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William J. Turkel: The Hands-On Imperative

A Catapult Center Lecture

Friday, April 26, 2013, 4:00pm

Ballantine Hall 003

The Hands-On Imperative

William J. Turkel
University of Western Ontario

Friday, April 26, 2013
Ballantine Hall 003
4:00-5:30 p.m.

The idea that “making is thinking,” as Richard Sennett puts it, has always had some place in the humanities. Until recently, however, it was costly and difficult to produce physical objects. Now online maker communities, powerful design software, cloud-based services, desktop fabrication and physical computing make it almost as easy for people to make and share artifacts as information or software. I describe how to set up a makerspace and fab lab for humanists, and why you might want to.


Sponsored by the Catapult Center for Digital Humanities & Computational Analysis of Texts