MakerCulture: Taking Things into Our Own Hands
The Tyee is proud to co-publish with Rabble.ca a multi-part, multi-media investigation of Maker Culture – the do-it-yourself movement fast evolving in North America and beyond. The project, directed by Wayne MacPhail, was created by 45 journalism students at the University of Western Ontario and Ryerson University.
In This Series
Check out the blog, wiki, podcasts, photostream and YouTube channel and feature stories, all part of a new series on The Tyee.
From EduPunks to food jewelers, people are using new tools to take learning, art, entertainment, technology, politics, and even science into their own hands. Behold the growing Maker Movement.
Already there are machines that replicate themselves. Now people are working on printers that reproduce human organs.
Love to knit? Never outgrew Lego? Rather live in the Steam Age? Meet some folks making ends meet while living the DIY dream.
But will Apple help close off the promise of the creatively open Internet?
From BikeCamp to Bolivia, a creative new breed makes change from the bottom up.
New technology, copyright sharing fuel a creative wave of DIY media.
They're tackling gene research, charting the cosmos, crunching complex equations and more.
Whether it's dog biscuits or sealskin parkas, creating items by hand builds culture and communities.
Whether inventing jewelry from fruit or art from gum, 'Maker Culture' is finding new ways to satisfy the hunger for creativity.
Their DIY movement is reinventing how, and why, we learn.
Do-it-yourself robots, weapons, even human organs. Open source tech makes it possible, but do we want this? Last in a series.