A collaboration between the Exploratorium, MAKE Magazine, and Pixar Animation Studios, Open MAKE is a monthly program highlighting the tools, techniques, and ingenuity of local Makers. Visitors are invited to participate in tinkering and making activities inside the Tinkering Studio, where Makers from around the Bay Area will share their work. In addition, Dale Dougherty, founder and editor of MAKE Magazine, will interview Featured Makers in the McBean Theater.
This month's theme was plastic. We celebrated this most ubiquitous of modern materials in a number of ways:
Each Open MAKE event constitutes the culmination of a whole month dedicated to exploring a different theme, centering activities, exhibits, and artists around a new material. This month, we played with plastic.
Plastic has become one of the world’s most widespread materials. Unfortunately, it's hard to get rid of. Fortunately, it's the perfect material to re-cycle, re-use, and re-purpose. The name itself means "able to be molded," and we intend to take full advantage of its changeable properties!
Throughout January, we invited the public to share in our experiments with plastic. Here are some activities we were able to offer: