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We Need a Citizen Maker Movement

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 08.24.2014 | Technology
Lorelei Kelly

Here's the issue our nation is facing: The inability of the non-military side of our public institutions to process complex problems. Today, this competence and especially the capacity to solve technical challenges often exist only in the private sector.

The White House Believes That Hipsters Are Our Future

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2014 | HuffPost Home

Between FLOTUS' green thumb and POTUS' fixation with handmade marshmallow cannons, we always knew that the first family were crafty types. So it was n...

Welcoming All Girls in the Maker Movement: Let's Make it Happen

Techbridge Girls | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
Techbridge Girls

I have been attending this Maker Faire for years. It is amazing to see how popular the event has become, drawing over 100,000 this year. But, I saw little of the ethnic diversity that we celebrate in the San Francisco Bay Area. African-American and Hispanic families were few and far between.

Makers Are Radically Changing the World...Already

XPRIZE | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Singularity University adjunct faculty Mark Hatch, who is CEO and Co-Founder of TechShop and author of the Maker Movement Manifesto: Rules for Inn...

Will This Be The Coolest Thing At Burning Man?

Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts

This giant, mobile geodesic dome might just be the most amazing tribute to Buckminster Fuller we've ever seen. Designed by professional welder Scot...

Creating Spaces for Kids to Make and Learn

Michael Nobleza | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

The power of making lies not in what is made but rather in the making itself. When we value process over product, we create an environment that fosters creative thinking and learning.

Dr. Toy Talks about Overcoming Barriers to Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Safe and stimulating play promotes wholesome development and inspires a healthy future. Play is good for everyone!

What If We Were All Manufacturers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if there were only one word to describe your level of satisfaction with whatever it was you did to provide yourself with income? What if that word was, awesome?

LOOK: Fun, Weird Tech At Maker Faire 2012

Posted 10.04.2012 | Science

Imagine a world populated with cupcake cars, a giant, remote-controlled game of thumb war and 70 different kinds of 3D printer. Having trouble? You sh...

NY Tech Scene -- Rising (Week of 10/1/12)

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.30.2012 | New York
Steve Rosenbaum

Mayor Bloomberg had declared the week of September 24th "Maker Week" in New York -- and it seems every Maker for hundreds of miles in every direction took him up on it.

What Maker Faire Founder Is Saying About Detroit

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 07.30.2012 | Detroit

How do you describe Maker Faire? It's like a small-scale World's Fair appearing every summer at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, celebrating DIY science...

Enabling Schools of the Future

Robert Schwartz | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
Robert Schwartz

We need to stop pandering to our "digital native" students and provide structures and platforms that better enable their success.

What Barack Obama Could Learn From Maker Faire

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 11.19.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

I've been reading all the various polls and news reports. Everyone seems to agree that 'it's the economy stupid' to borrow a phrase, but I can't help ...

Why Shop Class Is Still Relevant

Joe Astroth | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Joe Astroth

The workforce is composed of all kinds of learners performing all kinds of tasks; the one room in any school building that can captivate all of them just might be the one with the lathe.

FLUID SCULPTURE: Less Mess Than A Meat Dress

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Why We Think It's Cool: The winner of the "Captured" category in this month's first annual Vimeo Festival somehow turns a demonstration of a dress pro...

Education: Reform or Transformation? A Report from the 2010 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

The United States was once first in the world in college graduation rates, we are now 14th. Many well-known speakers from very diverse fields at see the need for educational change as a societal, economic and moral imperative