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Open MAKE at the Exploratorium – February-May 2011

Exploratorium, San Francisco. Photo: Exploratorium
San Francisco, USA — The Exploratorium has teamed up with Pixar Animation Studios and MAKE magazine to present Open MAKE, a monthly program highlighting the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers. Each month, through May, sessions will explore a different theme, centering activities, exhibits and artists around a new material—plastic, cardboard, metal/wire and wood. In parallel, a group of teenaged Young Makers meet with a group of seasoned Makers to develop their own projects to bring to this year’s Maker Faire. During Open MAKE sessions, adults and youth alike are welcome to play and create inside the Tinkering Studio, where Makers from around the San Francisco Bay Area will share their work. Participants can also join Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of MAKE magazine, as he interviews featured Makers in the McBean Theater. Schedule and more info here.

The Exploratorium will receive the Thea Classic Award in March 2011 from the Themed Entertainment Association. 

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Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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