Jay Silver

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Jay Silver invents cool stuff. He invented Makey Makey, a kit that allows users to turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet, like creating a working piano out of bananas. He’s also put out many creative platforms, including Drawdio and Singing Fingers, that are in the hands of hundreds of thousands. Time magazine named one of his inventions “Top 15 Toys for Young Geniuses.”
  • Speaker PopTech 2012
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In the 'Maker Movement,' art is all around us

In the 'Maker Movement,' art is all around us

A consumer warning label written in bold letters on the packaging of Makey Makey, one of Jay Silver’s inventions, says: “WARNING: User may start to believe they can change the way the world works. Extended usage may result in creative confidence.”

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New speakers added to PopTech Camden lineup!

New speakers added to PopTech Camden lineup!

PopTech is thrilled to announce a new round of speakers added to this year’s convening in Camden, Maine. New presenters include a civil rights leader and public health advocate, an epidemiologist who studies how traumatic events alter population health, and a former bank-thief-turned-neuroscientist who has shown how to project patients’ thoughts onto a screen in front of their eyes by implanting electrodes deep inside their brains.Read more »