3 Ways of Making: Institutionalizing the Maker Movement

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Wanger Family Fab Lab
Art Institute of Chicago
Black Creativity Innovation Studio

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3 Ways of Making: Institutionalizing the Maker Movement

  1. 1. 3 WAYS OF MAKING WANGER FAMILY FAB LAB ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO BLACK CREATIVITY INNOVATION STUDIO Institutionalizing the Maker Movement
  2. 2. WANGER FAMILY FAB LAB A trip to the FAB Lab at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
  3. 3. Room Design Wall Storage Open Ceiling Workbenches by Gladiator Work Zone is Uncarpeted
  4. 4. Recessed Lighting Power Flexibility Access to Ductwork for Ventilation
  5. 5. Traditional Workbench Computer Training Area Carpet for noise control
  6. 6. Wanger Family Fab Lab • 1800 Square Feet • Grant Funded “Museum-based STEM initiatives are supported by corporate, civic and philanthropic leaders” • Extension of museum-based science education programs Safety Goggle Rack
  7. 7. BLACK CREATIVITY INNOVATION STUDIO “Pop-Up” innovation at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago
  8. 8. Room Design Large Room Divided into Smaller Space O p e n Vinyl Printed Dividers Worktables and storage racks from Costco C e i l i n g
  9. 9. Room Design Gallery of Objects Made In Studio Use of Inexpensive or Recycled Material Waiting Area for Next Class
  10. 10. Room Design Gallery of Objects Made In Studio Staff Drill, Cut or Glue Items Use of Inexpensive or Recycled Material Waiting Area for Next Class
  11. 11. Black Creativity Innovation Studio • Short Term • Creatively Funded • Program Every 30 Minutes • Considered “Analog” MakerSpace • 300 visitors in the first week Relies on Volunteers
  12. 12. 3D PRINTING WITH TOM BURTONWOOD Mass Producing Antiquities at the Art Institute of Chicago
  13. 13. Room Design Work Area Is Uncarpeted Classroom Setting Windows Onto Hall Generate Interest Vitrines for Permanent Display
  14. 14. Extension of the Artist-In-Residency Program Showcases objects from the Museum’s Collection
  15. 15. Demonstration of Both Scanning and Printing Showcases Concepts Rather Than “Hands-On”
  16. 16. 3D Printing with Tom Burtonwood • Part of Family Programing Outreach • Grant Funded • Program 3x a Week • Demonstration Only

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