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  • Over the semester break the Makerspace was a second home to a group of international students, who met every day for 3 weeks to participate in the Intensive Academic Program (IAP). The program was facilitated by the Curtin Library and focussed on teaching writing, digital and library skills. Of course,...

  • Welcome to the blog of the Curtin Library Makerspace! Through the blog we hope to bring you regular posts providing information about the Makerspace and the projects happening here, as well as relevant news and events. For those of you familiar with our Makerspace community, you’ll know that we have...

  • A small team of creatives have been working away in the Makerspace on an exciting project to create an online 2D narrative based game, designed to introduce basic concepts around referencing, plagiarism, fake news, and critical thinking. Created by game designer/writer Rebecca Kerr, programmer Michael Weibrands, artist Jesse Bryant and...

  • 23 DigiDex Things is an online self-directed learning program currently being developed for you, the student cohort, to expand your understanding of the digital world and allow you to experiment with various tools and apps. Consisting of 23 topics about skills we have identified as being integral to students, the...

  • 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...

  • By Katherine Egan Last time Bloom was at the Makerspace, we learnt that there were no bad ideas. On the 5th of September we learnt how to sell our ideas to others at the Bloom Curtin Pitch Workshop. Joined by our friends at Enactus Curtin, the workshop was led by...

  • By Charlene Lan On the 22nd of August Bloom Curtin hosted an ideation workshop at the Curtin Library Makers Space. In partnership with the founder of Petz Allowed, Ryan Carson, students explored design thinking techniques and processes, and its application to solving real-world problems. Ryan inspired attendees by sharing his...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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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