Nathan Pritchett, Executive Director of Fab Lab Tulsa, on the Upcoming Mini Maker Faire

Aug 25, 2016

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Nathan Pritchett, executive director of Fab Lab Tulsa. This popular nonprofit, which opened in Tulsa (near 7th and Lewis) in 2011, offers, per its website, "community access to advanced manufacturing and digital fabrication tools for learning skills, developing inventions, creating businesses, and producing personalized products. Fab Lab Tulsa is one of over 700 MIT-chartered Fab Labs in more than 70 countries and the first in the southeastern region of the United States. [It's also] one of the top labs globally in terms of leadership, organization, support, size, and capabilities, and an excellent example of the impact a fab lab can make on a community." As Pritchett tells us, Fab Lab Tulsa will soon host the fourth-annual, day-long Mini Maker Faire, on Saturday the 27th. This event, as noted online, is "the local version of the award-winning, family-friendly, national and international event celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. The goal is to make visible the projects and ideas that we don't encounter every day." Also on today's program, our commentator Mark Darrah is thinking about the importance of dreams -- and the importance of remembering them.