‘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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democratizing access to exploration —–> citizen science
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
why i am not a maker