Photos for Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2013

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, Ingenuity produced a the first annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire in partnership with the Cleveland Public Library.  Photo credit: Frank Lanza




Bal Ingenieux Website Launches

We’ve launched a new mini-website devoted to the Bal Ingenieux which will be on Ma

There are photos, directions and info on this year’s event.y 3 this year.

Remember, last year’s first two levels sold out so buy early and often to avoid disappointment!


Save the Date (May 3) for Bal Ingénieux 2013

Our Bal Ingénieux was such a success last year that we decided to do it annually.  The event celebrates the infamous Kakoon Arts Club parties from the early 20th century with a 21st century twist.   Mark your calendar to do something that will shock your grandkids some day.


In the meantime, enjoy this gallery of images from last year’s event and a few from the original Kokoon Arts Club events:




Video: Ingenuity’s Science Fiction Fair

In 2012, Ingenuity launched a Science Fiction Fair pilot project.  We brought together thought leaders and


experts from the community as well as a small but eager group of students from Cleveland schools.  Those students used this expert input to form a

vision of their future.  Working with illustrators from the Rust Belt Monster Collective, students brought their visions to life.  This video features interviews with the students involved and features the posters created for the projected and showcased at IngenuityFest 2012.


The dialogue between the students, artists, and experts was fantastic.  The sessions often turned from a presentation into a spirited discussion and clearly had an impact on the students as they formed ideas abou

t their own future.  It’s a reminder about the good things that can happen when the future is a place where anything is possible.

Thanks to everyone who served as mentors and to the illustrators at the Rust Belt Monster Collective.

This project was made possible through a grant from the Ohio Arts Council.


Awesome Life Illuminated Video

Second Performance on September 15, 2012
Life Illuminated
by Joshua Brown, Daniel Tan, Nathaniel Makowski

What happens when biomedical engineers and dancers collaborate? After brainstorming together, our hypothesis was that we could illuminate unseen aspects of human movement and present medical technology in a new light. And so we’ve begun an experiment to determine if such a relationship is feasible and if we can say something about this relationship between art and technology that we couldn’t say before.

Bringing together those of us who specialize in movement and in medical systems, our aim was to enable a previously unseen aspect of movement to be integrated into the performance itself. Performers have sensors placed on their bodies that measure the muscle signals generated when they move. This muscle activity activates and controls lights that cover the body, allowing for a real time visual augmentation of the performer’s movements. What happens when biomedical engineers and dancers collaborate? The preliminary results are here on display. Our theory is that this is pretty cool. We hope you come to the same conclusion.


Ingenuity Comedy Stage

Organized by Ramon Rivas

Friday and Saturday 8PM – 1AM


Friday, September 14 

Warehouse 32 – Loading Dock

8PM Puterbaugh Sisters opening for Beth Stelling

This hour of comedy features some incredibly unique comedians. The Puterbaugh Sisters (Tiffany @puterbaughs & Danielle @dputerbaugh) can’t properly be described, but alt-vaudeville-sex kittens is close. Beth Stelling @bethstelling is one of the best human beings in comedy and recently made her TV debut on CONAN! They hosted a variety show (Entertaining Julia) together in Chicago for 6 years that’s basically a weekly ingenuity fest unto itself.

The Chucklefck showcases this year will be co-hosted by Chicago’s Will Miles @mrwillmiles + Cleveland’s Ramon Rivas II @RamonRivasII. The top 16 of the 44 submissions received for this years festival will be performing for a chance to be invited to the Best of Fest wrap show Sunday 9/16 at @Hilarities at 7p with special guests the Sklar Brothers!


9 PM Chucklefck Showcase
David Drake @thedaviddrake, Mike Ivy @mikeivystandup, Danny Kallas @dannykallas Brian Kenny @briankenny69

10 PM
Tyler Jackson @tjaxkson, Drew Michael @drewmcomedy, Erik Cribley @erikcribley, Jeff Arcuri @jeffreyarcuri


Lee Honeycutt opens for Last Call Cleveland.  Honeycutt is a true comics comic. He’ll be opening for Cleveland super heroes and dynamic sketch force Last Call Cleveland. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a ‘wigsplosion’


12 PM Unrated Redux
Performers will be invited to come back up and deliver a no holds bar unrated set.


Saturday,  September 15

Warehouse 32 – Loading Dock

Drew Michael @drewmcomedy is a dark cloud bubbling with sharp cutting comedy out of Chicago.

Ryan Singer (@rysing) is from Los Angeles and was named by podcast & comedy luminary Marc Maron as a ‘comic who should be big’ in Rolling Stone. He’s appeared on several episodes of Maron’s highly addictive & popular WTF! Podcast & a finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic

Chucklefck Showcase

James Fritz @jamesfritzcomic, Mike Joyce @notmikejoyce, Kristin Clifford @kristincliff, Mark Colella

Chucklefck Showcase

Jeff Steinbrunner @jsteinbrunner, Lane Pieschel @notnotlane, Curtis Cook @curtis_cook, Puterbaugh Sisters @puterbaugh @dputerbaugh

Zachariah Durr’s “Fun City”

Written and performed by Zachariah Durr @thezdurr, “Fun City” is a sketch / variety show that will include music, puppets, high theatrics, and general hilarity.

Anything else, you have to bring yourself.

Awkward Sex Show Podcast with Carey Callahan @careycallahan

Each episode we’ll discuss another aspect of this weird uncomfortable nerve-wracking thing we call the Human Sexual Experience. 30% comedy, 30% the kind of therapy you get when you go to the bar with your best friend, and 40% telling embarrassing stories in front of strangers, we only want to make sure all you weirdos understand we’re not alone in being seriously fucking confused by all of this shit.

Episode Topic: Sexuality through comedy, with a panel of performers from the Festival. Guest co-host Drew Michael @drewmcomedy