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Here’s a walk through video of our event from Sunday (28th). Thank you to Kee Choi for letting us use it! If you didn’t make it there, here’s some of what you missed.
LV Mini Maker Faire in Vegas Seven: “Attention all creative types: the age of the geek is upon us this weekend, and the Mini Maker Faire is offering a warm welcome.”
People in the Las Vegas Valley maker community are often too busy working on their projects to notice that there are others in the area who are engaged in similar efforts and can lend a hand, according to members of a local hackerspace called the SYN Shop.
One of the cool projects by Las Vegas Valley’s very own Sarah Petkus got written up in the Make Magazine Blog. Check out her gorgeous “Noodle Brain” fabricated by OSH Park! Like all of Sarah’s work, it has whimsical beauty amidst its tech awesomeness…
I’m looking forward to the upcoming Las Vegas Maker Faire in February. It’s a great opportunity to talk with other Makers about their projects. And to share mine: Over the past several years I’ve experimented with capturing low light landscapes. (My latest exhibit, Aesthetic Evidence, runs Dec 3 to Jan 28 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas.)
Photographers have long created and modified their equipment, from chemical developing, to triggering and flash systems, to balloons, kites, and quadcopters for carrying their cameras aloft. My own work uses technology I’ve created and systems developed by Makers across the US.
For example, one of my recent photos on exhibit show 1953 atomic test data that I light painted in remote Nevada, near the location of the original test. I wanted to add audio to the exhibit—ambient sounds from the location, original test blast recordings, and an explanation of the techniques and topic. To do this, I built a listening station out of recycled materials including a broken tripod, discarded office phones, and an ammunition case. Inside the case, a model railroad audio system plays ambient sound and four audio tracks in response to buttons pressed by exhibit viewers.
You can explore my entire exhibit, including the audio listening station, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery from Dec. 3 to Jan. 28. I’m giving a presentation on December 3 at 7 pm about the techniques and ideas behind this project. More info is at kilker.com. I hope to meet other Makers there.
By Julian Kilker
Photographs by Julian Kilker, kilker.com