Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 10:45 – 11:20 a.m.
Location: Mitchell Hall Theater
Have you ever wondered, “What exactly is a ‘maker’?” or “How is ‘making’ or a ‘makerspace’ different from what people have been doing for years from art to engineering?” In this session, Georgia Guthrie will do her best to answer these questions, and more. She’ll talk about how the “Maker” movement came about, and what sets it apart from other communities and practices centered around hands-on work. She’ll also discuss how makerspaces can be optimized to promote high levels of engagement and creativity for all participants. The session will explore the future potential of makerspaces on campus for interdisciplinary connections and novel learning.
Executive Director, The Hacktory
Georgia Guthrie is formally trained as a human-centered designer and art historian. Her DNA, interests, and life experiences have made her a maker. Her professional work is focused right now on being the Executive Director of The Hacktory, a hacker/makerspace in Philadelphia, PA. Formerly, she was a designer at the Action Mill, where she helped conceptualize, design, and launch My Gift of Grace, a game to help individuals and families talk about end-of-life issues. This spring, she was a student at the School for Poetic Computation. Find out more at georgiaguthrie.com.