The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces,
The American Library Association (ALA) is wrapping up its annual conference in Chicago tomorrow. Today was “Maker Monday,” a day that showcased the growing intersection of libraries and the maker movement.
Chicago will be soon closing 50 under-enrolled public schools. Could those 50 closed public schools become 50 makerspaces? The prospect is tantalizing. Recall the method Andrew Carnegie used to build libraries.