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Kickstarting a hackerspace in Iraq

Kickstarting a hackerspace in Iraq | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Quinn Norton sez, "The Global Entrepreneurship and Maker Space Initiative runs around the Middle East creating hackerspaces and fostering maker communities in places like Cairo and Beirut -- but its hyperactive lead instigator Bilal Ghalib is...
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More than just digital quilting

More than just digital quilting | Makerspaces | Scoop.it





THE scene in the park surrounding New York’s Hall of Science, on a sunny weekend in mid-September, resembles a futuristic craft fair.
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Evgeny Morozov: Hackers, Makers, and the Next Industrial Revolution

Evgeny Morozov: Hackers, Makers, and the Next Industrial Revolution | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
When, in November, the publisher Stewart Brand was asked about who carries the flag of counterculture today, he pointed to the maker movement. The maker era might not be upon us yet, but the maker movement has arrived.
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Q&A with the NYC Makery

Q&A with the NYC Makery | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
This is re-posted from the Webmaker blog. We love discovering Maker Party events that focus on innovative learning in the community and the NYC Makery pop-up makerspace really caught our eye.  Part...
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Guest Blogger: Emily Puckett Rodgers

Guest Blogger: Emily Puckett Rodgers | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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Emily P. Rodgers writes about makerspaces and the maker ethos.

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The high-tech return of high school shop class

The high-tech return of high school shop class | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Editor's note: Check out CNN Living's story about a college program creating jobs by training students to revive a 'dying trade.'

By Jamie Gumbrecht, CNN

(CNN) -- You can almost hear the old shop teacher asking -- so, how is this going to work?

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"... it's like a tiger by the tail, but it's a great tiger."

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We were one of the Mentor Makerspace High Schools in this grant...

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We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The 'maker movement' is a grassroots success story, refueling interest in engineering and giving kids practical skills with tools. But now we need something new.
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A new brick in the Great Wall

A new brick in the Great Wall | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
ALTHOUGH it is the weekend, a small factory in the Haidian district of Beijing is hard at work. Eight machines, the biggest the size of a delivery van, are busy...
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Why the Maker Movement is Here to Stay

Why the Maker Movement is Here to Stay | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
There seems to be a bit of confusion lately about the Maker Movement. Is it just about DIY elecctronics, and therefore doomed to fade with the whims of fickle customers? Or is there something more ...
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Why Maker Faire may be Silicon Valley's most important export [video]

Why Maker Faire may be Silicon Valley's most important export [video] | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
This weekend I attended the eighth annual Maker Faire with my son in San Mateo, Calif. The Maker Faire and the Maker Movement have gotten so large, it's easy to take them for granted.
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The Maker kids are alright

The Maker kids are alright | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
I want my electric-powered cupcake car and I want it now. A trip to the Maker Faire
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This!: "A Maker Faire negates everything you’ve ever heard about how the ubiquitous spread of computer technology has created a generation of kids locked in thrall to their screens."

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Guest Lesson | Gearing Up for a Summer of Making, Connecting and Learning by Doing

Guest Lesson | Gearing Up for a Summer of Making, Connecting and Learning by Doing | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Ideas for teachers and students about how to become a part of the global maker movement, via a new campaign called the Summer of Making and Connecting.
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Welcome to the hardware revolution - Fortune Tech

Welcome to the hardware revolution - Fortune Tech | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Major shifts in hardware design and production have allowed the “maker movement” to mature rapidly.
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"The 'maker movement' has been driven by a flourishing of talent. We've watched the emergence of what we call creation spaces: communities, networks, and cultures that encourage learning and improvement."

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The Rise of the Hacker Space

The Rise of the Hacker Space | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Tinkering has moved out of the suburban garage and acquired a real-life social network.
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Tucson Tech: Why employers should care about the maker movement

Tucson Tech: Why employers should care about the maker movement | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
A horde of assorted builders, crafters and tinkerers will descend on downtown Tucson on March 1 to share and celebrate the art and science of making things.
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Evgeny Morozov’s New Yorker put-down of the Maker movement misses the point

Evgeny Morozov’s New Yorker put-down of the Maker movement misses the point | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The critic of all things "Internet" turns his baleful eye on the revolutionary do-it-yourself masses
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3 Key Qualities for a School Makerspace

3 Key Qualities for a School Makerspace | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The blend of people, process, and place that makes a school makerspace successful.
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Why you should care about your local hackerspace

Why you should care about your local hackerspace | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Why you should care about your local hackerspace. Open centers of grassroots innovation, hackerspaces offer opportunities to source talent, create goodwill, and push technology forward, writes Open Software Integrators’ Phil Rhodes.
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Dive into the Maker Movement

Dive into the Maker Movement | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Maker Spaces, Fabrication Labs . . . it's been going on for some time now, but it's all the buzz in education these days. And with good reason.

I've been thinking about all this more and more since
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Citizens Will Make the Future of Cities

'The future of making is changing again, and cities and citizens will lead the way', says an expert of Human-Future interaction.
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'Making' and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave | DMLcentral

'Making' and Education Reform: Learning to Ride the Wave | DMLcentral | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
At this moment in time, on both sides of the Atlantic, digital making and the maker movement is enjoying its time in the sun.
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An Insider's View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing 'Phenomenon' | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

An Insider's View of the Myths and Truths of the 3-D Printing 'Phenomenon' | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
It’s clear that 3-D printing has reached its inflection point. And perhaps its hype point, too. We’ve built a magical aura around it — sci-fi style replicator! — but the fact is that 3-D printing is really, still, an immature technology.
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Homeless to hacker: How the Maker Movement changed one man's life

Homeless to hacker: How the Maker Movement changed one man's life | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
In Christmas 2011, Marc Roth fished out a business card for TechShop out of a shelter's garbage bin. Two years later, he's an entrepreneur with a funded laser company, and one of the Maker Movement...
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Robot bartender creates crowd-sourced cocktails

Robot bartender creates crowd-sourced cocktails | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
'Crowd control' took on a whole new meaning last night in San Francisco as a room full of partygoers were given power over a robot to make cocktails for them.
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Chinese DIY Inventions

Chinese DIY Inventions | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs
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The shot heard ’round the maker world

The shot heard ’round the maker world | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
That the political focus seems to be on “shutting down 3D printing technology for guns” rather than "shutting down guns," is something that should give makers pause.
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Building a maker movement « The Em Dash

Building a maker movement « The Em Dash | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Makers come in lots of forms. Some enjoy needle and thread, hot glue and bits of fabric. And others favor 3D printers, soldering irons and circuit boards.
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Brief write-up of a presentation by Dale Dougherty.  Includes some 'sound bites' that describe the maker ethos

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