Are public workshops more important than public libraries?
10th Oct 2013
RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture 2013 - Edinburgh.
Professor Mark Miodownik, world leader in the field of material science, inaugural member of the Times Top 100 Influential Scientists, broadcaster and author will be delivering the 2013 RSA Scotland Angus Millar lecture, which will be taking place in Edinburgh on the 10th October. Professor Miodownik, who holds the Chair in Materials and Society at UCL , is Director of the Institute of Making, is scientist in residence on the Dara O’Briain Science Club and delivered the 2010 Royal Institution Christmas lectures.
Professor Miodownik’s lecture follows on from his recent article in Wired magazine, and explores the current growth in interest in making and the implications which it could have for society.
He poses the challenge that whilst libraries solved a need of 19th century, the requirements of the 21st century have pushed ‘makespaces’ and ‘hackspaces’ above them in necessity.
Wired magazine article ‘Hackspaces are the new public library’ (http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine/archive/2013/09/ideas-bank/hackspaces-are-the-new-public-library)