All’s Faire

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Glowing boxes, synthesizers you play with puzzle pieces, and thermometers that tell you when there’s been a sewer runoff. Those are just a handful of the work MFA students in the Design and Technology program at Parsons Then New School for Design will be showcasing this weekend at the 2012 Maker Faire, happening at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

Maker Faire is a large energetic gathering of people who love to make things and tinker, not only with electronics, but also with all manner of materials, technology, arts and craft. In the MFA Design and Technology program, there are many makers who create expressive, educational, and entertaining work with an open, do-it-yourself ethos.

This year is the first time Parsons has had a booth at the Maker Faire. It will showcase a spectrum of faculty, current students, and alumni projects. Said Katherine Moriwaki, assistant professor of Media Design in the School of Art, Media, and Technology: “this small selection of projects is a first step in establishing a presence. We look forward to further participation in future Maker Faire events, and increasing participation from the rest of Parsons as well moving forward.”

For a full list of participating students and their projects, and more details on Maker Faire, visit the event website.