Move over, fashion! Next Monday, September 15th marks the beginning of New York City’s Maker Week, which will be a citywide celebration of cutting-edge fabrication technologies and the creative maker spirit, culminating in MakerCon and the World Maker Faire New York. Come join us at our brand new Times Square headquarters at 7 PM for a free screening of the crowdfunded documentary Maker: The Movie. This is the first installment in the Microsoft Film Festival, an ongoing effort that will present ideas related to civic innovation to audiences here in New York through the highly accessible medium of movies. We’ll also share info on all of the great events taking place during Maker Week (with snacks and drinks provided).
If you’d like to join us, please RSVP to [email protected] with your full name, and we’ll get back to you with a confirmation that provides details for getting into the event.
Watch the Maker trailer:
“Maker” is a feature documentary looking into the maker movement in America reforming the economy with a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together. The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the “Third Industrial Revolution,” subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, “Maker” delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.
See you next Monday!
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