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SIE #1a: Mini Maker Fest @ iConference 2018; part 1 of 2
11:00am - 12:30pm
mini Maker Fest @ iConference ‘18
Xiaofeng Li, Sarah Barriage, Ross J. Todd, Leanne Bowler
This two-part SIE provides an opportunity for conference attendees to engage in playful and creative makerspace activities and stimulating critical discussions about the current status and future directions of research in information science related to the maker movement. During the first session, attendees will be invited to engage in hands-on design and engineering activities that provide a taste of the types of activities available in makerspaces. Participants will also be encouraged to use a mobile photography app to submit their creations to the mini Maker Fest Competition. The second session will be devoted to discussing opportunities and challenges involved in conducting research in makerspaces, as well as the use of photography as a research method to capture participant experiences. Key participants will be on hand in both sessions to facilitate engagement in makerspace activities and use of the mobile photography app, and to lead interactive discussions.