In conjunction with Hot Art Wet City’s Teenage Wasteland show, come exorcize your lingering teen angst by channeling that self-doubt and anguish into making an ugly creature. Mini 1-hour workshop includes all materials; no crafts experience required. Plan to stay longer for drinks and conversation! $15. Register here.
Mini Workshop in Vancouver: Tuesday, August 6thAugust 2, 2013
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire This Weekend!May 30, 2013
All weekend at the PNE Forum, makers from all over the area will be showing off what they make and how to make it.
I’ll be giving a talk on Sunday at 11:30am, and you should come to it! It’ll be a proper conversation, so bring tales and woes of mistakes and failure and making stuff anyway.
Here’s a video from last year’s event, to further convince you to come.
My Talk at Hot Art Wet CityMay 25, 2013
Last week I had the pleasure of being the first speaker in a new series at Vancouver gallery Hot Art Wet City. Chris, the gallery owner, recorded my talk and the ensuing conversation. Grab something to make and have a listen while you work:
We’ll Be at Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2012June 21, 2012
This weekend is the 2nd annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, and we’ll be there!
Find us in the middle of the old Forum building at the PNE, set up for making ugly creatures.
The event runs from 10am-6pm both Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are available at the door, and in advance for a couple bucks off.
We were featured on the VMMF website, too!
Hope to see you there.
Longshot Radio on Creativity and FailureMay 9, 2012
Last week, on a whim, I pitched a story to some radio people who were putting together a whole show in just 48 hours. In conjunction with the brilliant public-radio show Radiolab and the 99% Conference in New York City, Longshot Radio was exploring the topic of creativity, revision and failure. If Mighty Ugly’s not about that, I don’t know what it’s about.
To my surprise and delight, I ended up working with a Radiolab producer on the piece I wrote and recorded in less than 24 hours. It was an honour to be part of such a smart and ambitious project, and downright awesome to have my piece included in the final show.
Here it is:
Help Mighty Ugly rock Vancouver Maker Faire!April 12, 2012
Last year I was only able to run the Mighty Ugly crafting booth for a few hours each day of Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. But this year! Oh, this year I’m determined to have the ugly crafting going on the whole time.
To do that, I’m gonna need some help. That’s where you might come in.
If you’re jacked up by the idea of being a Maker but you’re not quite ready to show off your own project, come help me with Mighty Ugly! You’ll get to experience the event from the other side of the table yet still have loads of time to check out all the other amazing stuff as well.
Check out the form below, and submit it if you’d like to help be a part of something ugly and amazing and creative and wonderful.