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CymaSpace at OMSI Maker Faire 2017

CymaSpace's #SeeingSounds Piano
CymaSpace presenting their #SeeingSounds Piano at the Maker Faire.

From September 16 to 17, 2017, CymaSpace will come back to Portland Mini Maker Faire. Hosted by the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI), CymaSpace will take part in this event as one of the makers presenting their Cymatic experiments.

Maker Faire is a gathering of curious people of all ages who are passionate about learning and sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, and projects.

At the Maker Faire, CymaSpace will be presenting their light sculptures and educating the guests on the Cymatic technology. In addition, guests will be able to construct their own pieces of LED pixel art.

CymaSpace is currently looking for volunteers. There are opportunities to get involved and assist by volunteering at the booth outside of the OMSI building. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact us at .

Come join us and experience the technology of CymaSpace!

What is CymaSpace?

CymaSpace is a Portland, OR based non-profit that focuses on making cultural events inclusive for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We develop art and performances that largely feature the synergy of sound, light, and vibration – some of which have been featured on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, in the Oregon Museum Science and Industry (OMSI), and the Portland Winter Light Festival.

CymaSpace was founded by Myles de Bastion, because as a musician and visual interaction designer who also happens to be Deaf, he experienced first-hand the challenge of participating in a world, that for most part takes for granted the accessibility of sound.

CymaSpace serves to create bridges between the Deaf and the Hearing in a positive way that open doors for underserved minorities, changes misconceptions about Deafness and is striving to make a real, socio-economic difference. Through our work, we show that by lowering barriers that prevent equal access to art and culture, everyone benefits.

CymaSpace is an entirely volunteer-run organization that consists of a thriving community of engineers, artists and forward-thinking partnering organizations who are pioneering the next generation of accessibility, as it pertains to arts and cultural events.

A CymaSpace event is something that needs to be experienced first-hand, all art technology and modern accessibility implementations are developed in-house and cannot be not readily found anywhere else. Whether you are Hearing, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, young or old, all of your senses will be engaged!