World Maker Faire New York 2013

Six Amazing Things about Making

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Sunday2:00 PM2:30 PMNo Video Available

When we make, play and share, we bring meaning to everyday life, and build cultures together. In this session, Mitch Resnick and David Gauntlett each discuss three objects which show the power of making. They show that making is learning, fosters happiness, and is true social participation. How can we build better opportunities and tools for making? Mitch Resnick is professor and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. He was awarded the McGraw Prize in Education 2011. David Gauntlett is professor and co-director of media research at University of Westminster, London. His books include 'Making is Connecting'.

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David Gauntlett — Professor, School of Media, Art and Design

University of Westminster, London, UK

David Gauntlett's books include Making is Connecting (2011). He has worked with some of the world's leading creative organisations, including the BBC, the British Library, V&A, Tate, and Lego.

Mitch Resnick — LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research

MIT Media Lab

Mitch Resnick leads a team which develops tools for creative learning, including Scratch, the online programming tool and community for kids. He was awarded the 2011 McGraw Prize in Education.


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