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MD079: Contributions of Makerspace Development after Natural Disasters

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There is a subtle disconnect between first-generation makerspace developers and the second-generation. You can think of it as Art versus Society. We spend a lot time talking about what’s needed to help your members compete in the Gig Economy. Today, we should spend some time talking about how makerspaces can help your community heal after …

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MD078: Making the Case for K-12 Makerspace Development

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There is a feeling of newness that accompanies the start of every school year. However, there is something different this year. What’s different is the importance of K-12 librarians for students entering the Gig Economy. Librarians open up young minds to the world every day of the school year. They open up new pathways to …

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MD076: Why Augmented Makerspaces are Game Changers

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If you read the Fourth Transformation, you might feel like you have been transported back to the start of the social media era. You could even make the case that the Fourth Transformation represents the start of commercial virtual reality. For the purposes of makerspace development, we are going to concentrate on what you could …

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MD073: Makerspace Development will jumpstart Upward Mobility

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There was a lot of fuss last year about the fact that it’s harder now to move up economically than it has ever been. According to Michael Carr and Emily Wiemers,“You can’t educate your way up.” Current occupations will go away never to be seen again because of automation. Others will decrease in value because …

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MD065: Makerspace Development during an AI Revolution

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As we talk about the benefits of makerspace development, we also have to acknowledge the uncertainty associated with the current AI Revolution. And we can’t take for granted the potential for social unrest. Number one because this AI Revolution will first make landfall in the United States. You could make the case that the 2016 …

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