Creating an App for our Virtual Reality Research

by Deborah Rodrigues Moreira, Fab Lab Berlin/ Gluck Workshops After unpacking our VR equipment, installing and then holding a session in which the technology was tested (very well documented by our friend Anca Velicu on this post), Dylan, Justyna and me managed to organise a trial workshop in Berlin. It was back in August and…

Light Play at a Pop-Up Makerspace, Sheffield Children’s Library

By Mark Shillitoe, Maker Educator (see: https://about.me/markshillitoe) I recently joined the MakEY project for an event at Sheffield Children’s Library organised as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. Joining various making oriented explorations, we took over the space of the children’s library inviting participants to play, hack and engage with both digital and analog experiments as…

Exploring Makerspaces, Mediation & Transformative Literacies in Berlin & Quebec

By Michalis Kontopodis – http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/education/kontopodism Communication is nowadays taking place through interactive, mobile and online platforms that enable the speedy distributed production and circulation of multimedia designs across different institutional, geographical and community spaces. In this frame, as elucidated in the collective volume “Global Youth in Digital Trajectories“, the boundaries between life online and life offline…

Two perspectives on secondments in Denmark

A visit to the international School of Billund: How do makerspaces fit into schools? Svava Pétursdóttir is a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in School of Education, University of Iceland. She is a participant in the MakEY project and had the pleasure of spending a month in Aarhus visiting schools and makerspaces. Her research interests are in the field of…

Makerspaces in Bucharest, Romania

Svanborg R. Jónsdóttir, University of Iceland Mark Payne, University of Sheffield Exploring Makerspaces in Bucharest, Romania provided us with a set of exciting opportunities. We were able to see at first hand some of the issues and constraints of working in a post-Communist country where economic development still lags behind many other OECD developed countries….

3D-Printers in a pedagogical setting: Questions and suggestions

Hi, Daniel! You and I had a few conversations on 3D-printers in a pedagogical setting where teachers and smaller children are a central part of the activities.  You as the leader of Fablab Berlin and I as a teacher and researcher in different kinds of makerspaces wanted to know more about this could be done….

From Team MakEY Colombia: A proposal to further conceptualise /M/m/akerspaces

Raúl Alberto Mora – Literacies in Second Languages Project, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Colombia) Before I get to the main point of this blog, I find it fitting to introduce myself. I am Raúl Alberto Mora, Associate Professor of English Education and Literacy Studies at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellín, Colombia. At UPB, I also…