Why Do Makerspaces
Matter For The Humanities?
For Writing Centers?

Jentery Sayers | U. of Victoria | @jenterysayers
TYCA-PNW/PNWCA Annual Conference

Saturday, 26 October 2013 | Seattle, WA

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Today

Renewed Interests In Making + DIY: Just A Fad?

The Programmability Of The Physical World

Transduction Literacy: What Is It?

Examples From The Maker Lab

Writing Centers + Making?

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Renewed Interests In Making + DIY

Just A Fad?

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Renewed Interests In Making + DIY

Just A Fad?

First: An Overview

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Maker Faires

Well Over Fifty Events Since 2006

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Makerspaces

Popping Up Across The World (Victoria Included!)

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Desktop Fabrication

Pre-Assembled, Consumer Model 3D Printers

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Desktop Fabrication

Or Build Your Own

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3D Scanning + Photogrammetry

Produce 3D Models Of Objects/Subjects In The World

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Print Those Models

Usually In ABS Or PLA Plastic

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Physical Computing

Use Electronics To Build Intelligent Environments

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Microprocessors

Delegate Specific Tasks To Low-Cost Computers

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The Internet Of Things

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It's A Fad.

Rhetoric Of "Making" Is Now Ubiquitous

"Making" Apparently Applies To Everything

"Make" Is Also A Brand/Corporation

Largely A Reaction To WYSIWYG Software

DIY Making Is Nothing New

Few Academics Recognize Scholarly Application

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It's Not A Fad.

Rhetoric Of "Making" Is Now Ubiquitous

"Making" Apparently Applies To Everything

"Make" Is Also A Brand/Corporation

Largely A Reaction To WYSIWYG Software

DIY Making Is Nothing New

Few Academics Recognize Scholarly Application

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Programmability Of The Physical World

One Reason Making + Makerspaces Matter Now

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“Personal fabrication will bring the programmability of digital worlds we've invented to the physical world we inhabit.” –Neil Gershenfeld

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Implications For The Humanities

Production Of Objects Rendered Familiar

Link Between Writing And Material World Is Tangible

Integrate Objects Into Argumentation

Underscores The Importance Of Transduction

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Transduction Literacy

What Is It?

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Working Definition

Knowledge Of How This Material Becomes That Material

Similar To Procedural Literacy And Rhetoric

But With A Bias For Hardware Over Code

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What Does It Involve?

Trial-And-Error Experimentation

Strategic Repurposing

Tacit Knowledge Production

In Situ Collaboration

Process Documentation

Self-Reflexive Building

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Where Is It Developed + Demonstrated?

In Makerspaces, Among Other Places

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Some Examples From The Lab

Transduction Literacy In Practice

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Kits For Cultural History

Reconstructing Historical Experiments

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Relevance To Writing

Integrate Built Objects Into Academic Argumentation

Facilitate Writing Across The Disciplines

Perform Transduction Literacy Across Media

Ask Audiences To Engage Arguments Across Media

Rethink The Instruction Manual + Tutorial

Blend Material History With Maker Culture

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Why Do Makerspaces Matter?

Collaboration Over Lone-Learner Model

Applied + Affirmative Approaches To Culture

Awareness Of The Mechanism

Stepping Away From The Screen

Shared Materials And Process Documentation

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Writing Centers + Making?

Possible Intersections Between
Writing Centers and Makerspaces?

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Some Questions

Infrastructure: How To Do More With Less?

Code: What Is Its Role?

Versioning: Through What Mechanisms?

Critique: What's After Read-And-Repeat?

Screens: Why Do Distance + Mediation Matter?

Built Objects: What Are Their Roles In/As Arguments?

Transduction: How Important Are Platforms?

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Thank You, TYCA-PNW/PNWCA.

Special Thanks To Amanda Hill


Jentery Sayers | U. of Victoria | @jenterysayers

Saturday, 26 October 2013 | Seattle, WA