Cleveland Technology + Art = Ingenuityfest Weekend!
Every year, the tribe of people interested in supporting artists and technologists in our community comes together in an annual gathering called Ingenuityfest. 2014 marked the 10th anniversary of this gathering.
The following are my tweets leading up to this weekend event, followed by tweets, photos, and videos from the event. My goal is to share a little bit of Ingenuityfest 2014. To truly experience it, though, you must attend this annual Cleveland event.
Want to win free tickets to see the film Men, Women & Children starring Adam Sandler @Ingenuityfest on Sun? RT for your chance to win.— Cleveland Scene (@Cleveland_Scene) September 25, 2014
Plan Ahead for Voix de Ville, One of Ingenuity's Most Popular Events http://t.co/qxwRyTNcPQ— Pinch and Squeal (@_PinchandSqueal) September 25, 2014
It's the final countdownnnnnn!!! Less than 24 hours to the start of IngenuityFest 2014! Bring it.— Ingenuity Festival (@Ingenuityfest) September 26, 2014
Seen in the room where we are holding our salons... pic.twitter.com/SeCuzAgqoV— The Civic Commons (@civiccommons) September 26, 2014
Friday Night IngenuityFest - September 26, 2014
The real gems Friday night included the following:
- Rust Belt Monster (@RustBeltMonster) started the mural in the Port of Cleveland (@PortOfCleveland) warehouse. See photos, videos (and tweets with photos and videos) in this blog post to watch the progression over the weekend.
Tim Willis & his robot. Before Ingenuityfest, I had seen the following WEWS TV-5 (@WEWS) video about Tim Willis. While everyone was taking photos selfies with his robot, I thought it was appropriate to take a photo of him with his creation.
- Kinetic Bonfire Artist: Anthony Castronovo. What can I say, bike powered flames just looks cool!
Case Western Reserve University (@CWRU) & LaunchHouse @LaunchHouse sponsored Tesla Orchestra. Always a crowd favorite, it is my understanding that this is the largest tesla coil music machine -- and it is right here in Cleveland!
Also, within the art vendor area, I was glad to see Ryan Schoeneman of Colby Featherbottom's Custom Sound Machines (FeatherbottomGuitars.com - @CFBCSM, Note that they no longer use their old Twitter name of: @Caique_Colby) featuring their locally made custom guitars created with a 72-hour turnaround. I had met Ryan Schoeneman at the JumpStart (@JumpStartInc) 2014 Northeast Ohio Entrepreneur Expo (please read my blog post for more information about other Cleveland area Entrepreneurs) and was interested to learn more about his business.
I discovered later that I had missed many more exhibits that were in the Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr). With all that I viewed at the Port of Cleveland (@PortOfCleveland) warehouse and outdoors, I did not get to the Science Center before it closed. If Ingenuityfest (@Ingenuityfest) partners again with the Great Lakes Science Center, I would recommend visitors start with this indoor venue that closed much earlier than the rest of the festival.
Friday Night IngenuityFest Tweets/Retweets - September 26, 2014
@sos_jr almost a perfect loop!— Jim Ridge (@ridgej) September 27, 2014
Saturday IngenuityFest - September 27, 2014
Since most of Ingenuityfest started in the afternoon, my wife, Julie, and I spent the morning at the NEORSD Open House (see our blog post: Visiting Wally Waterdrop - NEORSD Open House) before heading to the Port of Cleveland and Great Lakes Science Center (@GLScienceCtr).
Arriving at the Great Lakes Science Center, I was very impressed!
The environment was much like I had written about in the blog post about the 2014 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire, which took place at the Cleveland Public Library (@Cleveland_PL). Many of my favorites were here, and I enjoyed talking to many people at the maker booths.
There were so many people I talked to on Saturday, that I can't list them all. Instead, I invite you to view my photos, videos, and tweets that will give you an overview of the day.
Saturday IngenuityFest Tweets/Retweets - September 27, 2014
I posted 23 photos on Facebook in the album "Ingenuity Festival 2014 Festival Friday Recap" http://t.co/qAC2zmvISE— Frank J. Lanza (@fjlanza) September 27, 2014
Sunday IngenuityFest - September 28, 2014
The final day! I want to thank the members of the Cleveland Gamers Developers (@CleGameDevs) who allowed me to learn more today. In particular, I want to thank Brittany Moore (@MooreCreativity) for letting me try out her Wacom tablet (@Wacom) which was of special interest to me, since I had recently been to the Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (@CDPUG) meeting on An Overview of Wacom Graphics Tablets.
It was nice ending the day listening to the Womack Band (@WomackFamily), who I have enjoyed in the past at the Codemash (@Codemash) technology conference (see video in my CodeMash 2013 - Wednesday blog post).
Sunday IngenuityFest Tweets/Retweets - September 28, 2014
Our MakerSpace laser engraver & vinyl cutter will be @Ingenuityfest this weekend. Hope 2 see U there! Both will return to service Mon.— TechCentral (@techcentral_cpl) September 25, 2014
@sos_jr thanks for coming!— Joel Corelitz (@joelcorelitz) September 28, 2014
With so many things to do at the Great Lakes Science Center and Port of Cleveland (@PortOfCleveland), it is interesting to know that there were more things to do that I missed even after attending all three days.
One of the strengths of Ingenuityfest Weekend is that it showcases organizations that are active year round. It is a great place to touch base with and learn about these organizations, but it should be the starting point for supporting all that is happening in Cleveland in the areas of art and technology.
After IngenuityFest Tweets/Retweets
10 huge projects Clevelanders are eagerly anticipating - the 50,000 sq ft CWRU think[box] innovation center is one! http://t.co/7nMExnf8dw— CWRUthinkbox (@CWRUthinkbox) September 18, 2014
Ingenuity Cleveland & Great Lakes Science Center
You can also learn more about Ingenuity Cleveland by reading my blog posts about the events that I attended:
- Sep 23, 2012 - IngenuityFest: Cleveland's Festival of Art & Technology
- May 5, 2013 - Bal Ingénieux, Ingenuity Cleveland
- Sep 26, 2013 - IngenuityFest 2013 Preview Party!
- Oct 1, 2013 - Ingenuity Cleveland 2013
- May 20, 2014 - Bal Ingénieux 2014
Also learn more about the Great Lakes Science Center in my blog posts:
- Visit to NASA Visitor Center at the Great Lakes Science Center during the Cleveland NASA Tweetup
- IngenuityFest 2013 Preview Party! which took place at Great Lakes Science Center
- FREE! Great Lakes Science Center blog post gives an overview of what we learned during the Cleveland Foundation day at the museum.