Cindy Foley, the director of education at the Columbus Museum of Art in Ohio, shares a unique perspective on what the visual arts can do for students—and why our kids need quality arts experiences now more than ever. For more …
The appearance of 3D printers in university libraries opens many opportunities for advancing outreach, teaching, and research programs. The University of Alabama (UA) Libraries recently adopted 3D printing technology and maintains an open access 3D Printing Studio. The Studio consists of a 3D printer, multiple 3D design workstations, and other supporting equipment. Training of new Studio users (students, faculty, and staff) is a two-step process: an initial workshop followed by an individual training session. After the individual meeting(s), users may access equipment in the Studio independently. The 3D Printing Studio service is popular across campus. During early implementation, 50 users have attended training workshops. 3D users have experimented in the Studio with projects for advanced coursework and independent research. It is expected that the number of trained users will double in the near future. An evaluation of our management policies suggests that providing an open access environment and permitting users to experiment independently in the 3D Printing Studio contributes greatly to the success of the service. We also present ideas for future improvements to the 3D Studio service.
Once you siphon off the (often overwhelming) branding and marketing noise, the value of SXSW as a community of people who believe technology can help make the world a better place and who are actively trying to do so becomes clear.
This brochure was created for a librarian association meeting. It was intended to be used both as an introduction to makerspaces in libraries and as an agenda review. Please feel free to modify it to suit the needs of your own library or organization!
Thanks to the folks at MAKE magazine we can download the Feb. 2013 edition of the School edition of Makerspace Playbook. It covers so many of the nitty gritty aspects of setting up a lab, release forms, safety considerations.
he past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can lead the intended audience to become incredibly confused as to why there might be so many names for a single concept. I’d like to take some time to untangle the mess, explain the concepts behind each title, and talk about why I now make significant distinctions between all of these types of spaces.
The resources below were compiled as part of my research while writing Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). You might also be interested in the results from the Makerspaces in Libraries Survey I conducted in 2013.
“Filament Mind” may be the latest, but it’s certainly not the first, such installation. Other libraries showcase interactive, data-driven digital art that brings what’s typically behind the scenes into the light.
The key patents covering a 3D printing technique called "laser sintering" are set to expire in the next year or two -- there are a bunch of them, so they'll trickle out -- and this will radically reduce the price of printing and printers.
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