Framing makerspace communities

Parisa Roshan Khanapour, Kayla DesPortes, Zane Cochran, Betsy DiSalvo

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Abstract

Drawing from over 50 interviews with diverse individuals who identify as makers we explored ways that communities were shaped the physical or online structures they occupy and a shared understanding of behaviors within the community. We identified two key dimensions to maker communities - fluid and structured, and - regulated and unregulated. We looked at these dimensions and how they impacted collaboration and learning, and togetherness in various maker communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of FABLEARN 2017
Subtitle of host publication7th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363495
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2017
Event7th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, FabLearn 2017 - Stanford, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2017Oct 22 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series
VolumePart F132090

Other

Other7th Annual Conference on Creativity and Making in Education, FabLearn 2017
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period10/21/1710/22/17

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • Community
  • Learning
  • Makerspaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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