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MAKERSPACES & VIRTUAL REALITY

NOV 2016- NOV 2018
FUNDED BY MARIE SKLODOWAKA-CURIE ACTION

This project was one part of a wider study ‘Makerspaces: Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity (MakEY)’ EU, Australia and the Americas study. Working together with a Berlin-based toy company known as Vai Kai, the Berlin Fab Lab and Glück Workshops we sought to understand how children can use hacking and making techniques to create, design and play in Virtual Reality.

WEBSITES

https://makeyproject.eu/

PUBLICATIONS 

Yamada-Rice, D., Rodrigues, D. & Zubrycka, J. (2019) Makerspaces and Virtual Reality Chapter 5. In: Blum-Ross, A., Kumpulainen, K. & Marsh, J. (eds) Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity: Makerspaces in the Early Years. Routledge.

TALKS

Invited Keynote speaker: Media Education Summit, Cologne, Germany Nov, 19th, 2019

Invited Keynote speaker: Using makerspaces as an opportunity for involving children in the development of Virtual Reality content and play at international conference Researching Multimodal Childhood: Methodological Challenges and Innovations, Odense, Denmark, 13th Aug, 2018