We’ll be sharing updates about our work in these locations:
HackedMatter.com – Co-principal investigator Silvia Lindtner is part of this international, Shanghai-based research hub dedicated to investigating the process of technological innovation in China. Through a series of immersive events, public programs, online outreach and offshoot publications, we bring together key stakeholders (scholars, makers, artists and entrepreneurs) to explore the rich interconnections between DIY making, product design, hardware manufacturing, and speculative thought. Established in 2011, Hacked Matter is rooted in a long-term engagement with grassroots creativity in urban China, which began with the founding of Xindanwei in 2009, and its offshoot Xinchejian in 2010. As one of Shanghai’s few international and interdisciplinary research hubs, Hacked Matter focuses on the production of new technologies, the networks of shanzhai manufacturing and the role of China’s maker culture.
MakerBridge.si.umich.edu – Principal investigator Kristin Fontichiaro is a part of this weekly blog about maker culture, tools, and programming, with a focus on schools and libraries. @makerbridge
Michigan Makers Flickr Page – Michigan Makers pairs college student mentors with middle-grade students in weekly pop-up makerspaces in local public schools and will be the laboratory for the development of new projects, curriculum, and ideas that we can share in our summertime professional development road trips. Follow along with our projects!