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October 26, 2013

Assembly: Made In Rhode Island — Fancy Contraption with Steve Schwartz

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Photography by Stephen Schwartz

12 – 1 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

In Assembly, gather for casual meetings of the minds and unexpected happenings curated by local artists and designers. Congregate for poetry readings, sonic performances, movement, projection, and more.

Kipp Bradford curates Made in Rhode Island: Fancy Contraption, from 10/22-10/27.
Part storytelling, part demo, part discussion. Making Things can sometimes seem like magic. From Air conditioning and Arduino to Robots to Sensors interacting with people and the environment, come behind the scenes to see the magic happen and understand how you too can be part of the world of Makers.Kipp Bradford

10/22: Steve Schwartz
While an undergrad at Brown, Steve built a gadget to make recording for his music classes easier. The gadget worked much better than it should have, and eventually he joined with a friend to try to turn it into a product. That is the basis of what you will get to see.Steve Schwartz

Free with museum admission.

Kipp Bradford is an educator, technology consultant, and entrepreneur with a passion for making things. He was the founder or cofounder of start-ups in the fields of transportation, consumer products, HVAC, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions. Some of his more interesting projects have turned into Kippkitts. Kipp is the author of Distributed Network Data, (hardware hacking for Data Scientists) and launched the Data Sensing Lab, both with Alasdair Allan. Kipp co-founded Revolution By Design, a non-profit education and research organization dedicated to empowerment through technology and coorganizes Rhode Island’s mini Maker Faire. As the Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer at the Brown University School of Engineering, Kipp teaches several engineering design and entrepreneurship courses. He serves on the boards of The Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art, The Providence Athenaeum, and the community arts organization AS220. He is also on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine, is a Fellow at the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce at Philadelphia University, and is an Adjunct Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Steve Schwartz started playing instruments age 4, started taking radios apart age 7. Studied composition at Juilliard before completing undergrad work at Brown, with a concentration in music. Manages recording and sound for many Brown and Community Music Works events. Volunteers as a tutor at Martin Luther King Elementary School.