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|IDST 220 - Making Matters|
What are makerspaces and why do they matter? A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility, typically equipped with a range of fabrication tools for making, learning, exploring and sharing. More than just a workshop of tools, a makerspace is defined by the people that use it, and the culture of practice that develops around it. Because of the wide range of technical, social, and economic considerations that determine a successful makerspace, the study of makerspaces is an ideal tool for interdisciplinary studies.
This course will provide hands-on, practical learning opportunities through skill-building and volunteer service in the Maker Hub. Additionally, students will reflect in groups and through writing assignments on their experience, considering such questions such as: What makes a makerspace successful? Why do people use them, and what do they get out of it? Who are makerspaces for, and who decides? How can MY actions contribute to the success of a community makerspace?
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Studio
Interdisciplinary Studies Department