Critical Making

Education Makers were involved in organizing a week-long workshop on critical making, a process that combines social sciences with engineering to explore conceptual thinking with technical making. Critical making is a term that was coined by Matt Ratto, an Associate Professor of Information Sciences at the University of Toronto and Director of the Semaphore Research Cluster on Inclusive Design ( Approximately thirty students were involved in the week-long workshop with Matt Ratto, where they learned to engage in critical making with an in-depth reflection about technology and the human body and about sensing and technology affordances.