The Class I have a fixed mindset, I guess. Last week we broke open a bunch of junk and tried to make something with LED lights and a switch, and I had such a clear idea at the beginning of what I wanted to do that I was completely at a loss when I could … Continue reading Maker Course Week 4
Last week's class Taking a toy car apart turned out to be at the same time more involving and less exciting than I thought it would. It reminded me of cooking, which I have also just started doing more this year, because working with my hands allowed me to gain more confidence in handling the … Continue reading Maker Course Week 3
I could identify the international students in the room by cataloging their--our--bewilderment to the maker concept. I myself have never heard of the maker movement before coming here, and then these people who have written these books and done these things are supposed to be famous? I've been on Etsy and listened to many podcasts … Continue reading Maker Course Week 2
DIY Citizenship : Critical Making and Social Media is a selection of essays about the DIY movement. Coming from the broad, activist left, it mostly asks the central question of "when and how 'DIY Citizenship' is liberatory."