MAKE-IT Partners’ interviews

What can we expect for MAKE-IT? Who is working on it?

To answer these questions, we talked with our partners about their experience in the Maker movement and their expectations of the project during the MAKE-IT Plenary Workshop in Vienna, December 2016.

Similarities, differences and interactions between the Hacker scene and the Maker Movement.
Discussion on the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress (33C3)

From 27th to 30th of December 2016, about 10.000 hackers, scientists, activists and interested citizens met for the 33rd Chaos Communication Congress (33C3) in the sold-out CCH trade fair in Hamburg.

from Dortmund University presented MAKE-IT with some first findings from our empirical case studies, there to lead into a discussion about similarities, differences, and interactions between the Hacker scene and the Maker movement.

Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017:
When online meets offline

Digital Social Innovation Fair took place on the 1st and 2nd of February in Rome. The MAKE-IT consortium was well represented with Tomas Diez’s keynote giving a comprehensive overview of the Maker movement’s vast spread including the rise of fab cities and the opportunities of the smart citizen project, and Jeremy Millard’s keynote which focused on how acknowledging nature as a fifth additional actor to the quadruple helix model can inform the design of social organisations and substantially alter visions of future societies.

On day 2, Janosch Sbeih presented MAKE-IT’s preliminary results during a workshop called Collaborative Making, Art and Creativity. from Dortmund University explains what happened in the following blog post and analytical report.

Can Platform Cooperativism help the Maker Movement to become more sustainable? MAKE-IT on the Open 2017: Platform Cooperatives conference in London

From 16th to 17th of February 2017, scientists, politicians, programmers, activists and representatives from business and civil society met in the halls of Goldsmiths, University of London, to bring together developers of the digital world with practitioners of cooperative business models. The container for this get-together was the two-day conference on the collaborative economy Open 2017: Platform Cooperatives. discussed MAKE-IT with the participants of the conference with the particular focus on sustainability scenarios for the Maker movement.
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