I will be presenting a talk titled "The Maker Revolution" at the Tuesday, October 15 Cafe Scientifique at 7 PM at Schuler's Books in Eastwood Town Center. Here's the blurb:
Scientific American, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal and the Economist have all reported in the past year that the Maker revolution is poised for growth and economic impact today comparable to the personal computer revolution of the 1970's. What is the Maker Revolution? Who are the local revolutionaries and how will these new technologies affect our daily lives and our ability to create new business opportunities? How can the Maker Revolution inspire our children to pursue their studies to join the revolution? Come and learn what the tools of making, the institutions supporting makers and the future of making will be in the decades to come. Dr. Thomas Deits will be our presenter.
If you are unfamiliar with Cafe Scientifique, it is an international organization that supports informal discussions on scientific topics that are accessible to everyone. LCC, under the leadership of Prof. Alex Azima, has been running the program for many years, generally on the second Tuesday of the month during the academic year. We always have a good crowd and excellent and thoughtful discussions. There is a list of previous topics here that can give you a sense of the breadth of the subjects covered.