Does making matter?
Can making solve problems?
Can it foster creativity or entrepreneurship?
Does it just make you feel good?
This workshop is for anyone involved in making or creativity using digital tools, including Internet of Things devices or software, online tools such as Github, sharing and learning through Youtube and social media, or collaborating with communities through online platforms.
This is an active making workshop where you will use Lego and other simple materials to make some things, discuss your making practice, and share ideas and experiences in the company of other makers.
Led by a member of the DiDIY project team the workshop is designed to be an enjoyable way to take time out to reflect on your own practice and the meaning of making. It will give you the chance to learn from other makers and contribute your perspective to our research.
This workshop is free, but spaces are limited, so please sign up here, and if you can't make it, let us know so we can release your ticket to someone else.
We will provide pizza and drinks.
About the research
The University of Westminster is part of a research project into DiDIY (Digital DIY). This research will be used alongside data gathered from a number of other workshops to inform a report into the wider social impact of making from the makers’ perspective – looking at makers’ motivations, opportunities and experiences with digital technologies and making.
Participants will be asked for consent to be recorded during the workshops. Individuals will not be identified in research results.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No: 644344. More details can be found on the project website www.didiy.eu.