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Maker Profile: ABQZineFest

ABQ ZineFest


ABQ Zine Fest presents HOW-TO make an 8 page Mini Zine from one sheet of 8 x 11 paper! We’ll write, draw, collage, layout and ready our zines for printing!  Learn about the rich history zines (starting with Benjamin Franklin) and D.I.Y. publishing! Try your hand at telling a BIG story on a TINY surface! Fun for the whole family.

Go to this year’s ZineFest in October! More on their website: http://abqzinefest.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ABQZineFest

Maker Profile: Mobile Hotel Room

Mobile Hotel Room by Terry Holt

Mobile Hotel Room_THold

Meet the inventor! See the project!

Some Excerpts from Terry’s own journal:

Styrofoam: Art or Invention?  Either way… if you want a camper you can walk away from or live in, in all kinds of weather, THIS may be it…

After coming up with a design that looked like a small salt box house. I decided to do what I call a functional mockup of styrofoam and duct tape. This was low cost and easy to fabricate.

In a week I had a working model. I tested it in 110 degree days and in some cool nights. It worked wonderfully well and stood some pretty high winds too. The news said gusts up to 50 mph but probably not that fast in my yard. But still enough to scare me over my brain child.Terry_Holt

Realizing that the plywood version would be 10 times as heavy and not nearly as good thermally, I decided to stick with the white styrofoam…


…it was time to return to my love in Canada; so I collapsed the shelter onto the trailer and headed North towing my brain child.

It was not an uneventful trip…but… There was more excitement with the lighting, but that is of a more mundane nature…


I measured it’s internal temperature in minus 20-30C weather when heated with a small tent heater. It was over 70F. Styrofoam was a good choice.”            ~Terry Holt

Check out the Quelab’s post and slideshow! http://quelab.net/wordpress/879/terrys-amazing-little-camping-trailer/

Open Maker Meetings!

Help make this the best Mini-Maker Faire ever

Join us for one or more Albuquerque Open Maker Meetings to be held at Quelab every Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm.

These meetings will be a quick intro to the Make movement and answering your Maker Faire questions, open to Makers, Volunteers and the general public.  We the volunteers and makers will be painting signs and doing other fun ‘maker’ projects that will help to create the Faire.  As we get closer to the Faire additional days may be added if necessary for large project items as we get closer to the faire.

Please fill out our Maker-In-Training Questionnaire to get on the Volunteer list!


1112 2nd St. NW (map)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Email: info@albuquerque-minimakerfaire.com

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:    www.isea2012.org  •  Register by July 25 to get the early-bird discount!
INFO:        www.isea2012.org  •  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: http://www.isea-web.org/

Christian Ristow’s Hand of Man

Find out more about this presentation in Taos, NM HERE!