The Maker’s Movement

We have addressed the problems of definitions in blog posts past; while we are currently accumulating data that will hopefully help us define aspects of the makers movement, we have been thinking about how makers and making fits into the social and economic landscapes of cities.  Making, as Chris Anderson somewhat famously put it may indeed (albeit arguably) be “democratizing the means of production.”  To be sure, there are some uplifting stories  about increased access to manufacturing equipment and artisan tools, particularly through makerspaces and FabLabs such as ADX Portland  and TechShop.

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