"Why I believe in maker culture"

Originally posted on MAKE:

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My friend, Willow Bay, has a brief piece on The Steampunk Workshop called “Why I believe in maker culture.” Snip:

All the things I do in life (which, admittedly, is a lot) are about Doing. I’m up to my eyeballs in Stuff to Do and up to my elbows in What I’m Doing because I love it, and because I so adamantly believe that Maker Culture is a healthy response to an unhealthy pop culture. Here’s a glimpse at why I feel this way.

When you’re a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Which is to say, you use the tools you have to solve the problems at hand. Tools and technology do, of course, range everywhere from a wrench to language to roads to electricity. And when your tool is the mindset of a maker, any system at hand looks like something to be tinkered with and improved…

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I am a free-lance journalist focused on art and design matters, life-time student of architecture, amateur graphic designer, and somewhat competent woodworker. I believe that art wrting is a high calling. My current project, artbliss (www.artbliss.wordpress.com, is a blog that looks at art museums from all over the world, offering the latest news, feature articles, artist profiles, and more. My articles have also appeared in www.larrymade.com, US Green Technology (www.greentechnology.com) and my portfolio/blog, writer’s blo(g)k.com (www.skillseeker90.wordpress.com)
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