Midsummer Maker Meetup

Our weekly Makers at Amherst Media drop-in hours are moving from Friday to Wednesday afternoons from around 3pm to 5:30pm. If you're interested in working on a Maker project, asking technical questions, or just learning more about the Makerspace, you're welcome to drop by and chat. Our group has been extremely active in the past couple of months -- Read more to find out what we've been up to!

This Sunday, September 21st, the Fall 2014 Fast Forward Film Series will present a screening of six short silent films accompanied by pianist Ellen Cogen.  This unique opportunity will bring the audience back in time to re-live the silent era.  In addition to accompaniment of six short films, Cogen will discuss the challenges of performing live for silent film.

Screening time will last approximately 35 minutes.   

Program Features

Hitchcock Center Mini-Conference

Currently, there are five buildings in the world that are fully certified by the Living Building ChallengeTM(LBC), the most rigorous certification program for green buildings available today. One of these is located in Western Massachusetts – the Smith College Bechtel Environmental Classroom, in Whately.

Titled Applications in “Do-It-Together” Environmental Monitoring Technologies: A “Flipped”, Service Learning, “Makerspace” Course , this new class with Professor Charlie Schweik will be offered to UMass and Five-College students this fall.

The Institute of the Black World is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Police Killings of Black Men: Ferguson and Beyond The Way Forward tonight at 6:30pm. The forum will be held at famed Washington DC bookstore Busboys & Poets, and streamed live online. The stream is also available at the end of this article.