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Transcript of Maker Culture
Do It Yourself --> Do it Together
Makerspaces are collaborative learning environments where people come together to share materials and learn new skills… makerspaces are not necessarily born out of a specific set of materials or spaces, but rather a mindset of
Creativity & Community Collaboration
Maker Space at Westport
Unquiet Library delicious page on Makerspaces
An affinity space is a place – virtual or physical – where informal learning takes place. According to James Paul Gee, affinity spaces are locations where groups of people are drawn together because of a shared, strong interest or engagement in a common activity (“Situated Language and Learning: a critique of traditional schooling”)
Technology & Innovation
maker spaces don't have to but
often will include technology
Skill Building and Self-Sufficiency
Maker mindset: A "rejection" of the concept that a device or material must be used only the way the original maker intended.
"moving beyond boundaries"
- not just for kids
because collaborative creation isn't only
in the physical realm
In the next video, replace the word "schools" with the word "libraries" and replace the word "kids" with "people"
A maker lab in Detroit PL
hands-on bicycle repair
Darien Digital Lab
Innisfil Digital Lab
using tech to create
something new with
some libraries put these out on a table
to another level
3D printing - people becoming creators in
the physical realm starting from a virtual space
thingiverse - downloadable 3D designs for using with 3D printers
For great ideas for maker activities in library space, type pinterest maker spaces into google and start exploring
using makey makey to change thinking about how to interact with virtual environment
Tinkering Resources - fantastic "pathfinder" of weblinks for more information, software, programming (scratch is the site for simple programming of a makey makey), places to purchase, blogs and websites