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September 24, 2010 AT 9:23 pm

At World Maker Faire, Engineering Meets Burning Man

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At World Maker Faire, Engineering Meets Burning Man @ NYTimes.com

At World Maker Faire, you might see a robot solving a Rubik’s Cube. Or you might watch visitors making full 360-degree circles in a swing while, in another pavilion, people dressed as mice tap dance around a life-size version of the game “Mouse Trap.”

The event, which started five years ago in San Mateo, Calif., captures the intersection of high-tech engineering, arts and crafts, and the carnival culture of the Burning Man festival. By blending the futuristic with the anachronistic, it provides a common ground for digital media gurus, forensic scientists, backyard hobbyists and people who make all kinds of things.


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2 Comments

  1. Heh. Yes, I’ve described Maker Faire to people as “Burning Man Lite: less drugs and nudity…” (probably in NY it’s less useful as a description, since fewer people have heard of Burning Man, either (?))

    It’s rather mind-boggling that Mousetrap and cyclecide can appear in both CA and NY, although I guess designing for transportability is a significant part of that class of art…

  2. WestFW: the entire world has internet access and the entire world knows about Burning Man. It ceased being a local phenomenon about 10 years ago.

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