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Do-It-Yourself Technology Festival Shows Off the Latest Innovations in Moscow (Video)

3-D selfies, glasses that remove negative emotions and other innovations on the first Maker Fair Festival in Moscow


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Modern society is quite often blamed for just using, and not creating anything new. Consuming and not giving back are considered a common social scourge of people living in capitalist countries. But is it really so?

The Maker Fair festival, that was launched in 2006 in California, proves the opposite. This great exhibition of talents, invention and creativity is held every year in different locations. Hundreds of “Makers” (as they call themselves) from all over the world gather to create something new and to share their knowledge. The main principle of this movement: Do-It-Yourself (DIY). The moto: “Ideate, build and share”. The absolute record was set in 2014 when 215,000 attendees visited the show in the Bay Area and in New York.

A mini version of this festival was organized in Moscow on July 9 and 10 for the first time. It gathered about 5,000 creators of all kinds. Among the brightest projects are: a printer making 3D selfies, robots that copy people’s movements, glasses eliminating negative emotions, and other unusual inventions.

Watch yourself and think again - are we really just consumers, or is it a common delusion?


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