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MAKE-IT Vienna Workshop Review

 
On 1 st of December 2016, MAKE-IT organized a workshop with the title The Maker Movement comes in many shapes and sizes: Insights into Europe’s Maker Scene in collaboration with the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
The workshop was open to all interested people who were somehow familiar with making, either because they had heard about it or because they themselves had more or less experience in making.

Researchers from the MAKE-IT project together with students, educators and practitioners from the University of Applied Arts as well as managers from maker spaces around Europe discussed together the European’s Maker scene.
 

MAKE-IT at Digital Social Innovation Faire 2017

 
The DSI Fair 2017 offers a rich program featuring an international conference, focused workshops, networking and hands-on sessions. The line-up of speakers includes experts and practitioners, as well as policy makers and civil society players from all over the world.

MAKE-IT partners are taking part in DSI Fair 2017 on February 2nd, in the conferences and workshop: 
  • Mapping Innovation Initiatives for the Digital Society: Worldwide, Tomás Díez, Co-founder of Smart Citizens and Director of Fab Lab Barcelona
  • Pictures from the Brave New World, Jeremy Millard, Chief Policy Advisor at the Danish Technological Institute.
  • Workshop: Collaborative Making, Art and Creativity, Bastian Pelka and Janosh Sbeih, University of Dortmund.
 

Last two deliverables of 2016: D5.2 and D7.2

 
We just released two more deliverables in December 2016, D5.2 for WP5 and D7.2 for WP7.

WP5 focuses on developing forward scenarios and a watching brief of these two technology areas and how they are used by CAPS and Maker communities both respectively and in combination.

WP7 acts as the interface between all the other WPs and the four types of stakeholders according to the quadruple helix framework. The activities of WP7 will aim at communicating the progress and results of the project working along three directions: Dissemination, Exploitation and Communication measures.
 
 

MAKE-IT at the CAPS Community Meeting and Workshop in Berlin

 
Last 18th May 2016, Marthe Zirngiebl (TUDO partner) presented MAKE-IT at the CAPS Community Meeting and Workshop in Berlin. DG Connect did not only invite all 36 CAPS projects funded in the first two calls, but also external participants interested in their developments.

The acronym CAPS stands for Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation. The CAPS initiative attempts to foster the use of network technologies, thereby building collective intelligence and collective action within five thematic areas.

MAKE-IT is one of the four projects funded within the CAPS cluster: Collaborative Making.
 
 

Analytics around concepts and terminologies defining the Maker movement at the Internet Science Conference

 
In September last year, the 3rd International Conference on the Internet Sciences took place in Florence, Italy. Christian Voigt had the chance to present some work his fellow researchers (Calkin Suero Montero and Massimo Menichinelli) did on concepts and terminologies used by the Maker movement.

You can find the review and links to the paper, the presentation and the conference website below.
 
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