Makerspaces are physical spaces used to experiment with creation and manipulation of digital and physical objects, usually in a communal setting. These spaces are often related to the reduction of boundaries between the physical and the digital, such as with 3D printers. Post-literacy is a period when popular and institutional cultures no longer privilege reading and writing, and oral culture strategies are used for communication and learning. Makerspaces are demonstrated to be examples of post-literacy in action.
Makerspace strategy could thus apply learning and communication strategies from oral cultures. This talk will present post-literacy as a viable framework for makerspace strategy and direction, particularly for Aotearoa New Zealand.
An earlier paper on NZLIMJ: Pre-literate Māori knowledge frameworks as post-literacy strategies