Ever want to start your own newspaper or your own magazine? Check out the makers of Antelope Magazine, a new literary magazine created by the quirky minds of its co-editors Meghan McGrath and Elisa Shoenberger.

Elisa and Meghan explain, “The Antelope aims to record the beautiful and the odd. It strives to make visible through traditional and nontraditional documentation the full spectrum of human experience. The Antelope is a document.” The Magazine gets its name from Suzanne Briet’s “What is Documentation?” (1951) that expands the notion of what a document can be or what can be archived. She used the example of an antelope that can be observed and drawn at a zoo, recorded for a film, and then later taxidermied for a natural history museum.

 

Meghan and Elisa had worked on other literary journals but decided that they wanted to publish their own. So they developed a plan and spent the last year brainstorming, calling for work, editing, and managing the new journal. Right now, they are working on the final parts of the magazine, getting it laid out, and raising the funds to publish it via their Kickstarter.

Learn about the process of putting together your own magazine. They’ll talk about the work to plan an idea out, how to make content, and then how to release it into the world. We’re so excited for the Antelope Magazine to be part of Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire.

Come check us out on Saturday, May 6th at Schurz HS!

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Ever want to touch artwork? Have you ever wanted to shout at it? Then check out Kat Granat’s Interactive Art Booth!

The Interactive Art Booth

Ms. Granat’s art focuses on breaking down inapproachability of the art world and bringing together art and technology. Kat Granat creates wonderfully interactive pieces that breakdown the boundaries between art and technology and between artist and audience. People can see that art and technology can be united in really meaningful ways while at the same time, she wants to show that art can be appreciated by anyone. Kat Granat hopes her work will inspire people to create and to converse. She said, “Everyone should have the joy of making a thing. It doesn’t have to be the Mona Lisa or a $30,000 robot…We need art, we need technology. We need both of those things.”

For the Faire, she’s going to show off several of her pieces and have an activity for people. She’s going to let people have a self-guided tour of her art pieces including a piece from Passive/Aggressive show and a robot from a recent show “Friendly Neighborhood Robot Factory.” In addition to showing off her incredible works, she’ll have an activity for all ages. Kat Granat will show people how to make interactive paper sculptures with LEDs in them. That sounds super exciting!

We are looking forward to seeing Kat Granat’s Interactive Art Booth at the Faire!

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 Welcome back, Chicagoland Makers!

BubblesSchurz High School , the Urban School Foundation, and local maker Christina Pei return with the third annual Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire, celebrating teaching and learning for all ages of makers, new and old!  For those of you who are new to Maker Faire, it is the largest celebration of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) in the world.  Maker Faire is a venue for inventors, technophiles, artists, crafters, mad scientists, hackers, musicians, and anyone who makes cool things and want to show others how it’s done.  If this describes you:

APPLY NOW!

Reserve your maker table at Schurz High School on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  We will be accepting applications until April 7.  There is no cost to makers to present and it’s FREE for your friends to attend!  Makers will also be featured on our website and advertisements.

Questions? Contact us at ChicagoNorthsideMF@gmail.com

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