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Representatives from CNI member organizations gather twice annually to explore new technologies, content, and applications; to further collaboration; to analyze technology policy issues; and to catalyze the development and deployment of new projects. Each member organization may send two representatives. Visit https://www.cni.org/mm/fall-2016 for more information.
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Monday, December 12 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Makerspaces, Virtual Reality, The Internet of Things et alia Stories

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The maker movement has existed for some years now and almost every makerspace implementation brings its own unique twist to that movement. It is now growing into a larger movement that includes Virtual Reality, The Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, big data, digital scholarship centers, and biology, along with those topics typically associated with makerspaces (digital fabrication, programming, craft, and electronics). These spaces enable the users to express themselves creatively (curriculum-based or not) and to be innovative. Instead of sharing traditional technical details, we are sharing four different stories on how the new makerspaces (or what we may call "Concept or Think Spaces") are making a difference in academic and community settings, and how colleges, universities, and non-profits see the maker culture and makerspaces playing a key role in shaping the new campus strategic directions. Particularly, equity, diversity and inclusivity will be key components in the narratives.
Panel moderated by Karim Boughida.


Angelica Ferria

Curator, Makerspace, University of Rhode Island
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Carl Grant

Associate Dean, Knowledge Services and Chief Technology Officer, University of Oklahoma
Carl Grant is the Associate Dean for Knowledge Services and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Oklahoma Libraries. Carl has an extensive background in the information industry and has worked for many years in the corporate enterprise that supports library services in leadership positions at Ex Libris, VTLS, Ameritech Library Services, and Innovative Interfaces.
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Brian Jepson

Acquisitions Editor, O'Reilly Media
Brian Jepson is an Acquisitions Editor for O'Reilly Media who focuses on hardware, the Internet of Things, and Digital Fabrication. He's also the co-organizer of Providence Geeks, a founding member of the National Maker Faire planning and production team, and co-producer of the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire. He's also been involved in various ways over the years with AS220, a non-profit arts center in Providence, Rhode Island. AS220 gives Rhode... Read More →

Brian Mathews

Associate Dean for Learning & Outreach, Libraries, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Deborah Mongeau

Professor & Chair, Public Services, Libraries, University of Rhode Island

Monday December 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Presidential Ballroom Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

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