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Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you interested in exploring the vast mysteries of the cosmos, understanding human evolutionary history or talking about the long-term future of the planet earth? These topics and more will be discussed in Black Holes, Beakers, and Books, a book club that reads and discusses popular science books published within the last five years.

Join us for a discussion of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson. Maker spaces, such as the nationwide TechShop and other public workshop arenas, are becoming a new forum for entrepreneurs, inventors, and craftspeople. These spaces give everyday citizens the opportunity to create finely-tuned 3-D objects without the prohibitive expense of high-tech engineering equipment. Anderson explains how makers are changing both the economy and the design world.

We'll take the first half of the hour to discuss the book, after which we'll go to the second floor to view a demonstration of the library's newly acquired 3-D printer.

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Event fee: Free
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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