Saturday, July 31, 2010
The Maker Faire in Detroit will continue until tomorrow. The photos above and below are from today. In the conference we worked on envisioning and designing schools of the future that have making at their heart. Being in the company of so many energetic, thoughtful, visionary educators is exhilarating and mind boggling. It takes awhile to integrate this kind of experience, so my thoughtful readers will have to be patient for the full effect to be revealed. The photos below are some of the more interesting exhibits, one where people of all ages can learn to solder and another where you can just make stuff. The point of course is to get a taste of something that engages one's creative energy, flips the switch that turns one from consumer to maker and provides a glimpse of potential that becomes a target for growth.