maker movement

maker movement






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‘Maker culture’ emphasizes learning-through-doing (constructivism) in a social environment. Maker culture emphasizes informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning motivated by fun and self-fulfillment. Maker culture encourages novel applications of technologies, and the exploration of intersections between traditionally separate domains and ways of working including metal-working, calligraphy, film making, and computer programming.


The rise of the maker culture is closely associated with the rise of hackerspaces, Fab Labs and other “maker spaces”, of which there are now many around the world, including over 100 each in Germany and the United States. Hackerspaces allow like-minded individuals to share ideas, tools, and skillsets.

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aka: maker/hacker spaces

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Neil Gershenfeldfab labspersonal fabrication

Dale Dougherty

Jeff Sturges

maker (documentary)

democratizing access to exploration —–> citizen science

Keren Elazari – hackers our immune system
Seth at 2014 maker faire:

somewhere along the way – we ended up needing a maker faire..

where did the notion come from that we as humans had to make a kit and follow instructions…

what makes it art/creative/innovative (ie: not a kit) is – that it might not work

we don’t have to get better at being industrial – we have to get better at being connected



july 2014:

maker movement article








jan 2015:

why i am not a maker