The Heart of Maker Faire is an installation piece, built for and first displayed at Maker Faire UK, April 1st/2nd 2017, at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.
More than 450 people contributed a little piece of themselves, writing a note about something that was in their heart on the day and sealing it inside a jar. They measure their heart rate, then add their jar to the shelves above a set of lights which beat at their heart rate.
We like to think that the installation says something about the people who come together at Maker Faire. About how we’re all individuals, but about our similarities too.
Watch the video to get a sense of how the piece looked, and of the responses it prompted.