The Remaking the Maker Movement event was convened by Professor Matthew Rimmer and hosted by the QUT Faculty of Business and Law earlier this month.
This event focused on the role of innovation spaces – such as makerspaces, Fab Labs, hackerspaces, TechShop, and innovation hubs, incubators, and accelerators. It considered the evolution, growth, and transformation of innovation spaces, including the demise of TechShop, the evolution of Fab Labs, and the reconstitution of the Maker Movement.
Remaking the Maker Movement considered the social role of innovation spaces in training, education, social enterprises, community-building and peace-making, as well as the role of innovation spaces in the achievement of the sustainable development goals – especially with UNDP’s Accelerator Labs.
This event was supported by an ARC Discovery Grant on Intellectual Property and 3D Printing.
Remaking the Maker Movement Presentations
All the presentations from the Remaking the Maker Movement event can now be watched online:
Session 1 – University Makerspaces
- Professor Rowena Barrett (pictured above) – Drivers for Entrepreneurship and Creativity at University
- Stephanie Piper – Regional Academic Makerspaces
- Vince Kelly – The Journey of Building a World-Class Educational Makerspace at The University of Queensland
- Mia van Zyl – An Ecosystem Approach to Makerspace Sustainability within a Digital Innovation Precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa
Session 2 – Scientific Makerspaces
- Dr Sarah Walden – Soft Matter Materials Laboratory
- Dr Bruce Baer Arnold – Bioprinting, the Internet of Bodies, Intellectual Property, and Human Rights
- Professor Matthew Rimmer – Shane Rattenbury, the Productivity Commission, and the Right to Repair
Session 3 – Community Makerspaces
- Sabrina Chakori – Tool Libraries: Innovation Hubs for Economic Degrowth
- Dr Dhaval Vyas – DIY and Making in Low Socioeconomic Communities
- Professor Matthew Rimmer – Open Prosthetics: Intellectual Property, 3D Printing, Medical Innovation, and Disability Rights
Session 4 – Makerspaces and the Law
- Dr Muhammed Zaheer Abbas – The Role of Fab Labs and Community Makerspaces in COVID-19 Response
- Dr Anne Matthew – Homo Deus: The Promise of Legal Imagination for New Technologies in Innovative Industries
- Brydon Timothy Wang – Automating Cities: Welcome to the Machine Metropolis
Session 5 – International Makerspaces
- Dr Chris Armstrong – Institutionalisation and Informal Innovation in South African Maker Communities
- Professor Lucas Osborn – 3D Printing and Intellectual Property
- Associate Professor Jani McCutcheon – International Perspectives on Disability Exceptions in Copyright Law and the Visual Arts: Feeling Art
About Matthew Rimmer
Matthew is a Professor in Intellectual Property and Innovation Law at the QUT Faculty of Business and Law. He has published widely on copyright law and information technology, patent law and biotechnology, access to medicines, plain packaging of tobacco products, intellectual property and climate change, Indigenous Intellectual Property, and intellectual property and trade. He is undertaking research on intellectual property and 3D printing; the regulation of robotics and artificial intelligence; and intellectual property and public health (particularly looking at the coronavirus COVID-19).
You can read more about Matthew in his staff profile.