After working on the development of the Aalto FabLab, after doing the one week Fab Boot Camp in FabLab Barcelona and the 5 months FabAcademy in FabLab Amsterdam, after visiting other FabLabs and meeting people in the community, I now have enough experience and material to write this post.
KiiCS is a project funded under the European Commission (Science in Society programme) which started in 2012. One of its prime aims is to “incubate” art, science and technology through multidisciplinary actions.
Coding Goûter is a monthly event where parents and kids play with a variety of programming tools, algorithmic games and puzzles, development environments, and languages. Goûter is French for a child’s afternoon snack or party, so we eat cakes and candies too!
It is common knowledge that U.S. students have fallen behind in the acquisition of science knowledge and that the necessary solution is greater investment and better practices in our schools. But is better schooling really the solution?
A few years ago libraries were flying high. I wrote a book about the so-called "third wave" library-building boom of the '90s and early aughts, a boom made possible in part by the dot.com bubble. Today, a decade later, our cities and their libraries find themselves in a very different situation.
A visionary lens on how social, political, and economic power structures are changing at the dawn of the information age, presaging many of today's cultural paradigms.