It’s the eve of a new school year, and as I put the finishing touches on plans for our new maker class and interview grad students about their interest in joining the Michigan Makers team, I’m thinking a lot about … Read more >
As we head into the second week of August, the new school year slowly creeps up on me, full of makery goodness.
First, I’m teaching a new course, SI 636: Makerspaces, Maker Culture, and Maker Tools [editor’s note: SI = … Read more >
Last month, Michigan Makers was invited to Washington, DC, to exhibit at the first Capitol Hill Maker Faire, and we stayed on to see what others makers were up to at the National Maker Faire. It was a great opportunity … Read more >
Along with several other library programs, Michigan Makers has received a delightful invitation from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Congressional Maker Caucus to exhibit at the first Capitol Hill Maker Faire, so MSI student Amber Lovett… Read more >
Another reason to promote making across generations? New research by Mayo Clinic researchers that finds correlations between mid-life arts and crafts and late-life computer use among elderly and lower risk for mild cognitive impairment, which sometimes develops into Alzheimer’s or … Read more >
This week is National Library Week, and this year’s theme is “Unlimited Possibilities at Your Library,” complete with a social media hashtag of #LibraryMade, in which patrons are encouraged to share their library-facilitated creations.
It’s a theme at the forefront … Read more >
We here at MakerBridge are delighted that our founder and editor, Sharona Ginsberg, has been named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal for her work with the MakerBridge community. From her LJ profile:
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Thanks to funding from the U-M Third Century Initiative and the UMSI Founders Fund, Michigan Makers is hosting two free Making Maker… Read more >