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When Geeks Grow Up featuring Jay Silver

Jay Silver, a maker/researcher at Intel, talks about creative confidence and the malleable world.

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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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Dollhouse 2.0: Roominate Lets Girls Play Architect, Designer, and Technologist - Education - GOOD

Dollhouse 2.0: Roominate Lets Girls Play Architect, Designer, and Technologist - Education - GOOD | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Could a toy that encourages girls towards STEM be the best way to balace the gender gap in these fields?
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The coming 3D printing disruption | Tim Owens

The coming 3D printing disruption | Tim Owens | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

A blog post on 3D printing by Tim Owens, Instructional Technology Specialist at the University of Mary Washington.

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MakerBot Takes On Broadway Set Design | Wired Design | Wired.com

MakerBot Takes On Broadway Set Design | Wired Design | Wired.com | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Broadway scenic designer Kacie Hultgren's Queens apartment and workspace takes shape-like layers in an archaeological dig showcasing the evolution of behind-the-scenes stage craft.
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It's Not About the Circuits. It's About the Making. | NWP Digital Is

It's Not About the Circuits. It's About the Making. | NWP Digital Is | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Bud Hunt considers the maker movement and the idea of Making.

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Will Minecraft and Makerbot Usher in the Post-Scarcity Economy? | Idea Channel | PBS

In a post-scarcity world, resources are plentiful.  What represents this more than Minecraft's creative mode and the ability to print objects in your own home with a Makerbot?

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Craftsmanship is Dead. Long Live Maker Culture. | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Craftsmanship is Dead. Long Live Maker Culture. | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

A response to Louis Uchitelle's piece on the death of craftsmanship in America.

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C.A.C.I.T.A., a Makerspace in Oaxaca, Mexico

C.A.C.I.T.A., a Makerspace in Oaxaca, Mexico | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The Independent Center for Intercultural Creation of Appropriate Technology (C.A.C.I.T.A.) is a Mexican makerspace which helps communities develop technologies that allow them to be more self-suffi...
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High School Makerspaces: Q&A with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty

High School Makerspaces: Q&A with MAKE’s Dale Dougherty | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

from RadioShack's blog: Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of MAKE magazine, has a mission—to bring a culture of making to America’s high schools.

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Extreme “Make” Over Computer Lab Edition! - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - blended learning, EdTech, Maker Faire

Extreme “Make” Over Computer Lab Edition! - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - blended learning, EdTech, Maker Faire | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Turning traditional computer labs into makerspaces

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SparkTruck Is A Force For STEM Education On Wheels | TechCrunch

SparkTruck Is A Force For STEM Education On Wheels  |  TechCrunch | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Budget cuts and bureaucracy have kept engineering equipment from our nation's schools, so a scrappy Stanford team is taking a truck chock-full of fun tools to the students themselves.
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'Maker Movement' Could Change How You Manage

'Maker Movement' Could Change How You Manage | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Technology is cheaper than ever, and advice easier than ever to get, so people are innovating all the time, every day. This could transform how you treat employees.
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Engaging Students in the STEM Classroom Through "Making"

Engaging Students in the STEM Classroom Through "Making" | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I visited a math teacher who was busily preparing his classroom for the start of the school year. This classroom, however, was a bit unusual.
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Lessons Learned from a Pop-Up Makerspace for Kids

Lessons Learned from a Pop-Up Makerspace for Kids | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Over the last two weeks a founding team of makers and educators affiliated with HTINK, a New York based technology education cooperative, transformed an art gallery in Brooklyn, NY, into a pop-up m...
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Amplify. 'Super-Awesome' Sylvia and Her Dad, James.

A short video featuring Super-Awesome Sylvia and her dad.  Together they explain the Super-Awesome Sylvia Maker Show and building relationships.  All of that in under three minutes!

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Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real

Forget the Web, Start-Ups Get Real | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
As the frenzy over new Web companies like Facebook and Zynga fades, long-shunned consumer-electronics makers are finding new life in Silicon Valley.
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The portable 3D printer that fits in a briefcase

The portable 3D printer that fits in a briefcase | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Two MIT students created an ultra-compact machine with a detachable head.
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What Happened to the Craftsmanship Spirit? — Essay

What Happened to the Craftsmanship Spirit? — Essay | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The waning of manufacturing in the economy may be resulting in a dilution of craftsmanship — long a vital ingredient in the American self-image as a can-do people.
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Help Tim Owens Build An Awesome Makerspace

Help Tim Owens Build An Awesome Makerspace | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Tim Owens, an instructional technology specialist in the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies at the University of Mary Washington, is working to put a Makerspace in MWU's library.

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Westport Library Maker Space: the early days | Library as Incubator Project

Westport Library Maker Space: the early days | Library as Incubator Project | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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Women find new ways to hack it in Silicon Valley

Women find new ways to hack it in Silicon Valley | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

An interesting piece on a hackerspace for Silicon Valley moms and kids.

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How Maker Culture is Reshaping Retail Design

How Maker Culture is Reshaping Retail Design | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

A San Francisco coffee shop pulls back the curtain to expose the process behind each cup served in their expansive warehouse space.   

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