Robots and virtual reality in the Arctic: Tech-focused makerspace opens in Iqaluit


Publication Title
CBC News
Publication/Creation Date
September 25 2018
Creators/Contributors
Pinnguaq (contributor)
Ryan Oliver (contributor)
Talia Metuq (contributor)
Allison Chandler (creator)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
As you enter the building that now houses Nunavut's first makerspace, visitors are immediately greeted by small, colourful robots zipping around by their feet.

Pinnguaq Makerspace is led by Nunavut-based technology non-profit Pinnguaq, which means "play" in Inuktitut. The facility is designed to be a community hub for people of all ages to explore science and technology.

"A makerspace is just a spot where, essentially, you can come and get access to technology and access to experiences that you just wouldn't have casually lying around at home," said Ryan Oliver, the executive director of Pinnguaq.
HCI Platform
Robotical
Location on Body
Hand, Eye, Not On The Body
Marketing Keywords
Source
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/pinnguaq-makerspace-iqaluit-1.4838045

Date archived
February 24 2019
Last edited
February 24 2019
How to cite this entry
Allison Chandler. (September 25 2018). "Robots and virtual reality in the Arctic: Tech-focused makerspace opens in Iqaluit". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/3613