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Are you ready to experience CHAOS. Rapid City Public Libraries’ “Creative Hands-on Artistic Original” (CHAOS) Maker Space will be fully operational in August. To kick off the Maker Space grand opening, we are partnering with the Rapid City Arts Council to bring the community our first CHAOS Maker Fair from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Aug. 8 outside on Seventh Street between the Dahl Arts Center and the downtown library. A free event for the entire family, experience a day filled with art, science, technology, hands-on activities, music and food. Local artisans will have booths with their art on display and for sale, as well as various artistic demonstrations. Some of the scheduled demonstrations throughout the day are upcycled book crafts, mosaic lanterns, glass cutting and bottle art, letterpress, hand-bound books, raku ceramics, caricatures, bottle bracelets, hand-built ceramics, rosemaling, bot... Also, the Rapid City Arts Council will have a graffiti demonstration. Why just watch. In addition to the demonstrations we will have several hands-on craft opportunities for all ages: temporary tattoos, spray paint stenciling, newspaper collage, origami, wooden toys, and sharpie and alcohol tie dye. Other hands-on activities include 3-D scanning, green screen and movie making, family history, mobile photo editing, littleBits, doodle bots and 3-D printing. We will also have food to enjoy at this event. Mickey’s Hot Dogs, Star Spangled Batter, Silver Lining Creamery and Sergeant Poppers will be there along with places to sit and enjoy the festival and the music we’ll have on stage. During and after the event, come into the downtown library and enjoy CHAOS. Starting the day of the fair, CHAOS makerspace will be open and fully operational all year round. Not sure what a makerspace is. That’s ok, come in and explore. Whether your interests are in technology or crafts, the library has programs and a space for you to explore and discover. Take the time to learn to create with new tools, materials and technology, all at your fingertips at your community gathering space that isn’t just about books. If you would like to learn a new skill or experiment with circuitry or media software. digital or physical crafts, the opportunities are endless in CHAOS. Our Maker Space will include 3-D printing and 3-D scanning, green screen and photo and video editing software, die cutters, Raspberry Pi,. Source: rapidcityjournal.com
The film's central conceit is sound enough: Lego construction kits "unlock [users'] imagination," in the words of one Lego creator. A Lego Brickumentary accordingly presents an expansive portrait of Lego fans, including sociologists and architects, as a means of showcasing what the toy can be built into, like a life-size Star Wars X-Wing spaceship and miniature kits modeled... But experts like musician Ed Sheeran and gallery artist Nathan Sawaya mostly offer accidental insight into Legos' mass appeal. They seem like singularly meaningless pieces of the film's uncritically unified whole — each another brick in the wall. Interviews with "A. F. O. L. s," or "Adult Fans of Lego," make for alternately frustrating and intriguing scenes. At Lego conventions, adult and kid fans scrounge for rare pieces while amateur designers try to score business meetings with official Lego representatives like Jamie Berard. Co-directors Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge highlight some fascinating aspects of Lego fandom, especially whenever they present Lego consumers as a unique subculture. Brief sequences focused on the construction of intricate roller-coaster sets and towering skyscrapers are genuinely compelling, as is an introduction to Cuusoo, an L. U. G. (Lego User Group) website that allows Lego fans to vote on which... But Davidson and Junge are too impatient to linger on any one section of their mosaic portrait. Viewers are left to wonder why Sheeran splurged on a giant Star Wars -themed Death Star Lego kit instead of buying a house or a car with the money he earned from his first gold record. And why does Stephen Pakbaz, an amateur designer whose Curiosity Rover kit was turned into a widely available Lego set thanks to fan support on Cuusoo, express his fascination with space travel through Lego, and not, say, a career with NASA. The quality and character of social interaction among the A. F. O. L. community is left largely unexamined. Based on the film's too-brief treatment, it's impossible to know just how heated building competitions get. Likewise, it's hard to tell how serious steampunk-obsessed fan Dave Sterling is when he jokes about the scarcity of "one-by-fives," which he identifies as "guy code for hot girls" at Lego conventions. Source: www.phoenixnewtimes.com
Scientists, psychologists, and philosophers have all forwarded reasons why they think dinosaurs have such a tenacious hold on our imagination. Because dinosaurs are big. Because they’re scary. Because they provide kids a way to show they’re smarter than their parents. All may be true to some extent. But what we often forget is that it’s simply fun to imagine what these great creatures must have been like in life – to weave muscle and skin around the old bones and envision our favorite species bellowing their dominance over the planet. And it’s exactly that spirit the National Geographic Channel’s T. rex Autopsy tries to capture. A Mesozoic riff on Inside Nature’s Giants , the one-hour program centers around the most glorious dinosaur ever created for television. The full-sized Tyrannosaurus , crafted by the workshop, may truly be the closest thing we’ll ever get to seeing the tyrant king in the flesh. And, fortunately, the show doesn’t spend much time getting bogged down in backstory. There are brief flashes of military planes, soldiers, and barking guard dogs as the carnivore’s carcass is wheeled before the show’s team of scientists, but how a tyrannosaur came to exist in our time is left as the conceit viewers have to make in... Real paleobiologists carry the show. I was elated to see that researchers Victoria Herridge, Steve Brusatte, and Matt Mossbrucker form the heart – ha ha – of the program, although veterinarian Luke Gamble tries to steal more than a few scenes with more of a Crocodile Hunter style of... (Seven minutes into the show, when the team is just starting to take in the dinosaur, Gamble jumps right in with a chainsaw to lop off one of the dinosaur’s feet. ) Not to be unfair to the cast, who are researchers rather than actors, this approach sometimes comes off as a little bit stilted. The scientists know that they’re working with a giant anatomical model and, for example, know they shouldn’t be surprised that belly ribs make the tyrannosaur’s stomach difficult to slice open, but that’s just the way it has to be for the show to... And the paleontologists still seem excited about the task in front of them – who wouldn’t want to dissect a life-size tyrannosaur, real or not. Their enthusiasm for anatomy shines through the scripting as they start peeling back the dinosaur’s flesh. And it does get pretty gory. The show leaves no time. Source: phenomena.nationalgeographic.com
Some of the scheduled demonstrations throughout the day are upcycled book crafts, mosaic lanterns, glass cutting and bottle art, letterpress, hand-bound books, raku ceramics, caricatures, bottle bracelets, hand-built ceramics, rosemaling, bot obstacle
A Lego Brickumentary accordingly presents an expansive portrait of Lego fans, including sociologists and architects, as a means of showcasing what the toy can be built into, like a life-size Star Wars X-Wing spaceship and miniature kits modeled after
Scientists, psychologists, and philosophers have all forwarded reasons why they think dinosaurs have such a tenacious hold on our imagination. Because dinosaurs are big. Because they're scary. Because they provide kids a way to show they're smarter
Hoping to teach children to think outside of cultural and social norms, Silver has made two invention kits that can turn an everyday object into a computer keyboard, game controller or mouse. The slice of pizza you are eating for lunch can become your
3dp_bricasso_lego_logo There are few toys as beloved across the world as the brick building sets made by LEGO. Since the 1940s when a Dutch company started selling the early precursor to LEGO called Automatic Binding Bricks, LEGO has been virtually