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Purpose: Explores technologies located within makerspaces, content creation spaces, and the management of such areas. These technologies include 3D printers, computational textiles, light boxes, recording studies, laser cutters, video equipment, and more.

This group is part of Core's Technology Section.

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Call for Participation: Making During a Pandemic Survey

  • 1.  Call for Participation: Making During a Pandemic Survey

    Posted Mar 30, 2021 03:02 PM

    **Apologies for cross-posting**

    Do you work in a makerspace, have a makerspace as part of your library, or have a makerspace at home? We are conducting a survey about how people's making may have evolved, expanded, or even stopped during the past year of the pandemic. This is a follow up study to our original Making During a Pandemic survey.  You did not have to complete our previous survey to participate in this one.

    The purpose of this research is to examine how people participated in making and creative activities from Spring 2020 to Spring 2021 in response to the COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Pandemic. This study is being conducted by researchers from the Gardner-Harvey Library of Miami University. Participation in this research is restricted to persons 18 years of age or older.

    Completing the survey should take about 10 minutes. Your participation is voluntary, you may skip questions you do not want to answer, and you may stop at any time. Only the researchers will have access to individual responses. Results of the survey will only be presented publicly as aggregate summaries.

    To access the survey, go to 

    If you have any questions about this research or you feel you need more information to complete this survey, you can contact the lead researcher at

    If you have questions or concerns about the rights of research subjects, you may contact our reviewing body: the Research Ethics and Integrity Office at Miami University at (513) 529-3600 or

    Thank you for your participation,

    Jessie Long

    Jennifer Hicks

    John Burke