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Teletypes at Local Schools' STEAM Events

by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on

While at the 2019 Thanksgiving Point Mini Maker Faire, I happened to meet up with Beth Drees, who helps run the DIY Festival in Salt Lake City. Apparently this is a maker-faire-esque event that’s been going on for twelve years now, and I only just heard about it.

She invited me to bring my machines around to a few schools’ STEAM events (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) in conjunction with her organization, Craft Lake City, the events being sponsored by Google Fiber, apparently. Well, whaddaya know, Haddi- Man?

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Remington’s Christmas Wishlist 2019

by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on

Remington is a man of many words and diverse desires, but he has been able to pinpoint the following most important items he hopes to receive from the Santaman and relatives. He does know how to leverage his cuteness to get what he wants, and he is not afraid to use it.

Remington has a persuasive method to get what he wants
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Lisa’s Christmas Wishlist 2019

by Lisa Kaye Cunningham on

Christmas is here once again and in the happy name of traditional gift-giving, I’ve composed a list of material items I would like to possess. But it feels silly to write such a list, as so many of the things I want aren’t material: the wisdom to go to sleep at a decent hour, the patience to handle difficult toddler bedtimes, the time to give all my loved ones the care and attention they deserve, and a big kick in the pants to my inner perfectionism that keeps killing my creative drive with feelings of doubt and self-consciousness. But hey, it’s Christmas! So let’s focus on the material possessions now and work on the self-improvement come New Years…for two whole days before everyone purposely ignores all their resolutions. Cool.

Lisa LOVES Christmas!
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Jordan’s Christmas Wishlist 2019

by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on

It’s that time of year when the world falls in love; every song you hear seems to say…

GIVE ME MORE STUFF.

Brass tacks, folks: this is the list. It is tradition. It is a necessitude. The important thing to note is that what I really want is to cut out all of the unnecessaries and savor what little time I have in this mortal coil on what matters the most: my one true love, and my three true boys. In other words: get off my lawn.

Merry Christmas -- now get off my lawn
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Teletypes at the 2018 Thanksgiving Point Mini Maker Faire

by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on

I began writing this in January, 2019 and have been so preoccupied with the comings and goings of existence that I rather forgot about it. So let’s finish it up and send it out to the vast pit of the internet and see what we bring up.

Having had a stupendous time at the Salt Lake City Mini Maker Faire earlier in 2018, I wasn’t about to let another one go by without me lugging my 100+ pound machines across the valley and let hundreds of people young and old enjoy the fascinating, almost neo-Victorian style of communication that has been all but forgotten by a world that would not exist without it as a part of its foundation (deep breath– that was a long sentence). I now hereby write about my escapades, both the near-catastrophic events leading up to the event, the good and bad during the event, and saying goodbye to the great machines for a time just afterward, complete with photographic evidence.

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