San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Makerspaces are where communities meet
More than just places to build, makerspaces are the new community center. This joining of art and technology is where innovative ideas are born.
This panel of experts will focus on how to create a makerspace that brings everyone together, and why this blending of art and technology is a necessary part of the innovation ecosystem.
In addition to the panelists, local maker and artists are invited to show off their work and talk will speak with attendees about what they're creating in the Newton and Needham area.
Keller Roughton, Gensler
Keller, AIA, LEED AP is a senior associate in Gensler’s Boston office. His work included several student-focused innovation studios and maker spaces from MIT to the University of Nebraska and Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Foisie Innovation Center. A “maker” at heart, he grew up building elaborate tree forts and skateboard ramps and dreams having his own shop for tinkering.
Jocelyn Riseberg Scheirer, Brandeis University
Jocelyn has been guiding innovation in wearables for almost 20 years. She began her initial explorations in the industry while a student at MIT’s Media Lab in the mid 1990’s. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and papers on affective computing and sensing technology and presented at academic and industry conferences. She has served as a research analyst at Harvard University, and as a consultant to different departments at MIT, governmental projects and companies.
Her work has appeared in many galleries and museum settings, as well as Time Magazine, NOVA, The Boston Globe, WIRED Magazine and WIRED UK, Computer Graphics World, and others. Jocelyn has founded/co-founded several MIT spin-off companies, including Affectiva, a highly successful venture in facial expression recognition, which currently serves one third of Fortune 100 companies.
Eric Lanoue, MassChallenge
Eric manages the day to day operations in the MADE@MassChallenge Shop. He is responsible for engineering design and fabrication consultation as well as coordination with industry connections to ensure the appropriate resources are available to startups. Eric graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in electronic art. After spending some time in aerospace manufacturing with the Boeing company, he decided to scale down and work with passionate entrepreneurs and inventors.