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What is a maker?

Today the delightful Joy Garnett said something I want to remember: "Maker is a word used by those who used to be referred to as craftsman. Where "craft" or "craftsy" has a trivial connotation, supposedly, "maker" elevates the perception of it as "an art form" but with utility beyond art. Blah blah. It started as an ointment for the chip on the shoulder. Now, like all those words, it's been coopted by the tech sector, or parts of it.

Astra Taylor: The Future of Creativity October 16, 2014

Books on the Radio + Artists Legal Outreach are presenting an evening with Astra Taylor (author of The People's Platform, Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age) on Thursday October 16th at Robson Square Theatre, 630PM.  This book speaks to the creation of sustainable culture that preserves and promotes our cultural ecosystem.


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