Makers Friday: Introduction to 3D printing


Printing in 2D doesn’t excite our imagination any more. And how about drawing and printing in 3D space? Well, the technology is already there! 3D-printed shoes, musical instruments, cars, body parts and organs – the list of 3D wonders goes on as new astounding innovative projects come into reality.

Who invented a 3D printer? How does it work, and what are the materials used? Can you build a printer at home, and what can you print on it?

Come to the Makers Friday lecture on July 10th at 6 p.m. and get up-to-date with the latest technology innovations. You’ll watch our printer create a 3D object layer by layer, and then get a chance to draw your own three-dimensional design with a 3D-pen.

MakerSpace welcomes you!

Please stop by and check out our newly opened Makerspace!

The Makerspace, located at the American Center, offers an opportunity for people of all ages to learn, experiment, collaborate, and be a maker. It is a place where you can work on all kinds of projects, from computer programming and robot building to sewing and jewelry making. Patrons of all skill levels are invited to experience our new innovative technology and crafting kits.


Workshop: Thinking Out of the Box

ootbInterested in awakening your inner creativity? Trying a different way of thinking about things? “Thinking out of the box” is one of the most effective ways of creating an innovative product/service that people love. Come and join us for a series of workshops to help you learn important business and entrepreneurship skills based on this philosophy. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 6p.m. These workshops are open for all, no sign-up is required. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your business skills, try a new approach to problem-solving, practice your English, and enjoy productive teamwork!

AMC Computer Club

AMC Computer ClubDo you love technology? Computers, gadgets and all things “geeky” – and want to practice your English at the same time? Then join us for a fun and informal new club, where you can ask questions about and/or discuss a whole range of “techie” things with our leading expert extraordinaire, Egor Emeliyanov, AMC IT Manager. The first meeting will be held on Monday, July 6 at 6p.m.

Workshop: Learning How to Use Mac Computers (in Russian)

macIf you are one of our regular visitors, you have probably noticed that the American Center is equipped with IMac computers, which enjoy enormous popularity. However, those who are used to other operating systems do not always know how to use Mac OS, and might get stuck at the simplest tasks, such as to copy text, or to open a browser. If you have always wondered how to operate a Mac/Apple computer, but were afraid to try, this beginner level workshop will be perfect for you! The first meeting will be on Thursday, July 2 at 6:30p.m. Please note that the event will be conducted in Russian, and the space is limited, so please sign up early at [email protected]

Lecture: New Technology in Media

faris-etlingWe are pleased to invite you on Tuesday, June 23 at 7p.m. to our Center for a wonderful lecture about technology and media by Robert Faris and Bruce Etling.

Robert Faris is the research director at the Berkman Center for
Internet & Society at Harvard University. A primary focus of his
research is studying the nature and impact of digital communication and online networks on social and political change, in addition to
developing the theory, methods, and tools for tracking and evaluating
digital activity.
Bruce Etling is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society
at Harvard University and doctoral student at the University of Oxford
(Oxford Internet Institute). His research is focused on the impact of
the Internet on politics, political participation, and collective

At our Center, they will talk about the role of new technology in social networking, blogs, and mainstream media.

AMC Literature Club: “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry

AMC Literature ClubJoin us on Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. for a meeting of AMC Literature Club. This time members of the club will continue discussing “Lonesome Dove” by Larry McMurtry. Lonesome Dove is a 1986 Pulitzer Prize-winning western novel, which was first written as a movie script, and then transformed into a book. The story focuses on the relationship of several retired Texas Rangers and their adventures driving a cattle herd from Texas to Montana. The discussion will be followed by movie screening. 

Teacher2Teacher Workshop Graduation Ceremony

t2tOn Wednesday, June 10 at 4p.m. the American Center in Moscow invites all teachers of English, who participated in T2T Workshops during this year, to a Graduation Ceremony. Join this last meeting of the year to thank John Kotnarowski, English Language Fellow, who shared his wonderful teaching experience with you, and to receive certificates of participation.