SCIP is working on developing a makerspace for the joint ARLIS/VRA conference in Seattle 2016.
The initial idea for the makerspace was to allow conference goers the opportunity to take a break from conference activities and sessions in order to make a collage, quick sketch, or simple watercolor. This would allow us to reach out to ARLIS and the VRA membership, build our numbers, and create an awareness of the SIG. Through those discussions it was proposed that the emphasis of these creations be on handmade postcards, which we would then offer to send out direct from Seattle.
The Seattle planning committee will make a space available to us adjacent to the conference registration area, so we can potentially be the first activity/event attendees will see. They will also supply power connections for us, should we need to use hot glue guns etc. in our creative processes. This means that we will need people to volunteer time at the makerspace, and people to volunteer supplies for the makerspace.