26th chat, March 10 2015 : makerspaces
Moderated by @foureyedsoul
Suggested links to look at:
- the first 3 pages of [Chapter 7: “Spaces of Learning: The Anarchist Free Skool”](http://rebels-library.org/files/anarchistpedagogies.pdf), plus as much more as you’d like to read (I encountered this link from www.hybridpedagogy.com ‘s Critical Pedagogy #moocmooc, by the way http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/mooc-mooc-critical-pedagogy/ )
- [The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism](http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/constructionism-reborn/)
- [Concept Lab on Critical Making](http://monoskop.org/log/?p=13415)
- [Street Libraries: Infoshops and Alternative Reading Rooms](http://web.archive.org)
Crowd-sourced suggested readings:
- Deb Chacra: http://tinyletter.com/metafoundry/letters/metafoundry-15-scribbled-leatherjackets via @oksveta. Another version published with The Atlantic rather than her personal site: http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/01/why-i-am-not-a-maker/384767/
- Roger Whitson & Dene Grigar’s “Critical Making” webseries: http://www.rogerwhitson.net/critical-making/?page_id=2 via @nnschiller
- Amy Wickner’s blog post on making, mending, craft, and “counting”: https://thegirlworks.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/making-counting-herding-worms/
- Sarah Fox, Rachel Rose Ulgado, and Daniela K. Rosner’s “Hacking Culture, Not Devices: Access and Recognition in Feminist Hackerspaces” paper: http://depts.washington.edu/tatlab/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/2015_CSCW_Fem-Hacking-Final.pdf via @DinahHandel
- Evgeny Morozov’s “Making It,” tracing comparisons between American Arts & Crafts Movement and Hacking/Making: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/01/13/making-it-2 via @stupidplover
- John Lanchester’s “The Robots Are Coming”: http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n05/john-lanchester/the-robots-are-coming via @stupidplover
- Make: Magazine’s taxonomy of makerspaces, hackerspaces, fab labs, & tech spaces: http://makezine.com/2013/05/22/the-difference-between-hackerspaces-makerspaces-techshops-and-fablabs/
- “The Rise of Feminist Hackerspaces and How to Make Your Own” by Liz Henry via @oksveta [added subsequently but too good not to include]: https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/the-rise-of-feminist-hackerspaces-and-how-to-make-your-own
- Q1 What aspects of #critlib mesh well with #makerspaces – access, approach, pedagogy, technology, etc.?
- Q2 What aspects of #makerspaces could benefit from substantial critique? #critlib
- Q3 What might a #critlib version of a #makerspace look like? Do you have experiences with #makerspaces that you’d suggest others emulate?
- Q4 What policies, actions, or programming would you recommend for #makerspaces seeking to be more inclusive and socially aware? #critlib
- Q5 What workshops could libr* lead at #makerspaces to forward #critlib ideas? If unable to affect policy, how can we become involved?
- Q6 Time for #critlib pitches! Feel free to include links to about #makerspaces, diversity, pedagogy, etc.