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Posts tagged ‘hacking’

make it…

hackerspaces, community-operated physical places where people share their interest in tinkering with technology, meet and work on their projects, and learn with each other, have been around many years. they emerge from and enable DIY culture. they have been growing in popularity for the past decade.

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i was first introduced to makerspace at the CU fab lab, which offers open times as well as classes – and the nearby IDEA store is a great place to find materials. makerspaces in academicschool, and public libraries are growing rapidly too. ‘Iolani Sullivan Center is an awesome example.

here are a few makerspace sources to keep handy:

makerspaces align with the STEAM movement and with standards like NGSS – particularly the science and engineering dimension focused on engaging in practices to build, deepen, and apply knowledge.

sometimes making can even take place on the move. earlier this year, i had the opportunity to engage in some problem-based learning onboard the 42-foot research vessel, Kaholo. ahoy!

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hackfest

this fall, mit media lab hosted their first hacking arts festival to explore the intersection of arts, entertainment, technology and entrepreneurship involving lots of creative types – artists, designers, musicians, students, etc.

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many fun sessions emerged featuring music, fashion, film, food, and more! check out the fantastic fermentophone, a multi-sensory installation in which an algorithmically generated musical composition is performed by living cultures of bacteria and yeast.