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Author: Karen


  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Join the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts and Curtin Library Makerspace to hack cultural datasets and heritage information. Use government and institutional research data, gallery, library, archive and museum information as data sources. Experiment with data for a research project or proposal; create something accessible, beautiful and/or useful...

  • The Curtin Library Makerspace recently celebrated Research Week at Curtin University by hosting a workshop entitled ‘Supporting Digital Scholarship in the Humanities’. Using a definition of digital scholarship as “the use of digital evidence and method, digital authoring, digital publishing, digital curation and preservation, and digital use and reuse of...

  • In the first semester this year the Curtin Makerspace supported an exciting project to create a Graphical User Interface which would make it easy for non-programmers to use the Kinect camera to interact with a range of 3D environments. The project was conducted under the auspices of Curtin’s Department of...

  • Much of what we aim to do in the Library Makerspace is extra-curricular, providing opportunities for students to develop skills, knowledge and experience they want or need, and that subsequently supplement their formal learning. However, the Makerspace has also started to directly support the formal teaching curriculum, by providing space...

  • One of the exciting projects the Curtin Library Makerspace is working on this year is to establish a virtual makerspace using Minecraft. We have purchased some licences for Minecraft EDU, and will be exploring its potential as a learning environment for our library clients. As an extension to this project,...

  • This year, Curtin University Library has implemented a strategic initiative to establish a makerspace and maker community through facilitating ‘making’ events, activities and projects, both within the library and the wider Curtin community, as well as seeking opportunities to engage with the community more broadly. Maker Community The main aim...

  • We are very proud to be featured in the latest episode of Curtin TV, which has a story about the activities around Loud Shirt Day. Curtin Makers participated in this worthwhile fundraising event by facilitating T-shirt painting workshops. Read more about the workshops.

  • With its focus on the “Year of Light”, this year’s National Science Week provided Curtin Makers with the perfect opportunity to develop our maker community by celebrating the relationship between science and art through hands on activities based around the theme of light. With our interest in fostering a cross-disciplinary...

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