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Inspired at UW Engineering Symposium

A couple of weeks ago, during March Break and after hitting the awesome UW Engineering Explorations tour, I took my kids to a UW Capstone Engineering Symposium in the Davis Centre. On display that particular day were 4th year group … Continue reading

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UW School of Architecture… Wow.

Last Saturday morning, my daughter Arden and I trucked on down to Galt to check out the open house at UW’s School of Architecture. For those of you who don’t have kids in high school and/or aren’t exploring what comes … Continue reading

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UW maker study wraps up and looks forward

Remember that UW study in the make-o-sphere that kicked off around this time last year? Well, it came to a successful conclusion very recently and we all met up for lunch yesterday to celebrate. Here is PhD student Katie Kish … Continue reading

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Proto-talking at UW GreenHouse

Had a great time talking about prototyping with the St. Paul’s College GreenHouse posse last Wednesday night at The University of Waterloo. GreenHouse Director Tania Del Matto invited me in to talk about approaches to getting/staying unstuck when going from … Continue reading

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Maker’s artist Michelle Bellemare kills at UWAG

It’s not a trick photo. It is the amazing work Casket (2006/2007) by Toronto-based artist Michelle Bellemare with my good friend Melissa Doherty’s feet in frame for scale. The opening reception at UWAG for this show When push comes to … Continue reading

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I like to bike… especially on Bike Day

A funny-great thing happened on my bike ride this morning. I was…

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Making for the masses–a UW study kicks off

Professors Steve Quilley (above), Rob Gorbet, and Marcel O’Gorman, all of The University of Waterloo, have secured a small Metcalf Foundation grant to “study the impact of accessibility of ‘making’ technologies for ‘ordinary people’ on their sense of self(-worth) and … Continue reading

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Robots? Yeah, we got that in Waterloo!

Last weekend, the annual FIRST Robotics Regional Competition was held at the University of Waterloo.  I go every year.  Smart high school students making ‘bots and competing in a challenge that changes each year.  What’s not to like?

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The Felt Lab–a different model, same maker spirit

My friend, Mark Connolly, invited me up to St. Jacobs tonight (thanks Mark!) to UW’s new Felt Lab, which is hosted in the very kick-ass Quarry building on the river.  Mark and the uxWaterloo posse were connecting with REAP students … Continue reading

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t’art show at artery gallery + cabs of curiosity sneak preview

Once again the magic collaboration of UW asst profs Rob Gorbet (Centre for Knowledge Integration) and Lois Andison (Dept of Fine Arts) + their engineer+artist mashup of students has culminated in a really unique show that you can check out … Continue reading

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