Our friend Deborah Carter is letting Silicon Valley know our Amsterdam kids are coming for them! Why is teaching our children about computer science so important? How does being a digital native mean more than knowing how to work the iPad? How can we create future innovators, problem solvers and inventors? Deborah from NewTechKids lays it all down for you in this TEDxAmsterdamEd

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MAKE applauds change makers! And we're proud to have been involved with kid computer science program NewTechKids. Our long time friend Deborah Carter, founder and business director of NewTechKids, will be speaking on TEDxAmsterdamED tomorrow. Deborah and her partner Marja-Ilona are education pioneers who are putting all of their efforts to start a digital (r)evolution for elementary school kids. Why is it so important that our children learn about what goes in an iPad? Or

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At MAKE we celebrate and champion people who defeated the odds, inscribed their names in innovation, creativity, changing the world for the good. We're inspired by the 'high priest' of Polka Dots Yayoi Kusama who just turned 84 years old. Yayoi had admitted herself voluntarily into a mental institution where she's been living since 1975 and has made most of her artworks. "Since my childhood, I have always made works with polka dots. Earth, moon,

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We're proud of our collaboration with Holland and Belgium's most successful gadget and innovation platform. Better Awards curates one innovation per month for the Bright audience that betters the world. This month we're highlighting SafetyNet, the 'smart' fishnet that could safe the ocean from overfishing with just a simple tweak. Read the article here For our non-Dutch readers, here's a concise English

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MAKE applauds crafts that are playful, remarkable and strategic. It was great having the man behind I have Pop over at the MAKE office. Check out some of his amazing works. He's crafted pieces of furniture from materials found and taken from the street; made a replica from sneakers from the box they came in; and repainted walls with concrete spray cans, removing the ego aspect and adding a bit more creativity back into graffiti.

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Iris is a 5 year old girl with an extraordinary talent to express herself through painting.  She is Autistic and is only just starting to talk but is able to paint in a style far beyond her years. She is able to spend hours at a time on her extraordinary watercolour paintings and Thula, her Maine Coon cat, can be found right alongside her..

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You never expect the clean, minimal look of Lego bricks and gritty street art to go hand-in-hand. But the modular toy is even more versatile that you think. Photographer Jeff Friesen takes the subversive artworks of elusive street artist Banksy and builds on them with his Lego-inspired series, Bricksy. Friesen, along with his daughter, is a Lego enthusiast who incorporated Lego into many of his projects including 50 States of Legoand The Great Lego North.

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TV characters may not be real, but the level of detail the writer’s put into these fictional people helps others relate to them. Part of their ability to connect with real life viewers is sharing the same work-related struggles or interests in their free time. But what if the characters on TV had businesses and campaigns of their own in real life? They’d probably look a little something like these. In his series, TV Series

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Creative toddler and mum team, produce beautiful art together. Each one starts out with the toddler sketching with an ink pen. Eve’s mother gives her no direction and lets her do whatever she feels, then let’s her daughter’s creativity inspire her and uses her own imagination to quickly transform the scribbles into art.“I feel so blessed that my daughter can remind me once again what it is to paint like a child by letting me see

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Japanese architecture + Amsterdam buildings = Ace! Japanese studio MAMM Design has lowered the kitchen of this apartmentin Amsterdam to fit a mezzanine under the steep roof of an 85-year-old housing block. MAMM Design renovated the top two floors and attic space of a five-storey building for a family of four, who weren't used to the temperamental Dutch climate. What a great eclectic mix of cultural styles.

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