Making in America: How DIY Technology Is Transforming Industry

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

  • Adults
  • Evening
  • Members
  • Public

Mini Maker Showcase from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Lecture from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

America was built by makers—curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose hands-on approach to new ideas sparked new industries and changed the way we interact with the world around us. Today, a new movement of “makers” has taken root, empowering innovators from all walks of life to tinker, hack, and bring their most inventive ideas to life as part of what is known as “The Maker Movement.” Join the Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts in conversation with the leader of this viral new sensation, founder of MAKE magazine and Maker Faire, Dale Dougherty.  Since launching MAKE Magazine in 2005, Dougherty’s work has   inspired a worldwide tech-influenced DIY community to invent and innovate, leading to Maker Faires around the world and a new renaissance of industry in America.  The Maker Movement continues to grow as makers with varied interests master new technologies, discover new opportunities, and create new communities.  In this engaging program, explore the history of makers in America, discover the impact that the Maker Movement has had on technologies of today, and look toward the future of industry through the lens of the master maker himself.

This evening is organized in cooperation with the Philadelphia Makers Meetup and will feature a Mini Maker showcase before and after the lecture. The speaker series is free and open to the public, with advance registration required.

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Free; Advance Registration Required

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