Creative Jam Competition

Are you looking for something fun and creative to do during the tuition free week, and would like to win some great prizes? The Makerspace is holding a ‘Creative Jam’, a week-long event for Curtin students to develop an interactive experience for the Library Makerspace. In this competition, we invite…

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23 Digidex Things

Curtin has recently revised their graduate capabilities to include “effective communicators with digital competence” where graduates “will be able to effectively communicate, and confidently access, use and adapt information and technology to meet the needs of life, learning and future work.”  One of the ways that Curtin Library is contributing…

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Playing with Linked Open Data

We were privileged to host a workshop facilitated by Associate Professor Tim Sherratt (University of Canberra), when he was in Perth recently to speak at #LODLAM18, a one day Digital Humanities symposium organised by Prof. Erik Champion and held at the Curtin HIVE. The pre-event Makerspace workshop was entitled “Enriching…

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Makers of Curtin: Matteo Vinci

Our Maker of Curtin this week is Matteo Vinci, a first year Engineering student who also works in the Makerspace as a Library Student Assistant. Before coming to Curtin he studied Electronics Engineering at TAFE and worked in various industries in IT and Communications/Electronics. Matteo, what kind of things do…

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Makers of Curtin: Rebecca Kerr

This week our Maker of Curtin is Rebecca Kerr, a final year, part time, undergraduate Visualisation and Interactive Media student. Rebecca also works as a Library Student Assistant for Curtin Library, including the Makerspace. Rebecca, what do you like to make? I like making a range of different things. I…

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Makers of Curtin: Erin Robertson

This is the first post of our new series, “Makers of Curtin”.   Inspired by Humans of Curtin, we want to capture the stories of people who use the Library Makerspace, in their own words. Our first maker in the series is Occupational Therapy student, Erin Robertson. Erin, what do you…

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Our book chapter on Makerspaces and DH is published!

We are excited that our chapter entitled “The Role of Responsive Library Makerspaces in Supporting Informal Learning in the Digital Humanities”  in Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Partnerships: A Critical Examination of Labor, Networks and Community, edited by Robin Kear and Kate Joranson (Chandos, 2018) is now published.  In the book, the authors “reflect…

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