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School of Art + Design to Participate in Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire

The Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire is a showcase of creativity and innovation in the New Jersey and surrounding communities.

The School of Art + Design's industrial and digital design programs will represent NJIT at the Greater Newark Mini Maker Faire April 11, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Newark Museum.

Coordinated by assistant professor Taro Narahara, NJIT will have exhibition booths and a workshop for various hands-on activities using digital technologies, such as 3-D printing, augmented reality, laser scanning, photogrammetry and will also offer an immersive 3-D gaming experience using Oculus Rift.

Other Art + Design faculty members slated to take part in the festivities are Jose Alcala, Augustus Wendell and Andrzej Zarzycki.

Associate dean John Cays will deliver one of the keynote addresses, titled “You Are a Maker,” which will focus on how technology-enabled design programs at NJIT mirror and leverage the natural propensity of students who identify themselves as “makers.”

The event, which promises to take DIY thinking to a whole new level, is free for Newark residents, college students with valid ID and Newark Museum members. For additional information, visit Newarkmuseum.org.