T107
Maker Movement, FabLabs, Hackerspace and improvisation: Science, Technology and Education by other means?
Convenors:
Rodrigo Barbosa e Silva (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná)
Luiz Ernesto Merkle (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná)
André Alessandro Gomes de Souza (Alliance Manchester Business School)
Stream:
Tracks
Location:
123
Start time:
3 September, 2016 at 11:00
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

Maker Movement/DIY in education, social spaces and collectives, maker and hacker culture, and the socio-technical basis of hands-on and constructionist learning. It aims on all practitioners, social scientists, educators, policy and tech makers, designers and researchers .

Long abstract:

Maker movement has gained public attention in recent years. FabLabs, Hacker Spaces, Maker Spaces are only a few examples of the many places where people are 'making' technological artifacts. These collectives are constructing tech spaces and envisioning a future. But, what future? This track is a venue to discuss the Maker Movement/DIY in education, social spaces and collectives, the maker and hacker culture, and the socio-technical basis of hands-on and constructionist learning. It aims on all social scientists, educators, policy and tech makers, designers, researchers and students. The Making/DIY in a STS perspective deals with questions such as minorities, gender issues, empowerment and equity. We are also calling for papers on marginalized and/or underrepresented societies in computing and making, and/or those with limited democratic access to digital technologies. We are seeking submissions for papers - reflections, ideas, findings, projects and hypothesis - on: - Maker and Socio-technical perspectives; - open source 2.0; - developers/makers motivation; - implication for theory and practice; - free software and open hardware experiences; - STS research and Maker Movement/DIY; - maker experiences in arts, music, literature, design; - engaging women and minorities through making; - engaging STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics through making; - Makerspaces, Hackerspaces and Fablabs as citizenship spaces; - civil society, private and NGO actors ; - hands-on in the developing world.