[STEPS Centre] Power to the people: making & politics at the Science Museum

O'Donovan, Cian and Smith, Adrian (2016) [STEPS Centre] Power to the people: making & politics at the Science Museum. STEPS-Centre.org.

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Abstract

The maker movement in the UK, and globally, has grown rapidly over recent years. Hundreds of maker spaces, equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, design software, as well as old-fashioned hand tools, have popped up in cities, towns and on university campuses, potentially promising new forms of redistributed and community based manufacturing. But who gets to be a maker, where does making happen and what gets made? And what is the wider social significance of this phenomenon? These questions were put to a group of makers and the public during Power to the people, a workshop jointly organised by the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and London’s Science Museum on Friday 21 October 2016.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: grassroots innovation; innovation democracy; making
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Research Centres and Groups: Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD2321 Industry > HD2340.8 Small and medium-sized businesses, artisans, handicrafts, trades
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T0173.2 Technological change
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
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Depositing User: Cian O'Donovan
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 08:46
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65755

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