Satellites in the shed? the new DIY revolution

 

Satellites in the shed? TEDGlobal announces the new DIY revolution | Technology | The Observer.

‘The latest edition of the ideas festival at Edinburgh was abuzz with the ‘maker movement’: a phenomenon that aims to take manufacturing out of factories and put it into people’s homes’

‘If this sounds like Marxism, a world in which workers own the means of production, it is and it isn’t. One of the speakers at TEDGlobal, author Rachel Botsman from Sydney, who has coined the term “collaborative consumerism”, says: “It’s definitely capitalism. But it’s more democratic forms of capitalism.”

The democratising of making  – is it really ? Is the term self taught a little overI optimistic ? And hiding high levels of education in other fields …?

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Founder of Studio Viatopia, maker, thinker,writer. Currently writing Polychronic Objects book at the RCA. Writes opinion pieces for Fiera & The Londnr magazines View all posts by drjanesblog

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