Maker Culture and Creativity: The Global Maker Movement

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Salon 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)
The industrial paradigm of the 21st century is shifting toward the creation of new values with a focus on ideas and creativity. These social trends, represented by the “Maker Movement,” are an innovation of the manufacturing sector based on sharing of knowledge and creativity. Individuals’ creative ideas, promoted through exchanging scientific knowledge, are transformed into innovative products that meet market demands and create value using digital fabrication processes. This session will discuss the processes and mechanisms through which global communities’ understanding and engagement of science and technology has facilitated innovation in the manufacturing sector. Korea will introduce projects that show how the private sector’s creative ideas combine with government policy to generate innovative performance. Japan will present how it has developed the digital fabrication industry by integrating high-tech science and technology with the artisan spirit. China will present Makerspace, which contributed to creating a new industrial sector through the convergence of the country's huge industrial production base and the Maker Movement. Participants will discuss the science and technology-based innovations achieved in the manufacturing sectors, as well as policy directions and means of collaboration among nations.
Seunghwan Kim, Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC)
Dale Dougherty, Maker Media
Jared Wilkins, Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre
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