DiDIY Project and De Montfort University announce research partnership

The Digital DIY Project (DiDIY) studies, in the context of the EU H2020 Programme, the long term impacts on European society of DIY digital manufacturing, in order to develop guidelines for European educators and policy makers, that help them to deal with DiDIY and maximize its positive impacts on society.

Simulate It Yourself (SIY)

As in so many other areas, computer-based tools combined with public web platforms for sharing designs, have opened-up the field of agent-based simulation . NetLogo is an integrated development environment for making, playing with and using these simulations in the most accessible manner upto the present time. This system is based upon the computer language Logo that was designed by an educational psychologist (Semour Papert, a student of Piaget's).

Musings on Makerspaces as Jazz

Musings on Makerspaces as Jazz

These are the people that proudly call themselves ‘Hackers’ not as the term is now abused by journalists to mean a computer criminal, but in its true and original sense of an enthusiast, an artist, a tinkerer, a problem solver, an expert.

Raymond (1999:12)

I am curious about Makerspaces, what they are and why they are. As I understand a Makerspace, it is a physical place where people engage with digital technologies and computing hardware in spontaneous experimentation, tinkering and idea prototyping.