3e édition de la Maker Faire Paris, 30 avril & 1er mai 2016

Le 30 avril et 1er mai 2016 aura lieu la Maker Faire de Paris au sein de la Foire de Paris, Porte de Versailles.

Durante la Foire de Paris si terrà la Paris Maker Faire il 30 aprile e 1 maggio, a Porte de Versailles, Parigi.

During the Foire de Paris will be held the Paris Maker Faire on April 30th and May 1st, Porte de Versailles, Paris.


Maker Faire est à la fois une fête de la science, une foire populaire et l’événement de référence de l’innovation partout dans le monde. Ce concept totalement unique regroupe stands de démonstration, ateliers de découverte, spectacles et conférences autour des thèmes de la créativité, de la fabrication, des cultures Do It Yourself et Makers. Cet événement réunit des passionnés de technologies, des artisans, des industriels, des amateurs, des ingénieurs, des clubs de science, des artistes, des étudiants et des Start’Up. Ensemble, ils forment la communauté des Makers et viennent pour montrer leurs créations et partager leurs connaissances. Les visiteurs affluent à Maker Faire pour entrevoir l’avenir et trouver l’inspiration pour devenir eux-mêmes des Makers. Depuis 2015, Maker Faire est présent dans plus de 160 villes dans le monde !

Site internet ici

Invitations gratuites (dans la limite des places disponibles) ici

4e édition de la Maker Faire Roma, 14-16 octobre 2016

Du 14 au 16 octobre aura lieu la 4e édition de la Maker Faire de Rome.

Dal 14 al 16 ottobre si terra la Maker Faire di Roma.

From October 14th to 16th will be held the Roma Maker Faire.


What is Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire celebrated 150 Faires in 2015 alone and has reached over 1,5 million attendees globally since it launched in San Mateo, California in 2006, less than a year after the publication of the first Make: Magazine. The tenth annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1200 maker entries and 145,000 attendees.

World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ maker entries and 90,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Rome, Paris, Hannover, Berlin, Trondheim, Oslo, Newcastle (UK), Tokyo  Singapore, Taipei, and Shenzhen host our larger-scale “featured” Maker Faires, and over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the globe.

MAKER FAIRE ROME – The European Edition

Maker Faire Rome is the European edition of Maker Faire. It’s organised by Asset Camera, a Special Agency of the Rome’s Chamber of Commerce, whose mission is to place the city of Rome at the center of the debate on innovation, by spreading the digital culture, and developing the individual and collective entrepreneurship that is so integral to the Maker movement’s genetic makeup.

Maker Faire Rome combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create something totally new. It’s an event created to cater to curious participants of all ages, wishing to experience firsthand the makers’ inventions. Inventions that are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whether big or small.

Maker Faire Rome is an event designed to turn the spotlight on hundreds of projects from around the world that are able to catapult visitors into the future.

Not just a fair for field experts. At Maker Faire, you’ll find inventions in the field of science and technology (from 3D printers to wearables, through to drones, robots and digital manufacturing), but also new forms of art, entertainment, crafts, food experiments and attractions never seen before.

The watchwords of the Maker Faire Rome are: meeting, exchange, training, entertainment and interaction.
The public can experience and try their hand with these new inventions where innovation is made available to everyone. An experience where participants are an integral part of the fair itself.

An event for families, where children and adults can get involved in hundreds of fun and educational activities and demonstrations. A place where you can learn how to build your own smartphone, your own toys, “3D print” shoes, jewellery, handbags and even edible ravioli, or discover how to make your house home-automated with just a few simple measures.

With over 600 inventions on display in 2015 and more than 100 thousand visitors, Maker Faire Rome is the world’s largest exhibition after the “Area Bay” and “New York” in the US.

This year, after the success of the 2013 , 2014 and 2015 editions, we expect hundreds of inventions and attractions from 65 nations. On the programme: live performances, panels, workshops, seminars, conferences and many surprises in store especially for children who will have a special Kids Area, which is even bigger with even more activities than previous editions.

The Maker Faire 2016 runs 14 to 16 October 2016 at Fiera di Roma.

Website here


Call for schools

Are you still in school even though you already have what it takes to be a Maker?
Do you have an innovative project that you’d like to show to the public at Maker Faire Rome 2016?
What are you waiting for? Send us your proposal! The Call for Schools is now open!
Link here

Interested in becoming a Partner ?

The event offers various ways to become a partner thanks to its approach geared to enhance the presence of individual businesses or organisations by creating a single narrative with high engagement both Onsite and Online.

Why become a Partner?

  1. Give your business maximum exposure by entering into a marketing process lasting 8 months and spanning over more than 65 countries.
  2. Meet a great deal of participants, including professionals, young people and families during the event.
  3. Let your brand be seen as new, different, fresh and original.
  4. Open up a lasting exchange with an international movement – the Makers – who are present in 120 nations.
  5. Increase brand awareness among target consumers
  6. To better define projects and products, in an ever-changing industry, thanking to the presence of partners and qualified visitors.
  7. To participate in the development of ideas and innovative contents of the fourth industrial revolution.

Link here

Call for Big Bang Projects
This year there’s something new, we are building Maker Faire together, not just in terms of content but also in terms of its major attractions. Pending the usual Call for Makers (April-June) when makers will be able to submit their own projects, we would also like to receive proposals from those wishing to help us make this event unforgettable.
You have until 28 April to submit your ideas, which may be presented in the Fiera di Roma exhibition area, for the following:

  • large-scale projects;
  • highly interactive projects involving the public;
  • setups/attractions with high visual impact suitable for giving character to event spaces (pavilions, outdoor walkways, entrances and access areas, etc.);
  • areas for interactive activities (walkways, aviaries, stages, workshops, etc.);
  • topical exhibits and informative displays.

Link here


Conférence – CAASiena 2015: vidéos des communications

Les vidéos des communications de la conférence du CAA 2015 à Sienne sont en ligne:
Le video delle communicazioni del CAA 2015 a Siena sono online :
The video of the communications of the CAA 2015 in Siena conference are online :

– The Opening Address and Keynotes : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBjeGwwG0rtS2mJajS29F7SAV-7fBuzc9
– ArcheoFOSS: free/open source software and archaeological research, ten years later : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBjeGwwG0rtSQ4SpHcv2EFjaqr6ldT_gf
– Electronic resources for archaeology: from databases to digital open data : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBjeGwwG0rtTMqBspUBqOCcjfli_xL4UW
– Modelling large-scale human dispersals: data, pattern and process : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBjeGwwG0rtQiThfH9sl49Cs45nZIECZ1
– Linked Data: From interoperable to interoperating : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBjeGwwG0rtSqHqVBbY75v6lxpRdgS5B-
– Roundtable Simulating the Past: Complex Systems Simulation in Archaeology : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-URtu5XwbQ&feature=youtu.be

We need you ! Discuss and complete the “Archaeogaming manifesto” at TIPC

Lors de la conférence “The Interactive Pasts: Exploring the intersections of archaeology and video games” (#TIPC) organisée par VALUE à Leiden en avril 2016, l’un des ateliers était un groupe de réflexion et de discussion sur le sujet de “l’Archeogaming”.

L’objectif de cet atelier était de créer une structure pour développer un langage commun et des liens plus faciles entre les développeurs de jeux vidéos et les archéologues pour permettre un futur plus riche en collaborations.

L’atelier (dont j’ai fais partie) a donné lieu à des discussions particulièrement intéressantes et un “manifeste” écrit a été créé en fin d’atelier pour récapituler ce qui avait été discuté : http://www.valueproject.nl/blog-posts/in-depth-analysis/the-beginnings-of-an-archaeogaming-manifesto/

Un appel est maintenant lancé aux internautes pour l’étudier, le discuter et le compléter. Donc à vos claviers !


Recap of the Interactive Pasts workshop: ‘Learning a Common Language – How to Speak Archaeogaming’:
One of the workshops of the “The Interactive Pasts: Exploring the intersections of archaeology and video games” (#TIPC) conference organized by VALUE in Leiden in April 2016, was a brainstorm and discussion session on the topic of Archaeogaming.

The aim of this workshop (to which I participated) was to create a framework for a common language so that video game developers and archaeologists can understand each other better, thus allowing for more fruitful future collaborations:

A call is now launched to you to read, discuss and then complete this work.
So, we need you !

Dossier – Innovation dans les musées, monuments et lieux de culture scientifique: le cahier des tendances 2015

Un dossier très intéressant du site “Club Innovation & Culture France (CLIC France)” présentant un “cahier des tendances 2015” sur les innovations numériques patrimoniales en France et dans le monde.

Le CLIC France a été créé en octobre 2008, le Club Innovation & Culture, CLIC France réunit les musées, lieux de patrimoine et lieux de culture scientifique français sensibilisés aux problématiques des nouvelles technologies numériques et de leurs usages.

Le dossier se divise en 8 tendances :

1.Des applications mobiles guides de visite de plus en plus riches et élaborées

2.Des collections de plus en plus partagées 

3.De nouveaux outils numériques au service de l’éducation et de la jeunesse

4.Des visiteurs de plus en plus acteurs

5.Des contenus virtuels inédits et exclusifs

6.Virtuelle ou augmentée : les nouvelles réalités de l’art et du patrimoine

7.De nouveaux moyens de financement

8.Les coups de cœur 2015 du CLIC France