Technology Will Save Us
What? Technology Will Save Us make gadgets you can make and code yourself. DIY and resources kits to learn new skills, make cool things and start the journey to becoming a tech maker.
Our relationship with technology needs to be addressed as it is designed to become obsolete. Technology needs to be more about making, rather than simply consumption. Aimed to bring people’s
passions to life using technology.
Designed with nine gadget kits, following research with young people in schools and with a focus on core technology skills.
The kits include:
- DIY Electro Dough Kit
- DIY Thirsty Plant Kit
- DIY Gamer Kit
- DIY Speaker Kit
Purpose? ‘We are on a mission to provide families, educators and young people – of all ages, backgrounds and interests – new opportunities to learn and create using technology.’
Target audience? Teachers, Schools, Families, Makers
How might it be used? Partnerships with schools, Digital Summer School (Wigan), After School Clubs
What? Fun Palaces – Everyone an Artist, Everyone a Scientist!
Fun Palaces are fun events, combining arts and science, for and with local people – aimed at placing culture at the centre of communities.
In 2014 “3,183 Makers created Fun Palaces in their local communities which were enjoyed by 40,000 participants.”
The next Fun Palaces take place on 3rd and 4th October 2015
Purpose? “Fun Palaces are about fun and learning, participating and making together”.
Target audience? Anyone, everyone!
How might it be used? To engage and build partnerships with local artists and scientists to use our library spaces to create Fun Palaces for our local communities
Sharing the knowledge gained from the SCL Digital Leaders Pilot (facilitated by Ben Lee and Ethan Ohs from Shared Intelligence) with colleagues – ideas, examples and inspiration.