Category Archives: Event

Maker Faire San Fransico 2010

We’re getting excited for this years Albuquerque Maker Faire, Coming September 23rd! Where will you be?

9/13 Meeting & Sunday Project

Maker and Volunteer Badges!

We are holding a Badge party this weekend:

WHEN: This Sunday, 10:00AM                                                                                                   WHERE: We will be meeting at Quelab                                                              WHAT: Create Badges! We are creating badges for All Makers and Volunteers out of the sealing lids for wide mouth canning jars.

You can decorate your own badge and Make a few more. All Makers and Volunteers are invited to join!

Badges will have our main logo to cut and put in place and then we will have all kinds of glitter and assorted odd items to glue into place. We will be using regular glues and hot glues as well. Then our volunteer Betsy will pour resin over the badges and drill the holes for the lanyards and we will have our hand made New Mexico style badges! We will need to put labels on the back to add the maker’s name for their own badge.

Please fill out our Maker-In-Training Questionnaire if you haven’t already and get on the Volunteer list!


1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Contact us for more info.
It is likely that we can begin this process on Thursday but we do need to make sure we have the banners finished. 

Thank you all for what your are doing to birth this new baby event!

Spread the Word!

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Buy Early Bird Tickets NOW!

Early Bird Pricing Has been extended until August 27th!

Maker Faire offers the opportunity for us to see ourselves as more than consumers; we are productive; we are creative.  Everyone is a maker and our world is what we make it.  Buy your tickets before August 10th and save!

Click here for Early Bird Tickets and SAVE!

What is ISEA International?

ISEA International

The Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire will be held on September 23, in conjunction with the 2012 ISEA Block Party and Education Day in downtown Albuquerque.

ISEA2012, the 18th International Symposium on Electronic Art will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA – awarded to the University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Fine Arts in collaboration with 516 ARTS in a bid led by Prof. Andrea Polli. ISEA2012 Machine Wilderness focuses on creative solutions for how technology and the natural world can sustainably co-exist. The program will include: a bilingual focus, an indigenous thread, and a focus on land and skyscape.

PRESS RELEASE : June 22, 2012
18th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA)
produced by 516 ARTS with The University of New Mexico, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History and 100+ partners
WHEN:        Conference:     September 19 – 24, 2012                         Exhibition:     September 20, 2012 – January 6, 2013
WHERE:    516 ARTS, The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, National Hispanic Cultural Center  & multiple venues around Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and the region
REGISTER:  •  Register by July 25 to get the early-bird discount!
INFO:  •  Pick up a printed copy or download the ISEA2012 Guide available on their website now!

Founded in the Netherlands in 1990, ISEA International (formerly Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts) is an international non-profit organisation fostering interdisciplinary academic discourse and exchange among culturally diverse organisations and individuals working with art, science and technology.

The main activity of ISEA International is the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), an annual gathering of the international art, science and technology community.  The symposium includes an academic conference, exhibitions, performances and workshops. It is a nomadic event and is held in a different location every year.  More on their website: