We helped kick off the Maker Fest launch party with this truly awesome glow-in-the-dark science and fashion show.

Maker Fest, the first of two amazing festivals took place in July has a mission to:

“unlock the inner maker in everyone by nudging participants toward experimenting, hacking, building and playing with the physical & digital worlds.”

They’ve done some awesome stuff, so we were excited to join in. The event took place across the city showcasing dozens of projects and locations over two weeks.

FIGMENT, the second amazing event, is a two-day free cultural explosion on Toronto’s Olympic Island.

“A free, inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year”

Art pieces and performers were scattered across the grounds all day, but the ninjas shone at night. Our team created a phosphorescent canvas that could be painted with light. Commonly known as ‘glow-in-the-dark’ phosphorescent materials absorb specific wavelengths of light. Any light with enough energy (ie. blue, purple, ultraviolet) is fair game which meant cellphone flashlights, lasers and any other crazy light sources were handy tools for Figment guests.

Watch for ninjas popping up around Toronto more often as our followers grow. #BeAScienceNinja.

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