Baruk Jacob

Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Baruk Jacob

Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand

Making makerspaces: Makerspaces at Auckland Libraries are digitally creative spaces, set up with the purpose of getting better digital/information access to our communities. We've set up a proof-of-concept at the Central City Library, and are now trying to spread the idea. Te Matariki Clendon and Panmure and have set up home recording studios, and the Whau area has a shared makerspace programme. Go here to see the full list.

Studying Postliteracy: Postliteracy is two ideas: 1) that we are in a period of mass literacy started by the Gutenberg press, but that we will exit this period due to the development of audio-visual and internet/web technology, and 2) that postliterate strategies will be related to (though not the same as) preliterate communication and information strategies. Think less scribble-scribble and more really sweet tattoos...

Practicing Wing Tsun: Wing Tsun (or Wing Chun) is a martial art that emphasises the use of your opponents strength against them. It emphasises structure, responsiveness and relaxation over strength. I find it is a great set of tools and approaches to use with any form of conflict, not just the physical ones.

  • Work
    • Digital Outreach Librarian, Auckland Libraries
  • Education
    • Nichols High School, Guwahati
    • St. Edmund's College, Shillong