Alice Taylor (pictured at Improving Reality 2011) is one of the speakers at the Mini Maker Faire Talks.
Alice Taylor (pictured at Improving Reality 2011) is one of the speakers at the Mini Maker Faire Talks.


Brighton Digital Festival 2012


Talks by leading makers who lift the lid on their creative process.

Brighton’s Mini Maker Faire is a brilliant opportunity to meet creative, resourceful and skilled people. This year, they decided to run a series of talks by makers. How do they deal with problems? Where do they get their ideas from? How do they think through making? Whether you’re a veteran maker yourself, or just curious about how other people think, you’re bound to be inspired.

Mini Maker Faire 2011
Mini Maker Faire 2011

Lighthouse are pleased to support Brighton’s Mini Maker Faire, and in particular, the inspiring talks programme put together by our web developer, Natalia Buckley (who was our creative technologist in residence as part of Happenstance).

The talks act as a microcosm of Brighton Digital Festival featuring speakers from the festival conferences, dConstruct and Improving Reality 2012, plus participants from festival education events.

The line-up includes:

- Alice Taylor founded Makielab in March 2011 after 3 years commissioning games, apps and web TV shows for Channel 4. Alice took part in last year’s Improving Reality conference.
- Matt Webb is CEO at BERG. BERG design products for the near future.
- Leila Johnston was technologist in residence for the Happenstance project at Sheffield’s Site Gallery. She is a writer, journalist, speaker, event host, newspaper and magazine editor, and podcaster. She is also speaking at this year’s Improving Reality 2012
- Tom Armitage is a technologist, designer and writer; he makes things out of code, words, and the network. Tom is also speaking at dConstruct.
- Code Club is a nation-wide network of after-school coding clubs for children. Clare Sutcliffe and Linda Sandvik (who also took part in Happenstance) will be talking about how Code Club got started. Code Club are giving a workshop at Lighthouse as part of the festival
- Students from Dorothy Stringer School will talk about their adventures in coding and about taking part in hackdays. Some of the students have helped organise a Hack Day at Lighthouse
- Matt Locke will chair a Q&A after the talks.

Mini Maker Faire is a free community organised and run event celebrating creativity and invention. It is part of Brighton Digital Festival.

Date: Saturday 8 September 2012

Times: 3pm

Tickets: Free. Arrive in plenty of time to get a seat, as places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Venue: Founders Room, Brighton Dome, Church Street and New Road, Brighton BN1 1UG

Part of Brighton Digital Festival is a celebration of digital culture. It is run by members of Brighton’s arts and digital communities, administered by Wired Sussex in association with Lighthouse and supported by Arts Council England.

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