Groundbreakers: Pioneers of the future

The outstanding Opening Event of Maker faire Rome – The European Edition, is back! Hosted by Riccardo Luna, the opening will be the occasion to take stock of what’s next together with those makers who are building our future by combining ingenuity and passion. “Groundbreakers, pioneers, innovators” is this year’s headline to celebrate those who are creating today the everyday technology of tomorrow.

This year two generations of groundbreakers will be on the stage to accompany the audience through an amazing journey covering topics like space travel, robotics for human health, artificial intelligence and art, the new frontiers of industry and of the maker movement, to end up with the circular economy issue.

The guests include: Massimo Banzi, curator of Maker Faire Rome who will give a speech about “Democratizing Industry 4.0″; Don Eyles – MIT programmer and engineer – who crafted software for all the Apollo lunar landing missions with the just-invented Apollo Guidance Computer. He will explain the intricacies of controlling vehicles using software. Another special guest, David Baker—engineer, space technology historian, and editor of SpaceFlight magazine—will discuss spacecraft ingenuity and the key solutions to reaching the Moon when the necessary technology had yet to be invented.

And then A-MINT_Artificial_Musical_Intelligence, unedited algorithmic musical improvisation in an artistic, technological project, created with Rome Tre University, presented by Alex Braga, who will duet with the great pianist and composer Francesco Tristano.
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N.B. Admission to the Conference is free but does not allow entering the Maker Faire Rome exhibition area which will be accessible starting from 02.00 p.m. .

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Friday 12 October
From 10.30 am to 1.30 pm
Room 1 Sala Alibrandi pav. 10
Groundbreakers: Pioneers of the future

Category Talk & Conference · Type Talk