and talks about the importance of educating our youth to think about eco-friendly power sources.
Michael Brown — April 24th
A San Francisco local artist and Exploratorium darling, Michael shares some of his recent work, along with his thoughts on what it means to be an artist and a maker.
Adam Tobin — April 24th
Adam has been a maker all his life, and here he talks about his transition and the blurry line between making toys and making art, and reminds us that everything is a toy!