Video: Mark Frauenfelder Speaks at Edmonton Public Library About “Making Makers” and Makers Movement
Here’s a video recording of a complete presentation by Mark Frauenfelder that took place at the Edmonton Public Library (EPL)*** earlier this week (June 17, 2014).
The title of the presentation, “Making Makers: The New Tools and Ideas Driving the Movement”
As many of you already know, Frauenfelder has one impressive set of credentials.
Mark Frauenfelder: Career Highlights (via EPL):
- Founding editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine
- Founder of Boing Boing
- Editor-in-chief of Cool-Tools.org
- Editor at Wired from 1993-1998
- Founding editor of Wired.com
- Author of seven books. His latest book is “Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Anti-Gravity Jars and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects.”
With entertaining and surprising images and stories Mark presents the rich history of making and our return to that culture. The early 2000’s represented phase one of that rebirth, and might be called “modern” making: people making cool stuff for the love of making. In the last five years people have started making new tools and technologies that enable anyone to be a maker. Creating access to these tools and materials as well as the opportunity to share and collaborate with others is essential to the maker experience. Starting with a colorful history of 19th and 20th century making, Mark will present the new tools and technologies that are driving innovation and giving individuals and small groups the ability to create amazing things that would’ve been out of their reach a few years ago. He then will present new, inexpensive, and effective ways to conduct research and development, design prototypes, and set up manufacturing at home, and in makerspaces, libraries, schools, companies, and other spaces.
***Btw, ICYMI the Edmonton Public Library is Library Journal’s Library of of the Year 2014. Mega congrats and kudos!
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.