[EvansWorld] RE: Reminder: Invitation: TASCHA Talk -- April 12 --
co-working to hackerspaces: An introduction to innovation spaces
melclark at uw.edu
Fri Apr 13 14:03:29 PDT 2012
If you were unable to attend yesterday's TASCHA Talk with Chris Coward, you can now access it online here: http://bit.ly/IvAPOK
From: Melody Clark
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Subject: Reminder: Invitation: TASCHA Talk -- April 12 -- From co-working to hackerspaces: An introduction to innovation spaces
Just a quick, friendly reminder that Chris Coward, director of TASCHA<http://tascha.uw.edu/>, will be giving a TASCHA Talk tomorrow (Thursday, April 12 from 3:45-4:45pm) on innovation spaces. For those that can't make it in person or for those not in Seattle, you can also tune in via Adobe Connect<http://connect.washington.edu/ischool-tascha/>. More information below.
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Subject: Invitation: TASCHA Talk -- April 12 -- From co-working to hackerspaces: An introduction to innovation spaces
>From co-working to hackerspaces: An introduction to innovation spaces <http://tascha.uw.edu/2011/11/december-1-developing-a-framework-for-digitally-inclusive-communities-to-help-improve-access-through-collaborative-action/>
Thursday -- April 12, from 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Roosevelt Commons Building, Multi-Purpose Room
Remote or outside of Seattle: Via Adobe Connect <http://connect.washington.edu/ischool-tascha/>
We all know what the typical telecenter or library computer space looks like - people sitting behind monitors along rows of desks, working away on whatever it is they are doing. This model serves a purpose, and as our research indicates, people can benefit greatly from the sort of access and services that one finds in these places. But at the same time this standard configuration is limiting in the types of activities that people can engage in around computers. In this talk I introduce other models of communal computer usage, places described as co-working spaces, hacker or maker spaces, and innovation hubs. We will first take a tour, exploring what people do in these places, who they are designed for, and what makes them work. As we will see, the physical design, management, rules, and services of these spaces foster a wide range activities. Next, we will look at the ways people across disciplines are conducting research on innovation spaces. What are the driving questions? How are people trying to understand the phenomenon and introduce technological, design, or other interventions to improve the impacts of these places? Finally, we will discuss potential research opportunities for TASCHA and others to contribute to advancing this space.
About the presenter
Chris Coward<http://tascha.uw.edu/author/chriscoward/> is the co-founder, Principal Research Scientist, and Director of the Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA) at the University of Washington Information School. Under his leadership, TASCHA has grown in size and scope over the last decade, encompassing research in 50 countries. Chris specializes in designing research programs that improve policy and practice. His work focuses on examining the social and economic impacts of information and communication technologies (ICT), with particular attention to the role of libraries and nonprofit organizations in developing countries. Chris holds a Master of Public Administration degree and a Master of Arts in International Studies degree, both from the University of Washington.
TASCHA Talks are bi-weekly sessions to share, discuss, and advance new ideas around topics related to technology and social change. Learn more at tascha.uw.edu/taschatalks<http://tascha.uw.edu/taschatalks/>
Research Coordinator | Global Impact Study
Technology & Social Change (TASCHA)
melclark at uw.edu<mailto:melclark at uw.edu> | 206.685.7819
Twitter: @ictimpact<http://twitter.com/#!/ICTimpact> | @melodyrclark<https://twitter.com/#!/melodyrclark>
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