How MakerCulture Is Reinventing Politics
Feb 19, 2010, 10:03 (1 Talkback[s])
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"What happens when the political becomes personal? Then
who has the power?
"Does Stephen Harper because he's our prime minister? For sure.
Does Oprah Winfrey because she's a multi-million media celebrity
who likes to share her political views and ideas? Yep, she's got
some sway. How about ordinary citizens who come together to
champion certain causes, or try to tackle certain socio-economic
problems? Do they have any political power? Darn right they do. And
they're what MakerCulture politics is all about. People, united in
cause, working together to spread a message and set changes in
"Whether at the local, provincial, national or global level,
examples of MakerCulture politics are everywhere. And in this
episode we'll open your eyes to just some of these movements. We'll
show you that political power is not limited to a select few with
high profile positions. Rather, it's everywhere there's people
coming together to make change happen."