Makers, come together

For several years now, I’ve been turning over the idea of a gathering of makers. Not a Maker Faire, that aims to bring new people into the fold, but a coming together of people who are already makers, or who are interested in making as a practice, a progressive movement; an energy that demands critical […]

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Nesta Makerspaces research complete

I’m pleased to say the research project I’ve been working on with Nesta is now complete. Together with Hannah Stewart, I’ve been collecting data to build a picture off the state of makerspaces in the UK, and we have published a structured data set under an open Creative Commons licence here, together with a handy […]

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From Britain to British Guiana

This is the second of two posts that record stories told by my great grandmother of her life in British Guiana. For an explanation, and background, read the first post. My From Britain to British Guiana Mary Christina Spence A short time ago I told you about my life and experiences in British Guiana, but […]

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Researching makerspaces

Together with colleague Hannah Stewart, I’ve just started working on a new research project for Nesta. Our objective is to map the current state of makerspaces in the UK, to provide a resource for people running a makerspace (or thinking about starting one), for researchers, policy makers and users.

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