1. Chris Anderson: Makers - The New Industrial Revolution


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    CHRIS ANDERSON is the most forward-looking and articulate speaker about the effect of new technology on business. His first book, The Long Tail, is the definitive account of how the internet undermined blockbuster-culture and created an economy of targeted niche products. His next book, Free, explored the new online marketplace of “free” products, explaining how companies can make money by giving things away. Now, in his newest book, Makers, Chris unfolds for us the latest chapter in the digital revolution: a physical revolution.Makers: The New Industrial Revolution introduces a new era of micro-manufacturing. New technologies such as 3D printing and electronics assembly allow anyone with an idea to build it. Data can become objects — and everyone nowadays has access to data. This means the extraordinary democratization of information which the internet has enabled is about to be mirrored by the democratization of physical creation. In Chris’ phrase, “atoms are the new bits”. Chris isn't sitting on the sidelines of this revolution. He is the founder of DIYDrones, an open source community with 12,000 people and three factories around the world. Chris has also founded 3DRobotics, a robotic manufacturing company that began as a GeekDad hobby with his children. As Editor-in-chief of Wired, Chris led the magazine to two dozen National Magazine Award nominations, winning the prestigious top prize for general excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. Chris stepped down from his role at Wired after an incredibly successful 12-year run to become CEO of 3DRobotics. He worked at The Economist for seven years in various positions and served as an editor at the two premier science journals, Science and Nature.

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    • LSRI Speaker Series: Erica Halverson - Learning In and Through the Arts: From Theatre to Makerspaces


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      The arts as disciplines have been largely ignored in conversations about what matters in teaching, learning, and the design of learning environments. The transformation of "STEM" to "STEAM" - motivated in part by the explosion of the maker movement onto the education scene - has reinvigorated conversations about why the arts are important for all learners and how the arts have proven transformational for learners who feel marginalized from mainstream educational institutions. In this talk I will describe what we know about the relationship between the arts as disciplines and the learning sciences, with a focus on the narrative arts - theatre, film, radio, and graphic design. I will also propose a theory of learning in the arts as the development of a representational trajectory, that begins with a developing a story about the self, moves toward a focus on how the tools of the medium afford representation of that story, and culminates in representations that reflect an understanding of the relationship between story and tools. This process mirrors the development of metarepresentational competence found in studies of students' conceptual learning in mathematics and science. I will close with a discussion of the maker movement in education as a bridge between the arts, engineering, and entrepreneurship and how this bridge can continue to push our thinking around what is worth teaching and learning.

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      • Montana Makers Kits - Show & Tell


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        What is this makerspace idea, anyway, and why would you want one in your library? Join us for a quick review of the Montana Makers pilot of the State Library, what’s in the makerspace kits, and what cool and inspiring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities your library colleagues from around the state have been doing with them. Presented by Cara Orban. CE category: library Services to the Public Originally recorded on January 28, 2015

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        • #pb21-WebTalk „we are makers“


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          #pb21-WebTalk mit Daniel Seitz zum Einstieg in die Artikelreihe „we are makers“. pb21.de/2014/10/themenschwerpunkt-makers/

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          • Libraries: The Ultimate Playground at #ideadrop


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            Carson and Andrea talked about how libraries are the ultimate playground to recap the engagement and fun from their SXSW Interactive talk. Patricia Martin also joins the couch to discuss libraries.

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            • Makervillage Announcement


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              Tricia Steele and Greg Richardson announce Makervillage, a member-owned economic gardening community.

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              • Chris Allen: EventHost.com


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                Chris Allen is currently the President of EventHost, an online application that simplifies volunteer management. The application reduces administrative headaches and allows users to better organize large events, year round volunteer programs, and small service projects. Allen is also the founder of iServe, which connects individuals with local service opportunities that match their passions, skills, and availability. He is a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Georgia.

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                • Marshall Seese: Songster Demonstration


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                  Marshall is an experienced entrepreneur with a background in music, technology, and law. He earned a JD from the University of Michigan, and opened his own law firm, BCLS Legal, only two years after graduation. In late 2008, Marshall sold his stake in BCLS and joined North Highland as its General Counsel. In addition to his legal career, Marshall has launched a number of small businesses and is an experienced musician with a recording agreement through Backspace Records. Today, he is the founder and CEO of Songster, the first game by Atlanta-based startup, Mowgli.

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                  • DIY Solar Recharging TV Remote


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                    This month, Shawn Blaszak, at Pumping Station: One, shows how to convert a standard TV remote control to solar power. Leave your remote sitting on a sunny windowsill and let it top off the charge in your batteries while you are away from the TV.

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                    • Vier Fragen zu „we are makers“


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                      Daniel Seitz beantwortet vier Fragen zur #pb21-Artikelreihe „we are makers“. http://pb21.de/2014/10/themenschwerpunkt-makers/

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