Presentation Title

Maker Arts & Making Space in the Liberal Arts

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Submission Type

20-minute Presentation

Abstract

Maker Spaces offer students across the disciplines access to technologies once considered out of reach. The archetype of a Maker Space consists of 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D design and a CNC machine. The forms and forums for how these technologies are used as educational tools, however, are diverse. As these creative spaces emerge in smaller higher education institutions, they provide interdisciplinary opportunities across the arts and sciences to learn how to make--and make with technology—both in the curriculum and along its edges. What do these labs look like; how are they designed; and how do they function successfully in small liberal arts settings? Who are the stakeholders, and what are best practices for integrating courses, modules, co-curricular workshops, and community engagement in Maker Space Programming? As Coordinator/Technician of the VCAM Maker Arts Space and VCAM Director at Haverford College, we explore these questions and offer case studies for design and implementation of space, programming, access, and experimental course work.

Start Date

5-23-2019 9:00 AM

End Date

5-23-2019 10:15 AM

Description

Maker Spaces offer students across the disciplines access to technologies once considered out of reach. The archetype of a Maker Space consists of 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D design and a CNC machine. The forms and forums for how these technologies are used as educational tools, however, are diverse. As these creative spaces emerge in smaller higher education institutions, they provide interdisciplinary opportunities across the arts and sciences to learn how to make--and make with technology—both in the curriculum and along its edges. What do these labs look like; how are they designed; and how do they function successfully in small liberal arts settings? Who are the stakeholders, and what are best practices for integrating courses, modules, co-curricular workshops, and community engagement in Maker Space Programming? As Coordinator/Technician of the VCAM Maker Arts Space and VCAM Director at Haverford College, we explore these questions and offer case studies for design and implementation of space, programming, access, and experimental course work.

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Maker Arts & Making Space in the Liberal Arts

Maker Spaces offer students across the disciplines access to technologies once considered out of reach. The archetype of a Maker Space consists of 3D printers, laser cutters, 3D design and a CNC machine. The forms and forums for how these technologies are used as educational tools, however, are diverse. As these creative spaces emerge in smaller higher education institutions, they provide interdisciplinary opportunities across the arts and sciences to learn how to make--and make with technology—both in the curriculum and along its edges. What do these labs look like; how are they designed; and how do they function successfully in small liberal arts settings? Who are the stakeholders, and what are best practices for integrating courses, modules, co-curricular workshops, and community engagement in Maker Space Programming? As Coordinator/Technician of the VCAM Maker Arts Space and VCAM Director at Haverford College, we explore these questions and offer case studies for design and implementation of space, programming, access, and experimental course work.