What’s all the fuss? Is this another new shiny thing, or does it have the potential to cause serious change in cultural, library and learning environments? This is the Symposium for you if you want to hear about what’s happen, learn about scholarly research and investigations and have great conversations.
Creative Making in Libraries & Museums iSchool Symposium
University of Toronto iSchool Institute Symposium in partnership with Dysart & Jones Associates and the Ontario Library Association
REGISTRATION & WEBSITE NOW OPEN
Early bird discounts and Special Rates for OLA Members
Monday & Tuesday July 22 & 23, 2013, Toronto
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One of the hottest trends today is FabLabs, 3D printing, Makerspaces, Arduino and the connection of libraries and museums to creation and invention. It’s time for a symposium on the current landscape and a look at the opportunities for research, learning alignment, programs, practices and experiences of pioneers in this space. Dysart & Jones Associates have assembled a stellar crew of the leading thinkers and innovators in the fields of critical making. Attendees will tour the University of Toronto iSchool Semaphore Research Lab, hear of international innovations in FabLabs and Makerspaces in libraries, explore the use of maker technology in museums and cultural institutions, and learn the connections to strategies for research, community and education.
When one of Time magazine’s top 100 thinkers, Chris Anderson, a famed journalist, and editor of Wired magazine and entrepreneur, writes his third book (following librarians’ favorite, The Long Tail) on Makers: The New Industrial Revolution in 2012, you know the maker revolution is on the way! The book describes how entrepreneurs using open source design and 3D printing as a platform are driving a resurgence of American manufacturing. The innovations portrayed, crowdsourcing of ideas, utilization of available lower-cost design and manufacturing tools, and reviewing options to outsource capital-intensive manufacturing were also highlighted in the February 2012 Harvard Business Review article, “From Do It Yourself to Do It Together”.
Many industries, libraries, and museums have embraced the maker revolution. This two-day symposium illustrates the breadth and depth of the revolution, puts it into the context of libraries and museums, shares exciting programs already being pioneered and suggests areas for future endeavours. It features leading edge thinkers, scholars, and practitioners, includes a tour of the University of Toronto’s Critical Making Lab and focuses on strategies for libraries, museums, K-12 and other education and academic institutions.
- Matt Ratto, iSchool Professor; Director, Critical Making Lab, and Director, Semaphore Research Cluster on Mobile and Pervasive Computing University of Toronto http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/faculty/matt-ratto
- Susan Considine, Executive Director, The Fayetteville Free Library FabLab; ALA LAMA Division Councillor, NYLA PLS President, NYLA Councillor at Large
- Richard Hulser, Chief Librarian, Natural History Museum Los Angeles County
- Nate Hill, Assistant Director for Technology & Digital Initiatives, Chattanooga Public Library
- Jason Griffey, LibraryBox
Other innovators will be video-conferenced in as well
Lunch and coffee/snacks included
· Jane Dysart, Senior Partner, Dysart & Jones
· Stephen Abram, Consultant, Dysart & Jones
For sponsorship opportunities or a chance to demonstrate technology please contact: Juanita Richardson, Juanita@dysartjones.com
Register at http://www.creativemaking.org/
The 2 day symposium fee is $349.00 and $299.00 if you register before July 5th. Students are eligible for free limited volunteer roles or a half price registration.
OLA members get a 15% discount on registration fees.
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information, iSchool Institute
140 St George Street, 7th Floor, Toronto, ON