I was invited to speak about the Maker Movement as part of an introductory design class at the Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In my talk, I looked back at other historical “maker” movements and their techno-cultural context, going back to the Industrial Revolution and the invention of leisure time. In particular, I noted some examples of DIY-inflected artworks that do substantial critical and political work alongside tehir technical functions.

While I was in Ann Arbor I had the opportunity to tour the fabrication facilities, which are especially impressive in the ceramics, robotics, and textiles areas!

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