Attending to the Matter at Hand: A Maker-Oriented Review of Matthew Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head

Our guest post this week comes from Nicco Pandolfi, a Master’s of Science in Information (MSI) candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information. In this post, Nicco explores Matthew Crawford’s book The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming An Read more >

End-of-year maker reflections

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I’m noodling these days on the theme of program evaluation — those times when we step aside and take stock of what we’ve done, what we’re planning to do, where we’re succeeding, and where we’re failing. It’s also a time … Read more >

NYS Makers: Local Solutions to National Problems

This past week, I was lucky enough to attend the very first New York State Maker Summit, held in Albany, NY. This one-day gathering brought together makers from all across the state (seriously, all across the state–check out the map … Read more >

Making, Citizen Science, and the Anticipated EPA Budget Reductions

I’ve had four things rolling in my head lately:

  1. The end of Dale Dougherty’s book Free to Make, in which he articulates a future for making;
  2. My own nagging sense that making should ideally serve some greater purpose;
  3. Some research I’m
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Making Shampoo

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A while back, I spoke to a student who mentioned that she makes her own shampoo. “Huh,” I thought to myself, “That’s cool. I hadn’t ever thought about making my own shampoo. I wonder if it’s any good?” Fast forward a … Read more >

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