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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….

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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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Using VR to teach Occupational Therapy

Faculty of Health Sciences lecturer Claire Morrisby used the Makerspace’s VR equipment to augment her students’ learning. She kindly shared her positive experience: “I coordinate the gerontology units in the Occupational Therapy courses. Within these, one of the areas of practice we cover is home visiting with older adults, generally…

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