I normally spend three full days at the annual IngenuityFest Weekend, but family commitments only allowed me to visit on Saturday, September 24, 2022, for three hours in the evening. I was so impressed with the event, I want to share in this blog post the photos/videos that I and others shared about the weekend. After 2020's IngenuityFest being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and last year being an outdoor event at the Cleveland Metroparks, it was good to be back at a more traditional IngenuityFest Weekend of creativity at the Hamilton Collaborative location.
I also want to mention that one of the highlights, in addition to the incredible displays and performances, was reconnecting with people that I have not seen in person the last few years. It has been a difficult time for many people, and I am grateful to the artists who are IngenuityFest, and the sponsors that support their work.
Before IngenuityFest 2022 Weekend - Announcements & Related Activities
At the Friday, July 29, 2022, PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 37 in CWRU’s Toby’s Plaza (click here to read my blog post), it was announced that PechaKucha Night Cleveland Volume 38 would be part of the opening night of IngenuityFest 2022:
Great to hear from @mchristoff, @EmilyBacha & @AmyViny that #PechaKucha Night #Cleveland @PKNCLE Volume 38 will be Sept 23, 2022, at @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest.https://t.co/Jo5wxF9GXm#PKNCLE38 https://t.co/DREhmWFL96— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) July 30, 2022
I already enjoy IngenuityFest: https://t.co/botCf6IY3x pic.twitter.com/OOpAGivUQt
Blog Post: "FRONT International Days & #PechaKucha Night #Cleveland - #UniversityCircle"https://t.co/eueJpaO8b2— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 19, 2022
A BIG thank you to:@FrontTriennial #FrontArt2022@PKNCLE #PKNCLE37@InTheCircle@ClevelandArt@CleInstituteArt@CWRU@moCaCleveland@ArtistsArchives@CAN_journal pic.twitter.com/XBuHCE1VDW
I also learned that Motogo Cleveland is the nonprofit educational wing of Skidmark Garage. I mentioned about this Cleveland community garage first opening in a 2016 tweet -- ". . .@skidmarkgarage will be opening a new community #motorcycle garage . . ." -- which is in my 2016 Ingenuity Fest blog post
I learned about Skidmark Garage since it is located in the Hamilton Collaborative, as is Ingenuity Cleveland. Learn more in my blog posts:
So cool!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) August 6, 2022
At @IngenuityCLE I learned about @SkidmarkGarage
now at @CleStartsHere #motorcycle exhibit I learn that @SkidmarkGarage's Motogo is part of @LaurelSchool's #STEM program.
See details in great @WKYC video & article: https://t.co/8IuDOl5bAk https://t.co/6yyUHNBwJN pic.twitter.com/zPNYGopd6w
At @CleStartsHere's motorcycle exhibit I saw a #Honda built by @LaurelSchool students that a childhood friend owned.https://t.co/a8lAQG7IlF— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) August 7, 2022
Now, I read article how @LaurelSchool girls assembles vintage motorcycle engine through @SkidmarkGarage's Motogo https://t.co/yxNyZCGvPd pic.twitter.com/9Mzo7ZJdan
Yes @skidmarkgarage!— Kirsten Ellenbogen (@kellenbogen) August 7, 2022
@kellenbogen, yes very interesting that "2017, Skidmark founded it’s non-profit, 501c3 educational wing, Motogo, to teach kids confidence through #motorcycles"— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) August 7, 2022
I remember @SkidmarkGarage 2016 opening: https://t.co/3Mj77u3TVihttps://t.co/2mw8DvI1yd pic.twitter.com/JtqOG0uAdi
Please retweet the following tweet to share my blog post:
Blog Post: "Family Time: Euclid Beach Park Days & Motorcycles/Tractors"https://t.co/jN1LhCwQ5P— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) August 9, 2022
* @kefrith's #AmusementPark memorabilia at #EuclidBeachPark Days
* My son & I at @CleStartsHere #motorcycle exhibit
* My dad & I at @LakeMetroparks historical engine exhibit pic.twitter.com/k6PasqMC1X
We are thrilled to announce that IngenuityFest will return on September 23-25, 2022! . . .
Drawing on the best traditions of World’s Fairs and (inter)national exhibitions, including the ability to highlight those scientific, technological and social innovations that have driven progress, Expo: Ingenuity will ignite the creative spark by tracing a history of imagination through time and place, highlighting the ability of expositions to bring people together to uplift achievement and human ingenuity.
At Ingenuity Cleveland, we are thrilled to gather and celebrate this past, present and future (from steam-powered to space-age!) with the return our flagship event, alongside our wide community of artists, performers, entrepreneurs and YOU!
Announcing IngenuityFest 2022 | Expo: Ingenuity:
IngenuityFest 2022 | Expo: Ingenuity is happening September 23-25!! Have you gotten your tickets yet??https://t.co/r3xQr9bpVh#ingenuitycleveland #ingenuityfest #expoingenuity pic.twitter.com/7VRpCLYYln— Ingenuity Cleveland (@ingenuitycle) September 16, 2022
I was in Ingenuity Fest 2 times.— scottmconard (@scott_conard) September 16, 2022
IngenuityFest is NEXT WEEKEND! Here's What You Need to Know! https://t.co/XyRwHbOGTt— Ingenuity Cleveland (@ingenuitycle) September 16, 2022
@ingenuitycle's IngenuityFest is returning this year from September 23-25! This festival is truly one-of-a-kind, combining art, music, and technology. Learn more: https://t.co/N211LsQeao pic.twitter.com/hx3GxvzTLZ— Key Tower (@Key_Tower) September 17, 2022
#ngenuityfest 2022 returns with an expanded footprint. The annual festival this year brings returning favorites and new exhibits, as well as shows off the community partnerships that have been forged in the past two years. @ingenuitycle #expoingenuityhttps://t.co/bhy0HjwPK8— FreshWaterCLE (@FreshWaterCLE) September 19, 2022
#IngenuityFest2022 is all about civic pride and showcasing the human imagination at its best. Join @ingenuitycle for a weekend of art, technology, trade exhibits and professional excellence September 23-25. https://t.co/3dXPGaOoB4— JumpStartInc (@JumpStartInc) September 19, 2022
New music this week.— The Monday Program (@MondayProgram) September 19, 2022
Performing at @ingenuitycle Saturday.
It’s a good Monday
I was so excited to see Dixon's Violin's tweet that he would be performing as part of his "Humankindness tour" at IngenuityFest 2022, since I remembered enjoying his show at Ingenuity Cleveland 2013.
Humankindess tour continues! Where will I see you? pic.twitter.com/x9NorfhoWy— Dixon's Violin (@dixonsviolin) September 22, 2022
Here is my photo from 2013 -- see my video of Dixon's Violin in my Ingenuity Cleveland 2013 blog post.
IngenuityFest 2022 | Expo: Ingenuity starts TOMORROW! Here is everything you need to know! https://t.co/20cYOxLRzC— Ingenuity Cleveland (@ingenuitycle) September 22, 2022
Just got a sneak peek of the @ingenuitycle lab exhibit in Cleveland. It opens tomorrow and runs all weekend. Check it out if you can. Art installations fill an enormous warehouse. So cool.— Frenchy and the Punk (@frenchyNthepunk) September 23, 2022
On the morning of IngenuityFest (Friday, September 23, 2022), it was good to see that @SaschaPeppercor and @JarrydHuntley will be displaying their creativity at IngenuityFest 2022 -- EXPO: INGENUITY.
If you're headed to @ingenuitycle this weekend, come visit the Lunar Landing on the third floor and see yourself in space!— SaschaPeppercorn (@SaschaPeppercor) September 23, 2022
Who am I gonna see at @ingenuitycle this weekend? I’ll be on the 4th floor at the @CleGameDevs booth on an off all weekend. :)— Jarryd Huntley (@JarrydHuntley) September 23, 2022
If you’re in Cleveland and weren’t planning on it already, you should stop by! It’s gonna be a rad weekend!
Make sure not to miss out on the FutureLAND pop ups @ingenuitycle like the demo hall, a superpower / Web3 work shop, a networking mixer for creatives and innovators, and a panel where you can hear from some of the FutureLAND team! It’s going to be an incredible weekend. pic.twitter.com/0Fe5dGFDAc— FutureLAND® (@futurelandcle) September 23, 2022
Event season is winding down but you'll still find us out & about!— Cleveland Water (@ClevelandWater) September 23, 2022
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FRI, SAT, SUN
IngenuityFest 2022 - Expo: Ingenuity
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 1:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
GET THE 411 ON THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
IngenuityFest takes place at IngenuityLabs @ the Hamilton Collaborative (5401 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115).
FESTIVAL VILLAGES INCLUDE
IngenuityFest is divided up into themed sections - called "villages" - where you'll find vendors, exhibitors, stages, and more! This is just a sampling of what you can expect - we have 11 villages total!
Ideation Station - featuring a Speakers Stage, the See Our Light equity arts project by FabHouse CLE, and information on the Re-Discover St. Clair Superior Master Plan
Makers Mecca - you'll find dozens of individual makers and artisans showcasing pop-up shops with art, clothing and handmade items.
Wellness Way, Presented by MetroHealth - A Village Dedicated to whole-community wellness of mind, body and spirit! Find intergenerational activities and kid-friendly art-making, plus the opportunity to learn about neighborhood wellness resources!
Inventor's Emporium - Celebrate the more whimsical side of the World's Fair with imaginative exhibits that wend their way dreamily through Expos past.
Lunar Landing - A 180 Degree immersive otherwordly experience with immersive projections from Kevin Jackson and a downtempo vibe created just for you from local DJs Mark Strauss, 1Auxy, Jason Sodich and Justin Hartman
...PLUS so much more! Across all villages, six stages will bring you music in all styles from hip-hop, to folk, to honky-tonk delights. With the intimate feel and Victorian circus vibes of The Cabaret; the local and touring acts at Music Meadow; to bass beats and fast rhymes of The Dock Stage, plus, the ever popular upstairs bar and hang-out at the Crystal Palace Stage, audiences can appreciate performance at its best, including showcases from a variety of performance collectives like Beat Freak, Roots of American Music, Cleveland Comedy Festival and Temple of Passions. Headlining performances on Tesla’s Polyphonic Stage include the Tesla Orchestra, Crooked River Circus, Dixon’s Violin and more!
I think @ingenuitycle is my favorite Cleveland event. The WTF factor just never disappoints and the location is perfect. It’s the best celebration of both CLE’s grit and creativity, IMO. Another great year. pic.twitter.com/npwshe3hEL— Phil Kidd (@PhilTKidd) September 24, 2022
Come see Babel Box Theater @ingenuitycle #IngenuityFest2022! We are honoring our loved ones who passed over + celebrating life w beautiful music.— Lynn Tramonte (@tramontela) September 24, 2022
Film “Camposanto” by Alex + Lilly Corona was shot in location w captivating, non-professional actors. You MUST see!!!! pic.twitter.com/YZY6VwJqcI
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - My Evening Visit to Explore IngenuityFest 2022 - Expo: Ingenuity
Due to family commitments, I missed Friday night & Saturday daytime of @IngenuityCLE ’s #IngenuityFest, but I am so glad I was able to go Saturday night! It was FANTASTIC . . . Thank you so much to the sponsors that make it possible!
Here are my tweets with photos/videos from when I visited on Saturday evening. It was particularly great to be back at Ingenuity Cleveland's Hamilton Collaborative after the 2020 cancellation and the 2021 outdoor Ingenuity at the Lake -- I was very impressed with what I saw during my three-hours visit, and wish I could have stayed longer.
Last year, I enjoyed #IngenuityFest outdoors in partnership with @Famicos & @Clevemetroparks.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
After a rough week, I’m glad to be at @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest 2022 Expo this Saturday night.https://t.co/4JIcdXJlPh
I enjoy IngenuityFest every year https://t.co/5zY3b7WE25 https://t.co/EAKumuFsMs pic.twitter.com/cqzRzY1zS2
You've never heard violin like this!
The world's premier visionary violinist, Dixon's life mission is to inspire people - and he has done so at over 1,000 concerts across North America, including giving four TED talks/performances, over ten years at Burning Man and Electric Forest, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed to create an all-live one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation...
I had not looked at the IngenuityFest 2022 Expo Program stage schedule -- I just planned to wander the expo and let fate determine what I saw -- so I was very pleased when I found myself enjoying Dixon's Violin's performance!!! If you enjoy his music clips in the following tweets, please share with others by retweeting. I remembered enjoying his performance from 2013, and have some short video clips in my 2013 blog post:
- Blog Date: October 1, 2013 - Ingenuity Cleveland 2013
See the "Ingenuity Cleveland's IngenuityFest 2013 Friday - Day 1" section of this blog post.
I remember really enjoying @DixonsViolin at #IngenuityFest 2013! https://t.co/Qoua1uxVHr— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
https://t.co/xkGb4KKyOM@DixonsViolin, I am so glad I was able to tell you how I enjoyed your 2013 show and your #violin show tonight at @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest 2022 Expo. https://t.co/MH8e43LjRq pic.twitter.com/03cSquupfp
Dixon's Violin's performance at IngenuityFest 2022 is part of his "Humankindness Tour" -- here is his Humankindness video from TEDxDetroit, which you can share with others by retweeting my tweets that follow.
Humankindness | Dixon's Violin | TEDxDetroit
Jan 5, 2022 We have all experienced so much loss in the past two year. It has left us feeling isolated and divided. But we have the power to make a change. You’ve never heard violin like this! The world’s premier visionary violinist, Dixon’s life mission is to inspire people – and he has done so across North America, including giving three TED talks/performances, over ten years at Burning Man, plus radio, TV, and film appearances. A former technology leader and symphony violinist, Dixon walked away from a distinguished career to follow his dream full-time, and invented a whole new music genre. Dixon now improvises on a 5-string electric violin with a looping system he developed to create an all-live one-man symphony, guided by his remarkable personal story of life transformation. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. . . .
I enjoyed @DixonsViolin electric #violin performance at #IngenuityFest in 2013 and at @IngenuityCLE’s Expo: Ingenuity 2022. @DixonsViolin 2022 performance is part of his "Humankindness Tour"https://t.co/BvEEyIZPsf— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 3, 2022
Today, I listen to his #TEDx video: https://t.co/IU1IsgSuWM https://t.co/beao0rGpRS pic.twitter.com/glM2PTCS0R
Humankindess tour continues! Where will I see you? pic.twitter.com/x9NorfhoWy— Dixon's Violin (@dixonsviolin) September 22, 2022
Hula hoop dancers performed while Dixon played his violin.
The Tesla Orchestra formed in 2009 at Case Western Reserve University and has rotated members since then, always with the same goal of entertaining audiences with high-tech performances and promoting science and engineering around the world. The group is currently based at Ingenuity Labs - an arts and science incubator in Cleveland, Ohio (USA).
Please share both the following tweets by retweeting them, and share their website URL, TeslaOrchestra.com, so more people learn about their "team of engineers, artists, and misfits using technology to entertain audiences around the world."
I always enjoy @TeslaOrchestra at #IngenuityFest!@IanCharnas, good talking to you tonight. I always enjoy your videos about your @CWRUthinkbox work. Thanks for founding @TeslaOrchestra!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
Good times at @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest 2022 Expo: Ingenuityhttps://t.co/4JIcdXJlPh https://t.co/SfpcTjsakq pic.twitter.com/1JgDTDXltn
Ian Charnas is a director and co-founder of Sears think[box], a 7-story Makerspace and Innovation Center at Case Western Reserve University that is free and open to the public. He graduated from Case Western with degrees in both computer and mechanical engineering.
His personal work blends art and technology in creatively-themed exhibits and group projects, including the World’s Largest Twin Musical Tesla Coils, a real-life Mario Kart, and a Waterfall Swing. Ian and his work have been featured on Gizmodo, Make Magazine, Wired, Forbes, NPR, NBC, ABC, Popular Mechanics, BoingBoing, AdaFruit, PitchFork, and Hack-a-Day.
He aims to inspire creativity and the belief that you can do anything.
After the The Tesla Orchestra performance, it was good that my son, Kevin, and I got to talk to Ian Charnas, who is the founder and director of the Case Western Reserve University Sears think[box]. Kevin often uses think[box] resources for his projects which require laser cutting/engraving, 3-D printing, and/or embroidering.
I was fortunate to attend the think[box] opening event -- Thinkapalooza - in 2015, which included not only The Tesla Orchestra performance, but also CWRU Robotics, Xyla Foxlin's Baymax Buddies project, CWRU's Baja SAE Team, and a perfect replica of the "Back To The Future" DeLorean Time Machine!!! My wife and co-blogger, Julie, and I were excited to be able to sit in the DeLorean Time Machine at the opening party!!!!! Learn more about the opening in my blog post:
- Blog Date: December 1, 2015 - CWRU think[box] Thinkapalooza!
I highly recommend following @IanCharnas on Twitter -- a search on Twitter for our interactions shows some of the interesting things I have learned from him. Also, be sure to see his IanCharnas.com website and his Ian Charnas YouTube Channel.
Thor's HammerAfter reading Ian Charnas's Thor's Hammer blog post, be sure to see the Tesla Orchestra Video: Thor Summons Lightning
Thor Cosplay with Real Lightning! Tesla Orchestra's musical Tesla coils are featured in the video.
"Aug 23, 2021 Special thanks to Ingenuity for venue and production help!"
"Tesla Orchestra/A team of engineers, artists, and misfits using technology to entertain audiences around the world."
For those of you who have enjoyed seeing Tesla Orchestra creations at IngenuityFest over the years, this is a must-see blog post. I have great memories of seeing the world’s largest twin musical tesla coils, musical “mini” tesla coils, and joystick-controlled robotic claw game.
- Sears think[box]
I [Ian Charnas] joined Case Western Reserve University in 2011 to help start Sears think[box], a makerspace and incubator that is free and open to the public. If you have an idea for a startup, here you’ll find everything you need to go to market, from high-tech prototyping facilities to business and legal resources.
Since opening, this 7-story, 50,000 square foot facility has exploded in popularity and now receives over 6,000 visits a month. Startup companies at think[box] and associated campus entities have raised over $12 million and include ventures in medical devices, green energy, consumer electronics, robotics, and more.
EXCELLENT video, @IanCharnas!!!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 4, 2022
"#Thor Summons #Lightning" video https://t.co/SzzqIyyUNA
Featuring @TeslaOrchestra music on "two of the World's Largest Twin Musical Tesla Coils!" https://t.co/hksLaAZarG pic.twitter.com/7MavUPqL5F
Haha so glad you liked it!— Ian Charnas (@IanCharnas) October 4, 2022
@IanCharnas, I love your making of "#Thor's Hammer" blog & video featuring @TeslaOrchestra's musical tesla coils!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 4, 2022
https://t.co/hksLaAZarG@IanCharnas, I enjoyed @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest showhttps://t.co/AkLX3zs9wY pic.twitter.com/OW4j3117DG
@IanCharnas, I like the @CWRU video you have on your blog post about the Sears @CWRUthinkbox. https://t.co/EoZ17Anl6W— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 7, 2022
Sears think[box] has such great resources available to all!! https://t.co/S9fa3eWMCD
"... #makerspace and #incubator that is free and open to the public." pic.twitter.com/9AvVdxQGFf
The Fire Guys LLC is at Ingenuity Cleveland.
September 24 · Cleveland ·
Please come out today to Ingenuityfest 2022 and say hi! The fire guys will be here all weekend showing off our mutant vehicle Uuna Ahi along with Rising Phoenix. In addition we are hosting Capt. Nemo's flaming carnival. Event is open 1pm-1am today!
FIRE GUYS LLC
Matt Hummel and Nate Clark are the Fire Guys LLC - IngenuityLabs members who create a spark at home and across the country. Returning from its maiden voyage to Burning Man, Uuna Ahi means "lots of fire," and was built collaboratively with Stephanie Hummel, John Kasunich, Dan Austin, Matt Edick, and many more, with help from The Ingeneers. See it lit Friday and Saturday after dark. *Created in IngenuityLabs.*
EMILY APPELBAUM, JOHN KASUNICH, FIRE GUYS LLC
Created as part of the Cuyahoga 50 celebration in remembrance of the 1969 Cuyahoga River Fire, Phoenix Rising is a testament of hope and rebirth. With The Ingeneers.
Cap'n Nemo's Flaming Carnival
Hailing from Chicago, this larger thank life fire carnival extravaganza is a hot take on traditional midway games.
I wish I had had more time that evening to learn about this Flaming Carnival and other related performances by The Fire Guys -- flames shoot out as you play carnival games!
Here is a 2017 video about Cap'n Nemo's Flaming Carnival that I found. The video, along with the tweets I shared, will give you an idea of what the carnival was like -- but you really had to experience it in person! I hope Cap'n Nemo's Flaming Carnival returns at future IngenuityFest weekends, so that I can learn more.
Welcome to Capn Nemo's Flaming Carnival
Sep 27, 2017 Capn Nemo’s Flaming Carnival started lighting up the sky on Sept. 20 at the city water building by the richard app gallery.
The ArtPrize entry consists of various carnival game, such as Flaming Skeeball, High Striker, Loki the haunted clown and Fire Calliope, all of which are equipped to set off a burst of flames.
More at IngenuityFest 2022
Fire, lights, robot costume, roller skating, art, Legos -- During my quick IngenuityFest walk-through, I saw so much!
It was so good to catch up with Daniel Dudley at IngenuityFest.
.@daniel_dudley, it was so good to talk to you last night at @IngenuityCLE’s IngenuityFest 2022 Expo: Ingenuity.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
I enjoyed hearing about your current projects and I hope our paths cross again soon. Take care. https://t.co/SkeV0h3f9V
The Cleveland Game Developers Booth with Jarryd Huntley
Cleveland Game Developers
We are a group of Developers, Artists, Musicians, and Creative Folk who make games! Our experience ranges from industry veterans to those with a new found interest in game development. CGD is focused on education and building the local game development community in Northeast Ohio.
I'm Jarryd Huntley! I'm a game developer based out of Cleveland, Ohio, USA. I co-authored the book Game Programming for Artists. I specialize in game programming, and have helped port console games like Quench, and EarthNight on Switch and PS4. I'm currently Lead Programmer on We Are OFK, coming out this year!
I help organize a large game development community called the Cleveland Game Developers, and I've participated and help run over a dozen game jams.
My studio Polytundra also works on original titles like Art Club Challenge and #ProjectBigHeart as well.
I enjoy sharing what I've learned by giving talks about game development and game design at events like GDC(2 ,3 ,4 ), IndieCade, and other conferences around the world.
Twitter is the best way to reach me: https://twitter.com/JarrydHuntley. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to say hi!
It is always good to see Jarryd Huntley at IngenuityFest and other tech events around the community, but it was extra special this year, since I have not attended many events due to pandemic restrictions. Jarryd let me know that he just launched the “We Are OFK” game, and that The Cleveland Game Developers are now meeting again in person.
@JarrydHuntley, it was so good to talk to you tonight & hear from you how the @CleGameDevs are meeting again in person.— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
Congratulations on launch of “We Are OFK” (@OFKband) game!
At @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest 2022.https://t.co/4JIcdXJlPh pic.twitter.com/S5bE9gbwNw
SEASON FINALE— OFK (@OFKband) September 8, 2022
#WeAreOFK is out. We did it.
our Music Biopic Game & EP
out Today: Switch,PS5/4,PC
Play the Full Story https://t.co/AuRvSbyhrH
Listen to our EP https://t.co/BG8fzMLNQM
OST by @omniboi https://t.co/4R8n5KQF9t pic.twitter.com/LKKcxWcG1Z
Thank You, Sponsors
I enjoy IngenuityFest every year, but this year was special, since I saw people I had not talked to in several years due to COVID-19 safety measures. Thank you to the IngenuityFest sponsors that brought us all together!
It was great to reconnect with people I have not seen in person the last couple of years at @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest 2022 Expo. https://t.co/4JIcdXJlPh— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
A BIG thank you to the #IngenuityFest sponsors for making this great #Cleveland festival happen! https://t.co/XLv6B0DHg2 pic.twitter.com/O2F2PyjbrQ
Due to family commitments, I missed Friday night & Saturday daytime of @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest, but I am so glad I was able to go Saturday night!— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
It was FANTASTIC & I highly recommend you go Sunday, if you are able
Thank you so much to the sponsors that make it possible! https://t.co/SkeV0h3f9V pic.twitter.com/B93gvmRrvG
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - IngenuityFest 2022 - Expo: Ingenuity Walk-Through with Jarryd Huntley
After I left Jarryd Huntley at The Cleveland Game Developers booth, I saw that he had taken a walk-through of the Hamilton Collaborative to share what he saw at IngenuityFest 2022. I am so glad that he took the time to capture the atmosphere of the evening in his videos that he shared on Twitter:
@JarrydHuntley, great video of the GIANT marble machine at @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest! Thanks for sharing your Saturday night walk-through videos!https://t.co/4JIcdXJlPh@JarrydHuntley it was good talking to you about @CleGameDevs & your NEW game https://t.co/ECiHcvgTfy https://t.co/cEvp7rdKGN— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
@JarrydHuntley, great that you have the mural of “A Trip to the Moon” (Le Voyage dans la Lune) 1902 French adventure film in your video. I missed seeing it.https://t.co/KdtxXZ37uI— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) September 25, 2022
Thanks for sharing your Saturday night walk-through videos from @IngenuityCLE’s #IngenuityFest! https://t.co/FZemeBWg1W
What’s that cool mask?— Saleem Dabbous (@Seemo) September 25, 2022
It’s a @flo_mask!! I’ve used it on my recently flights, and the past few months and love it! Best mask I’ve owned— Jarryd Huntley (@JarrydHuntley) September 25, 2022
Good choice of mask! I use the same thing!— Jon, at #PAXaus (@desplesda) September 25, 2022
I’m just posting random videos, in random order. Enjoy!! pic.twitter.com/pjd2UAxmLo— Jarryd Huntley (@JarrydHuntley) September 25, 2022
A GIANT marble machine pic.twitter.com/MsQmMmGYBP— Jarryd Huntley (@JarrydHuntley) September 25, 2022
MORE from IngenuityFest 2022 - Expo: Ingenuity
Thank you to everyone who shared on Twitter their IngenuityFest 2022 experience! Here is some more of what was shared:
2022 Ingenuity Festival w/ Dixon's Violin— LBM Photography (@loudn) September 26, 2022
-September 23, 2022
.#cleveland #stclairsuperior @dixonsviolin @ingenuitycle #ingenuityfest #ingenuityfest2022 #dayone #september2022 pic.twitter.com/YmO90PE2vs
Roller Skate Rink @ Ingenuity Festival w/ Dixon's Violin— LBM Photography (@loudn) September 26, 2022
-September 23, 2022
.#cleveland @ingenuitycle #ingenuityfest #ingenuityfest2022 #dayone #september2022 pic.twitter.com/ljVJOZTSBx
Late Night Eats @ 2022 Ingenuity Festival— LBM Photography (@loudn) September 26, 2022
.#cleveland #ingenuityfest #streetphotography #nightphotography @ingenuitycle #handdipped #september2022 pic.twitter.com/cucaFluYh7
My son and I talked to Jim Ridge (@ridgej), the founder of Share The River (@ShareTheRiver), as we were leaving IngenuityFest. It was good to talk to him in person after all these years, and hear from him about the success of the 2022 Share the River's Blazing Paddles Paddlefest, which returned to Cleveland on Saturday, July 23, 2022.
Crystal Palace Stage @ Ingenuity Festival— LBM Photography (@loudn) September 28, 2022
-September 24, 2022
.#cleveland #stclairsuperior #clebands @ingenuitycle #ingenuityfest #daytwo #september2022 pic.twitter.com/HBCMjsUsXn
This was also the debut for our intern Marc’s extended reality (XR) experience showing the HEMM motor @NASAGlenn. You can also see what the users are seeing on the screen next to Marc! pic.twitter.com/3RQeH4HEzT— NASA GVIS Lab (@NASA_GVIS) September 28, 2022
Artist/Activist Kevin Ballou replicated a prison cell inside a truck for their project titled the ‘Celly Port’— LBM Photography (@loudn) October 1, 2022
.https://t.co/MXujKrhClu / https://t.co/yaifknMExS
.#cleveland @ingenuitycle #ingenuityfest #incarceration #art #prison #streetphotography #september2022 pic.twitter.com/bSa6GJMAw5
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our special To A Survivor project at the recent 2022 @ingenuitycle Fest! Visitors were invited to add their message to survivors as a part of this powerful display. pic.twitter.com/Ht0OqEQHsa— Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (@clevelandrcc) October 8, 2022
Emanuel Wallace's IngenuityFest Photos & Cleveland Scene Articles
This year's IngenuityFest— Expo: Ingenuity traced a history of imagination through time and place, highlighting the ability of expositions to bring people together to uplift achievement and human ingenuity.
I knew that Emanuel Wallace had taken photos at IngenuityFest, since I saw those that he shared on Twitter, but did not see his all of his photos on the Cleveland Scene website until the day I was finishing the draft of this blog post. You should definitely take the time to enjoy Emanuel Wallace's photos in his article:
Everything We Saw at IngenuityFest 2022
September 25, 2022, by Emanuel Wallace, Cleveland Scene
I also found a second post-IngenuityFest-weekend article via a Cleveland Scene tweet. I really appreciate this article because it presents some of what I missed this year at IngenuityFest 2022, and gives some of the history of the founders and reasons for the event. Most years, I take all three days to talk to as many people as possible presenting at this Cleveland weekend event, but since I was not able to do so this year, I enjoyed learning more in this Cleveland Scene article by Ashley Lubecky:
IngenuityFest Once Again Brings Community, Kindness, Innovation, and Fun to Cleveland
One of a kind local festival draws on traditions of World's Fair and international expos
By Ashley Lubecky on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 9:12 am, Cleveland Scene
Aside from all the fun, festival goers were able to find important resources that are located within the Cleveland area, with organizations promoting services ranging from mental health to food insecurity. The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Cleveland Department of Public Health, Recess Cleveland, Food Strong, among others, were on hand.
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Ingenuity was founded in 2004 by James Levin and Thomas Mulready with the goal of showcasing "the wide range of cultural strengths in the Northeast Ohio region, while cultivating a new intersection between the arts and technology.” In 2013, Ingenuity became a year-round organization, providing important services, creativity, community, education, and economic development to the Cleveland area.
@MannyWallace, I knew you took @IngenuityCLE's #IngenuityFest 2022 photos since I saw your tweets from the event, but today I finally saw all your IngenuityFest photos in your @ClevelandScene article: https://t.co/bo8gnA4Oba— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 8, 2022
Very nice! I recommend everyone take a look! pic.twitter.com/iQtzhR5gj3
@ClevelandScene, I really appreciate how Ashley Lubecky's post-IngenuityFest-weekend article presents some of what I missed at #IngenuityFest 2022, and gives the history of @IngenuityCLE founders & reasons for the event.https://t.co/Rfcv1wU3ci— Stuart O. Smith, Jr. - sosAssociates.com (@sos_jr) October 12, 2022
Nice photo by @MannyWallace! pic.twitter.com/npT8R05vEh
Everything We Saw at IngenuityFest 2022 https://t.co/2oI1LWgAMD— Cleveland Scene (@ClevelandScene) September 26, 2022
IngenuityFest Once Again Brings Community, Kindness, Innovation, and Fun to Cleveland https://t.co/WWrxGSEXuY— Cleveland Scene (@ClevelandScene) September 26, 2022
I really like Emanuel Wallace's selfie:
Selfie. | September 2022 pic.twitter.com/XH60w0MYgU— Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace) September 27, 2022
Hi Manny!— The uppercase G (@KyssTheSkye) September 27, 2022
Hiiiii— Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace) September 28, 2022
Thanks for a great Festival! Let us know your feedback! https://t.co/SX8pJrauyP— Ingenuity Cleveland (@ingenuitycle) September 29, 2022
Related Blog Posts
Since its founding in 2004, IngenuityFest has featured both technology and art. These are both areas that interest me greatly, so it is no surprise that I have been writing about IngenuityFest from the first year I started writing my blog in 2012. Learn more by reading my related blog posts from past years:
Blog Date: September 30, 2021 - moCa Cleveland, Ingenuity at the Lake, Remembering Euclid Beach Park
Blog Date: October 18, 2019 - IngenuityFest 2019: Dreamscapes
Blog Date: October 10, 2018 - Cleveland IngenuityFest 2018: FuturePast
Blog Date: November 8, 2017 - Maximum Fun at Mini Maker Faire 2017 - Cleveland's 5th Annual!
Blog Date: October 11, 2017 - Metamorphosis: IngenuityFest Cleveland 2017
Blog Date: November 15, 2016 - Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016
Blog Date: October 5, 2016 - Awakening: Ingenuity Cleveland 2016
Blog Date: November 4, 2015 - IngenuityFest 2015: Marriage of Cleveland Arts & Technology | Hingetown Hoedown
Blog Date: October 20, 2014 - Cleveland Technology + Art = Ingenuityfest Weekend 2014!
Blog Date: May 20, 2014 - Bal Ingénieux 2014
Blog Date: May 1, 2014 - 2014 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire
Blog Date: October 1, 2013 - Ingenuity Cleveland 2013
Blog Date: September 26, 2013 - IngenuityFest 2013 Preview Party!
Blog Date: September 23, 2012 - IngenuityFest: Cleveland's Festival of Art & Technology
I have been writing about IngenuityFest since 2012, but I have been taking my family to this great event for even longer. I look forward to attending again next year!