last weekend, rinne participated in a super fun event in town, the athens maker fest at the lyndon house. working with local non-profit arrow, they teamed up with our friends from athica. inspired by rinne's photography projects, all 3 of the activities had to do with the fundamentals of light and optics. their group made sun prints with found objects outside on the sidewalk. they also created a walk-in camera obscura room where the walls were filled with images projected from the outside. and, last but not least, there were 10 portable camera obscura that folks could put on their head to learn how a camera works (thanks to our friends janelle & ryan who fabricated them for us!). elsewhere in the building there were demos of making of all types: lace makers and spinners on up to people working with 3-d printers and robotics...a little something for everyone! it was great to see so many people (over 1000!) enjoying all types of making. thanks to the lyndon house for hosting such a great event, and thanks also to hatch athens for putting it all together!
photographs by rinne allen