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On May 15, 2014 Sesamedia will present at
Do, Make and Create! Exploring Creative Ideas for the Classroom
The 15th Annual VITA-Learn and VSLA Ed Tech Conference! For and by Teachers, Librarians, Administrators and Technology Specialists.  At Champlain College, Burlington, VT. 

Sesamedia and Vermont Makers sessions include: 

Spark a Culture of Innovation: Making-it in Your Community Register and Learn More

Come and see what the kids will be making and learning this summer! A grant from the Vermont Community Foundation was awarded for children and teens in Vermont’s public libraries to support this summer’s Collaborative Summer Library Program theme, Science.

From Space Suits to High Fashion: A Hands-on Introduction to E-textiles Register and Learn More

The emerging field of e-textiles is exciting, fun, beautiful and overflowing with opportunities for innovation. E-textiles are articles of clothing, home furnishings, or architecture that include embedded computational and electronic elements (Berzowska 2005). They are also found in smart military uniforms, sportswear that monitors health indicators and portable medical devices.

Check out both of our programs!

Sponsored by: VSLA and VITA-Learn Co-Sponsored by: Vermont Agency of Education

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Happy New Year!

We have some of our best programming with Vermont FabLab and Vermont Makers coming up in 2014. Also from the studio, three new websites launching in the next month. We'll post the new sites as they go live and you can check out the Vermont Makers programs over at vermontmakers.org.

Other News Bits

We have security and backup recommendations for all of our website clients. Individual notices went out last month and we are beginning to implement the new features in January. If you need to schedule your upgrade, please contact Jenn.

We are very proud of our support of Vermont Makers, Champlain Maker Faire and other art & technology initiatives in Vermont. Check out this short history of Vermont Makers, a graphic timeline of the past few years.

We will launch the distribution of the STEAM-e-ZINE email newsletter and blog this month! Explore innovation zones across art, science + engineering on the local, national and international level.  Subscribe and learn more about STEAM-e-ZINE here.





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Happy Holidays to you!

Thank you to all of our clients for making 2013 a great year.


Best,

Jenn + Sesamedia
Here are some important dates for upcoming classes and workshops. Hope you can join us!

Vermont FabLab Workshop at UVM, 3 credit course
Jan - April 2014


Vermont FabLab Workshop is an overview of the convergence of art + technology in engineering, contemporary art and the DIY maker movement. Through live demonstrations, hands-on projects and complementary readings students will gain technical skills and engage in critical reflections on aesthetics, material culture, technology and society.
More info

• 11/18/13 Preregistration for non degree students through Continuing Education
• 11/25/13 Registration non degree students
• 12/9/14 Registration undergraduate students

If you are interested in enrolling contact UVM Continuing Education:
Phone: (800) 639-3210 or (802) 656-2085
Or fill out the contact form here


E-textiles Workshop  “Under the Influence”with SEABA
February 13, 2014

Art Under the Influence is a fun, stress free event where you can connect with others and your inner creativity, while being ‘influenced’ by an amazing local artist!  The artist will take you through one of their works step by step, and you can take your very own masterpiece home.  All supplies are provided including 16×20 canvas, brushes, smocks, easels, and paint…just bring a friend and your creativity.
More info

Reserve your spot now!
We hope to see you this weekend at Champlain Mini Maker Faire!

Exhibits

We are exhibiting with Vermont Makers. To take a sneak peak at our exhibits visit STEAM-e-ZINE.

We’ll also be represented on the following panel discussions.

Panel Discussions

Sunday 11:15am: Maker Commercialization Panel

Saturday 12:30pm: Maker Space Panel


See you there!