Last night (October 20, 2014) at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington DC the DC Public Library Foundation and DC Tech Meetup held “Meet the Makers: MakerPlaces in Libraries, Schools and Beyond” a panel discussion that will possibly be of interest to some infoDOCKET readers.
A video recording of the event is now available online and is also embedded below.
From a Blurb Used to Promo the Event:
The Maker Movement is revolutionizing how we think about innovation – in Makerspaces around the country, people are using advanced tools and technology to harness their creative energy and design the next great invention. And libraries are playing a vital role; many libraries have developed their own Makerspaces, providing tools and technology services including: 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, and digital advancement classes at little or no cost to their patrons.
How is this movement shaping the next generation of American inventors, and how is this new accessibility going to shape our economic future? And what impact are these changes having here in D.C.?
Find out by joining our discussion with panelists:
- Phyllis Klein, Co-Founder of D.C.’s FabLab;
- and moderator John Rennie, Editorial Director of Science for McGraw-Hill Education and winner of the Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science for this broad-ranging discussion.