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Tinker, Maker, Hacker...Why?

Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Hacktory, 3711 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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There's a growing movement of tinkerers, self-taught engineers, and artists, experimenting on their own, in groups, and at spaces called maker or hackerspaces. What they're doing is changing how our country thinks about art, learning, and where innovation comes from. At this event the Director of The Hacktory, Georgia Guthrie (Philadelphia's 2012 Hacker of the Year) will talk about this movement and more. In 2012 The Hacktory was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge grant to support artists who want to experiment with technology and incorporate it into their creative practice. Learn more about this project that will put Philly at the forefront of this new wave of creativity and innovation, and how you can contribute.

This event will take place in The Hacktory's new space at 3711 Market Street (you may know it as NextFab's first location). We'll also share some details about The Hacktory's new partnership with Breadboard, Public Workshop, and NextFab to create the Department of Making + Doing. The event will wrap up with some time to play with an interactive installation that uses the kinect to sense body motion. Light refreshments will be served.

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