Sunday, June 24, 2018
Manila Mini Maker Faire at The Mind Museum
MANILA, Philippines - June 2018 - For the second year in a row, the Philippines will be in the global maker map again as The Mind Museum, Make Magazine, and co-presenter 3M
The Philippines, organize this year's Manila Mini Maker Faire (MMMF) on June 23-24, 2018 at The Mind Museum. The entrance to this event is free to the public.
A Maker Faire is "a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It's a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It's typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don't encounter every day."
Local Ingenuity Shines
The Manila Mini Maker Faire 2018 will have over 70 Makers from all over the Philippines,' including Visayas and Mindanao. Projects like paper crafts, upcycled furniture, electronic beatboxes, and a lightweight car body made from abaca will be showcased together with the usual favorites like robots, 3D printing, STEAM education, and so much more! Attendees can also sign up for a variety of free and ticketed workshops. Workshops such as paper engineering, day and pottery-making, 3D design, and more will be available for everyone interested to learn new things.
This year's MMMF also aims to establish a stronger maker community through networking and collaboration with makers from different parts of the country. A special innovation tour, hosted by 3M Philippines, will be held before the faire to help inspire makers to continue making. This will be followed by a Maker's Networking Night to give an extraordinary chance for participants to interact with their fellow makers.
Linking Science and Art
What is game-changing about the Manila Mini Maker Faire and the Maker movement, in general, is that they actively explore the cross-overs among the fields of science, engineering, art, performance, and craft. It is no longer about isolated crafts or guilds but about how one field can inform the other and produce innovative things! The technologies that are birthed in these junctions are extremely interesting and many of them could become breakthroughs. The key is experimentation and collaboration not just with the specialists in your field but with others working on other kinds of materials, processes, and knowledge.
"The Mind Museum continues to push for the Filipino public to be part not just of the conversations in science and engineering around the world but also in making and doing. This second MMMF in a row that The Mind Museum is hosting is a salute to the makers in our local community who not only affirms but persist, despite the odds, to breed and raise the bar of creativity in the way technology can be at the service of human lives," says Maribel Garcia, curator of The Mind Museum.
"3M Philippines has been behind The Mind Museum since its beginning as a founding donor. We are pleased to support the Manila Mini Maker Faire on its second run this 2018. Innovation is at the heart of 3M. We never stop being curious because there is a value in asking what if. In wondering. Wonder leads to improving the world around us," shares Ariel Lacsamana, President & Managing Director of 3M Philippines.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA in 2006 and in 2017 celebrated its twelfth annual show with some 1,250 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Twenty-three other larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world— Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the world.
The Manila Mini Maker Faire is made possible by 3M Philippines and also supported by Norde
International Distributors, PCBWay, and Lush.
Visit The Mind Museum on June 23-24, 2018, and personally experience just what local passion and ingenuity can conjure up. Drop by, and be inspired by the various Filipino makers that manage to make their mark through DIY!
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Key Facts about the Manila Mini Maker Faire 2018
• The Philippines will once again be in the global maker map as The Mind Museum organizes the 2nd Manila Mini Maker Faire.
• This is a free event for the public.
• The Mind Museum, Make Magazine, and co-presenter 3M Philippines are behind the Manila Mini Maker Faire this 2018.
• The event is also supported by Norde International Distributors, PCBWay, and Lush.
When: June 23-24, 2018
Where: The Mind Museum, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
What can you expect from the Manila Mini Maker Faire?
• The Manila Mini Maker Faire will have over 70 Makers from all over the Philippines, including Visayas and Mindanao.
• Expect a good mix of science, tech, craft, and art Maker categories, from groups who make drones, upcycled furniture, electronic beatboxes, paper crafts, robots, 3D printed projects, and more.
• Attendees can also sign up for a variety of free and ticketed workshops such as paper engineering, clay and pottery-making, 3D design, and more.
• Visit the official website for more info: httD://mani]a.makerfaire.com/
What is Maker Faire?
• Maker Faire is dubbed as "the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement."
• A gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do.
• The event brings together tech enthusiasts, crafters, STEM/STEAM advocates, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.
• It's a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it.
• Maker Faire is licensed only by the Maker Media of the US who catalyzed the global maker movement 13 years ago. It was first held in San Francisco, then New Year and Chicago. In 2017, over 190 independently-produced "Mini Maker
Faires" plus over 30 larger-scale Featured Maker Faires have taken place around the world.
What's revolutionary about the Manila Mini Maker Faire and the Maker movement?
• They actively explore the cross-overs among the fields of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
• It is no longer about isolated crafts or guilds with only leather crafters working with leather or only metalsmiths working on all metals. It is now about how one field can inform the other and produce innovative things.
• The technologies that are birthed in these junctions are extremely interesting and many of them could become breakthroughs.
• The key is experimentation and collaboration not just with the specialists in your field but with others working on other kinds of materials, processes and knowledge.
About The Mind Museum
• The Mind Museum is a project of the non-profit BonifadoArt Foundation, Inc. It is dedicated to providing an e educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science.
• To strengthen its commitment to lifelong science learning, The Mind Museum is a member of the Association of Science
-Technology Centers and the Asia Pacific Network of Science & Technology Centres.
• Visit the official website for more info: https://www.themindmuseum.org/
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