Free, public access to tools and materials ✊🏾
Cambridge, MA is home to The Hive, a maker space in the lower level of the the main branch of the public library. For five months, I was the temporary manager of the space and it was at once grounding, challenging, and inspiring.
Two lasting contributions that I made:
- A three part safety training video series.
- I created a Google Quiz and embedded training videos which patrons would watch, and then be quizzed on. This enabled us to patrons to take the training at their own leisure, while giving us the confidence they took away the necessary information.
- The Hives operating schedule template
- An extremely thorny problem
The Hive is driven by a mandate to provide free, public access to tools and materials.
This is a feels totally revolutionary to me.
Free, publically accessible tools and materials,
The goals are many: cultivate STEAM literacy, creativity, empowerment and more.
While the manager of the space was on parental leave, I took the wheel for 5 months and learned an immense amount.
Observations are personal, do not
reflect official positions of the Public
Library or the Hive
Maker spaces inherit the disposition and culture of the host institutions and organziations.
I made a work schedule
ely into the unexpected—whether in awake or asleep—for in mastering the art of doing nothing, we can immerse ourselves in the pure joy of just being alive.
Never Stop Dreaming
LOST IN REVERIE sets out to capture the magic and mystique of dreamscapes, from the comforting to the unsettling and everything else in between. The book will comprise art and illustration featuring intriguing concepts and styles that explore the realms between the real and surreal; becoming a means of escape from the dreariness of everyday and a beautiful reminder to never stop dreaming.
Lost in Reverie
As adults in a fast-paced world, finding the time to slow down and enjoy the little things in life can be challenging. Even the simple act of daydreaming or getting lost in one's imagination has become a luxury that many can no longer afford. However, it ...
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