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Knowledge transfer

After two Summer Schools at the Waag building in Amsterdam in the past years, a third Summer Academy was organised on location this year. Earlier participants of the Hout- en Meubileringscollege (HMC) created together with Waag Society a programme to share their knowledge and experiences with their colleagues.

Emerging technologies, the accessibility of online information and questions about sustainability are changing the practice of making, the role of makers and their way of thinking. How are teachers in maker education handling the new machines, (open) software, materials, information and changing principles?

Read more about this topic in the Dutch version of this blog.

Recent blog posts

- Monday 11 December 2017

December 14th there will be a vote to abolish net neutrality in the US. We asked Taco van Dijk why we should worry about this.

- Friday 08 December 2017

Which technological applications make it possible for citizens to actively contribute to collecting (environmental) data?

- Thursday 23 November 2017

The new directive called PSD2 will give banks the opportunity to share your data with third parties. Do we need to worry about this development?

- Wednesday 22 November 2017

Fabschool tought a series of classes in the 021 Maakplaats (Makerspace) in Reigersbos. Kinderen got acquainted with new technology such as 3D printers, lasercutters and design software.

- Friday 10 November 2017

As the means of digital fabrication become mainstream, the challenge of the maker movement lies in defining its values of sustainability, openness and critical making more visibly, says Marleen Stikker at the celebration of a decade of Fablab Amsterdam.