At this evening meeting in London on Thursday 20 June we have two talks, with a total of five speakers looking at makerspace. We last looked at this topic in April 2015, and in the intervening time the maker movement has evolved often, but not always, for the better.
This is a joint meeting with the British Computer Society Open Source Specialist Group.
Setting up and running an interdisciplinary makerspace
Dr Jenny Molloy, Tony Naggs and Anne-Pia Marty will talk about setting up and running an interdisciplinary makerspace, based in their experience at Biomakespace Cambridge. They’ll look at how you set up a community lab in a biotechnology hotspot, and engage in open science internationally.
Dr Jenny Molloy is a co-founder director of Biomakespace Cambridge and a Shuttleworth Fellow. She is coordinator of OpenPlant and the Synthetic Biology Strategic Research Initiative at the University of Cambridge.
Tony Naggs is a software architect by profession, and helped set up Biomakespace Cambridge, with a particular interest in its inter-disciplinary work. He serves on the Biomakespace committee.
Anne-Pia Marty is Biomaker Challenge Africa Coordinator at the University of Cambridge, and an active contributor to Biomakespace Cambridge.
Some critical reflections on makerspaces and making, and their role in wider society
Dr Laura James is co-founder and former director of Cambridge Makespace.