We had our first class meeting yesterday for our content creation course (aka maker spaces and digital media labs and awesomeness). It was a great first class!!! I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us.
One of the most amazing things happened when we started with this very simple question. How do you define making?
Lots of amazing themes emerged from this simple exercise. Here is a list of the themes (in no particular order)
anti-capitalism (make instead of buying)
pursuing a passion
impacting your environment (world)
moving ideas into reality
trial and error
learning from mistakes
making the world fit you
opening up the world (no trademarks, copyright, patents, etc…)
Making is the belief that everyone should have a comfortable life regardless of access to products
creative abilities used for the greater good