SXSW Interactive 2016
Get Messy in the Library: Art, Making & Tinkering
Creative inspiration is a tricky thing to pin down; for the artists highlighted here, the spark can be traced to a library. The Library as Incubator movement is catching fire as the needs of creatives and communities converge with library assets. Engagement includes residency programs, self-publishing platforms, workshops and other services with and for artists and makers of all skill levels. This session includes an in-depth exploration of Madison Public Library’s pop-up Bubbler program, where local creatives are employed to offer hands-on activities for people of all ages. Join us in a win-win for artists, makers, tinkerers and innovators engaging with communities through libraries.
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- How do artists and makers use libraries in their creative process?
- How are libraries providing new opportunities for creatives—professional and casual—to engage peers, neighbors, new tools and collections in unique
- How does it benefit artists, makers, tinkerers, entrepreneurs, tech-minded folks to get involved with their local libraries?
Laura Damon-Moore, Librarian, Library as Incubator Project