Week 5: Making

Do it yourself

Adrian Smith (SPRU/STEPS Centre) came to talk to us about makerspaces, making and technology.

System change might mean rethinking technology in the service of new values or goals. From GM crops to driverless cars, new technologies are often presented as inevitable. But who shapes them, who decides and who benefits? Outside of corporate R&D and public policies, what other spaces are there to invent, alter, adapt and question technology and its effect on human lives?

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