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Make:cast – Innovation as a Material Practice

Make:cast – Innovation as a Material Practice

Making stuff, engaging in some form of material practice, is essential for students who are to become innovators, says Dr. Ann-Louise Davidson. She is an Associate Professor of Education and Concordia University Research Chair in Maker Culture in Montréal, Canada. She is the Director of the Concordia University Innovation Lab. She is also Associate Director […]

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Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Italians have a love of innovation and design and it shows at Maker Faire Rome. In this episode of Make:Cast, I look back at Maker Faire Rome in October 2019 during a pre-Covid time when live events could happen. I was guided through Maker Faire Rome by Alessandro Ranellucci, the curator of Maker Faire Rome, along with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. Maker Faire Rome 2020 is happening as a virtual event this weekend.

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Eddie Van Halen’s DIY Maker Story

Eddie Van Halen’s DIY Maker Story

Eddie Van Halen, considered by many to be the best Rock ’N Roll guitarist, passed away on October 6, 2020. I must admit I knew little about him and his music. However, as I read a few stories about him, I became curious to learn more. In this 2019 interview with Denise Quan, part of […]

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Make:cast – Matching Talent to Opportunity at mHUB Chicago

Make:cast – Matching Talent to Opportunity at mHUB Chicago

In this episode of Makecast, I’m talking about matching talent to opportunity with two of mHUB Chicago’s founders, Haven Allen, who is Chief Executive Office and Bill Fienup, who is Director of Innovation Services. We are also joined by Bianca Thai, who is a program manager at mHUB.

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Sea Creatures Inspire Bottle Design

Inspired by diatoms and radiolarians, a new bottle used biomimicry as a basis for its new design.

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North Little Rock’s Makerspace Impressive Beginnings

North Little Rock’s Makerspace Impressive Beginnings

Little Rock, Arkansas, is showing how multiple stakeholders can be involved in launching a makerspace.

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The Future of Farming is Open Source

The Future of Farming is Open Source

The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) and Farm Hack aim to promote farmers as innovators and makers through a new project called Growing Innovation. The two organizations have launched a collaborative Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of an open source online library of agricultural innovations and a new book documenting sustainable models developed by farmers.

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