Running a Virtual Makerspace

Well, today the word is finally in. In addition to working from home this week and next, all labs at DePaul will (most certainly, at least) be closed next term. While unfortunate, this is not a shock, and is certainly the best thing to do for everyone. On the plus side, we’ve been preparing for this at the IRL for the last two weeks.

So, this next term will be a very interesting experiment. How do you run a hands-on learning network online? How do we share the joy of making and tinkering with others while not being able to share the same space with each other?

I think we can do it, and then some. The ideas are already flowing, and I can’t wait to share with you all what we’ve been up to. This is all one great experiment now — something that tinkerers are especially well-suited for.

Ad astra per aspera.

Jay Margalus is on Twitter at @jaymargalus

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