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Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning

Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
Find a new dimension to maker education with an un-makerspace, a classroom set up for dismantling obsolete technology to investigate how it works.

Via Jon Samuelson
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Great way to pull useful knowledge and #hacks from the past through into the present, and recombine with emerging technology to generate 'up-cycled' ideas AND things

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New Zealand man creating Aston Martin replica on desktop 3D printer

New Zealand man creating Aston Martin replica on desktop 3D printer | 3D Printing | Scoop.it
When we first got a desktop 3D printer at Engadget headquarters, we made a Weighted Companion Cube. And then a Mario figure. What can we say? We like to.
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It's the C21 equivalent of the Kiwi No. 8 wire mentality! Print your own Aston Martin - why not? 

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The Long View | Chris Anderson Says the 'Maker' Movement is the Next Industrial Revolution - BoF - The Business of Fashion

The Long View | Chris Anderson Says the 'Maker' Movement is the Next Industrial Revolution - BoF - The Business of Fashion | 3D Printing | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Since the birth of the personal computer and the Web, people have used relatively simple and accessible new technologies to create, connect and collaborate in ways that were previously unimaginable. For one thing, simple blogging tools and social media platforms have fundamentally democratised mass media, ending the monopoly once enjoyed by large publishers and broadcasters.


Via jean lievens
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Chris Anderson describes the third industrial revolution currently underway: the democratisation of manufacturing driven through the confluence of 3D printing with web capacities and crowdfunding.  The ease of design, production, distribution and funding is increasing as costs are falling, creating a new business environment.  Who will be the first Gates, Jobs or Zuckerberg of the new Maker ecosystem?

 

The rapid rise of text print literacy post-Gutenberg helped to drive the Enlightenment.  What sort of enlightement could be driven by widespread 3D printing literacy?  

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