Read:Code:Make 2: From Ideas to Prototypes

Welcome to our second post about the Read:Code:Make programme, a collaboration between the Surrey Library Service, artists Helen Scalway, Louise Scillitoe-Brown and Russell Jakubowski and makers Matt Prior (from the Surrey and Hampshire MakerSpace) and Artefacto. In our first post, we introduced the artists and how the project came together. In this post, we’ll discuss […]

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Read:Code:Make – Introductions

The first of three blog posts by Carlos Izsak about the Read:Code:Make programme, a collaboration between Surrey Library Service (Digital Department), artists and makers (including Artefacto), is now available. Find out how how the project came together and meet the artists and makers participating. The aim of Read:Code:Make from Surrey Libraries was to bring three […]

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Five for Friday – Living in an Augmented Reality

Five or so links from around the web about new and interesting applications of technology. Today’s links are about Augmented Reality, where the physical and the digital collide in new and interesting ways. Amazon Sumerian, a platform for building AR, VR and 3D apps, is now open to all (TechCrunch) First is the announcement that […]

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How to build digital literacy into your makerspace

Digital literacy in the makerspace As well as being a haven of access (be in knowledge, internet, fiction, research) libraries play a vital role in supporting digital literacy in their communities. But, as technology evolves, so do the demands of digital literacy. Makerspaces provide a great, engaging way to help users gain confidence in engaging […]

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Five for friday – QR codes are back (again)

Five or so links from around the web about new and interesting applications of technology. Today’s links are about QR codes, those 2-dimension barcodes that you see pasted around the place. Though they may not be new or emerging, they are a tenacious technology and one of the few cross-platform ways to provide lightweight, contextual […]

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Artefacto Autumn News Roundup

Ever since we announced Artefacto and the Makercart joining forces in June this year, we’ve been busy helping Libraries build the Maker Education community by training and onboarding staff, running and attending events. Here we’ll like to share some of those stories. Most of our work has been focused on helping Redbridge Central Library establish […]

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