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Making a Living in MakerCulture

Feb 17, 2010, 15:33 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Barbara Irwin for this link. ]

"If you weren't making things 100 years ago, you'd be dead. Your home, your food, your clothes and even your toys were all made by you or someone you knew. Somewhere along the way, humans seem to have forgotten that we were makers, and instead became consumers.

"Now, when some people build, sew and bake they are making a conscious choice to return to our maker roots. This movement is MakerCulture. Today, makers challenge the mainstream and make instead of buy.

"What used to be a necessity is now a lifestyle. But how were these people inspired, how did they learn, and how did they get to where they are now?

"Here are the stories of some modern-day makers."

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